Is Uncle Phil taking your photos?
Will he take more back of the head shots rather than beautiful profiles or spot on moments?
We preserve the best moments! Our professional photographers are here to preserve your special moments into treasure memories.
Start your search for potential photographers’ with websites and blogs to check out photos of other weddings they’ve shot. Wedding Wire, The Knot and Weddingful are good online sources to find local photographers. Pick out about 3 -4 photographers and look at their website for clues about the photographer’s personality, style and sensibility. Check out their Facebook and Twitter pages too, if possible — is the feedback from clients good? How does the photographer respond?
Word of mouth works best, but even if your sister loved her photographer, doesn’t mean you will. Personality is the first thing to think of. This is the person that will work with you the entire day and be in charge of your first half of the day. You want someone you can trust and get along with. If you like what you see on their sites, you must meet your potential photographers in person. If the photographer is already booked on your date, they may have an associate or recommend another shooter with a similar style.
What type of photography style do you prefer?
Documentary: Candid or spontaneous pictures
Portraiture: Classic portraits in front of various backdrops
Check out packages photographers will provide. Expect on average the range from $2,500 all the way up to $15,000-plus on the higher end of the spectrum. Find out exactly how many hours of coverage are included. Ideally, most packages include about 6 to 12 hours to cover everything from pre-ceremony events (getting ready with your bridesmaids or first-look photos) to the end of the reception. It’s better to pay for more up front or else you may be charged at a higher hourly rate for going over.
Most contracts stipulate that the photographer owns the rights to all photos taken at the wedding, even the ones of you. In other words, the photographer can use them promotionally on their website or blog, submit them for publication and even use them in ads. That also means that you can’t just post the digital proofs they send you — most photographers have a policy that you can only share watermarked images or images with their credit on them. Also, unless you negotiate otherwise, if you want to print the images yourselves or order an album from another source, you’ll have to buy the rights to the images.
With a large array of personalities and styles we are sure to match you with the most talented photographers exclusively for you.
Kayla Brooke www.kaylabrookephotography.com
Amy Aiello Photography www.amyphotochicago.com/
Travis Heberling www.bellaphotovideo.com/
Rod Pickett www.rodpickett.com/
Alexandria Heidner www.photobyalexandria.com/
Elizabeth Nord Photography www.elizabethnord.com/
Being Joy Photography www.beingjoyphotography.com/