Picking your Wedding Photographer

I'm not going to sit here and preach to you about what you should and shouldn't be looking for in a wedding photographer.  Instead let me share three thoughts I had when I got married and had to select the photographer for my wedding.

My wedding photographer is someone that I could call my friend.  Why?  Well the odds are I am going to see them more on the day, than I will see my beloved.  I want to feel comfortable with this person who is so involved in one of the most important events in my life.  I want to know they will listen to my thoughts and I will be open to their ideas.  Most importantly I want someone, a friend, to have fun with.

My wedding photographer has the skills to handle the difficult times.  Any "Uncle Bob" with a good camera can take a good photo when the weather is perfect and the light is falling with a magical feel.  My 6 year old niece could get that shot. I don't want to look to the sky to see if I am going to get amazing photos on my wedding.  I want someone that can get the magic in rain, wind, gloomy skies or in the dark.  I want someone that can adapt and handle any situation and still get the shot.

My wedding photographer is someone I can trust. I share some of the most intimate and emotional moments behind the lens.  For my wedding photographer I want someone that realises this and in that, I can trust to treat the images with care.  From how they are captured, how they are stored and how they are edited.  I want those moments protected and nurtured into amazing images. I want to trust my photographer, so I don't have to worry about any of those things.

I had an amazing wedding day and now I have some amazing moments captured by my photographer, who I will forever call my friend (Shoutout - Laurie Skovgaard).  There is always others question but for me these were the three most important.  Hopefully this helps you pick your wedding photographer.

Doug Hall
Photographer - Studio Vita

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