Doug HallComment

Picking your Wedding Photographer

Doug HallComment
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