The Perfect Balance of Photography and Experience

July 21, 2022

You’ve spent so much time dreaming about your wedding. And countless hours planning every detail. So when your wedding day actually arrives, you want to be able to enjoy it fully! 

Hiring an experienced wedding photographer can help you do just that. Because what I’ve learned is that couples need so much more than someone who can take pretty photographs. They need someone who has experience in the wedding world. A photographer who is thorough, efficient, and can navigate mishaps. 

Taking beautiful photos should be a given. But finding a photographer who has the perfect balance of photography and experience is where it gets a little more challenging. 

Here are some things to look for when searching for the right professional to join your vendor team.

Someone Who Checks in With You Throughout the Process 

Unfortunately, some photographers book you and don’t check in until the wedding day arrives. I’m a firm believer in frequent communication. How can a photographer get to know you and your needs if they aren’t communicating with you from start to finish? 

I make it a point to touch base with you throughout the process to make sure you feel supported and heard. From the moment you inquire to the minute I deliver your wedding photos (and beyond!), I’m checking in to see if all is well, answering your questions, and ensuring that we’re all on the same page. 

Someone Who Dresses to the Occasion 

You want a photographer who pays attention to details. And that includes attending to how they dress during your event.

I aim to blend in with your guests so they hardly know I’m there. Whether in a country club or the bar down the street, I get along with everyone. You can always count on me to dress to the occasion, fit in with your guests, and make them feel comfortable – ensuring everyone genuinely enjoys themselves as I capture them candidly laughing and making memories.

Someone Willing to Help 

Of course, you want your wedding day to go off without a hitch. But sometimes things happen, and when they do, you want to know that you have a team of vendors ready and willing to help in any way they can. 

It doesn’t matter if it’s not in my job description to provide your wedding planner with an extra set of hands or call someone who can fix the problem if I can’t. Yes, I’m a photographer, but I also consider myself a team player. And I want you to relax and enjoy your day – not worry about things falling apart! 

My years of experience photographing weddings have given me the know-how to foresee problems and navigate issues. So you can rest assured knowing you’ll have at least one person on deck to lend a helping hand!

Someone Who Offers a Custom Collection 

Every couple and wedding is unique. And to meet those individual needs, photographers should design custom pdfs and packages. Generic collections can’t possibly suit every style, vision, and budget. 

I customize every collection to best suit your needs. I genuinely listen to what you want from your experience and tailor the process to fulfill those wants. From the budget to the timeline to how I edit your photos, I make sure your vision is my priority. 

Giving you a collection of beautiful, timeless, heirloom wedding photographs is important to me. But giving you an amazing experience is just as important. And I can do that because I have the expertise to back up my photography skills. 

Because as I mentioned above, it’s not just about the images. If you hire a photographer who delivers pretty pictures but was unprofessional/rude/made you uncomfortable/etc. you’re not going to look at your photos the same. The experience will cloud everything else. 

This is why it’s essential that you find a photographer who knows how to photograph weddings in your preferred style and has a level of professionalism and a genuine approach to your day.I would be happy to be that photographer! Contact me today, and I will be in touch soon.


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