Selecting a Wedding Photographer

Ken & Suzanne
When you’re working late and glance up from your client files to see this… 

When selecting our photographer for our wedding, we wanted to find someone we were comfortable with and who would capture our day in a photo journalism style vs many posed photos. This is one of my fav’s as we are lining up the ‘receiving line’ (yes, it’s still a thing) but we were more focused on one another!

Studio Solaris Photography, Bogdan & Alexandra Radu


We interviewed several photographers before agreeing to an Engagement shoot with the Photographers we were most comfortable with.  We were looking for photo memories that we would look back on often; something timeless and heartfelt.  With neither one of us, overly comfortable on the pictured end of a camera, we were a little nervous about the process and what to expect.

After postponing the Engagement shoot a few times, it was crunch time as we were down to two months before the Wedding date. We had to see it through.  

The result?  We had a blast!  There was laughter, tears, serious moments and genuine smiles that translated into pictures we treasure still and often use at select times of year.  

What made the difference?  Our photographers!  

They were a wonder to work with.  Relaxed, friendly, unobtrusive.  We spent the Engagement shoot getting to know each other a little better.  They found out more about their subject too.  Best angles, what came naturally and what needed some guidance. What our personalities are and what we wanted for our Wedding day.

On our Wedding day, we were comfortable to share our space with this amazing duo.  In fact, we hardly knew they were there much of the time.  The result was just what we wanted.  Candid but complimentary photos that captured the love and festive feeling of our special day with a focus on family and friends who had come to share in our joy.  

What style of Wedding Photography are you looking for?  

Here’s our top 10 questions to ask:

  1. What style do you specialize in?
  2. Do you shoot in digital, film or both?
  3. Do you retouch any or all photos? Quantities?
  4. Do we have the ability to share digital photos without penalties or royalties?
  5. In what format will you deliver the photos to us?  How long will this take?
  6. What’s included in the packages? Can we add or customize?
  7. What is your working style?
  8. Will you help me build a shot list? (really important!)
  9. Can I see samples of your work? Reviews?
  10. Do you specialize in indoor, outdoor or both

Aside from our top ten questions, you need to figure out if you are a ‘good fit’ personality wise. Is your date available and what are the booking terms.

Your wedding planner can assist in navigating all of this with you and your photographer. Building the relationship before your big day will go miles in ensuring you get the most out of the experience!

photo credit: Studio Solaris Photography, Bogdan & Alexandra Radu
https://www.studiosolaris.com/

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Suzanne Peat

Wedding & Event Planner

Wedding Producer and Event Designer at Kenneth Robert Entertainment and Gallery Events, is recognized as a Professional Wedding Planner with the Association of Bridal Consultants since 2008. Extensive experience includes garden nuptials, large gala weddings, corporate seminars and holiday parties. With her significant accomplishments in planning both corporate and social functions as well as her achievements in personal financial planning, she is a great benefit to couples planning a celebration with numerous decisions and details to figure out. With a certification in Training, Suzanne is mentoring new Wedding Planners as they begin their journey in the industry.

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