Wedding Secret #1

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How To Guarantee Your Wedding Lives Up To Your Dreams.

Believe it or not, the photographer you select to photograph your wedding can make or break your wedding day. Yes, I kid you not, your wedding day – not just your photographs! Why? Because he’s THERE – with you and your family, in person – interacting with all your family and guests – and representing you every minute.

Now, HONESTLY, we’re not just talking about photography here – we’re talking about YOUR WEDDING – how YOU FEEL on your wedding day, and how smoothly and romantically everything goes. You see, your photographer determines this, by the way he helps you plan your wedding, the way he treats you and your loved ones, and the way he conducts himself throughout the day.

Amazing Secret Revealed – What Other Wedding Photographers Don’t Want You To Know!

So here’s the secret: Meet the photographer – IN PERSON – before you hire anyone to photograph your wedding! Most brides don’t realize that many studios hire part time photographers to photograph their weddings for them – high school and college kids, friends, relatives, etc. This means that you go to a studio, talk with a salesperson, look at their samples, and make a decision – without really knowing who will be photographing your wedding!

And if it’s not just the right person doing the photography, and interacting with all your family and guests, everything can be ruined!

So, when you’re talking with a potential studio, ask them the following questions:

  1. Who did these photographs you are showing me?
  2. Who, by name, will be the photographer at our wedding if we hire your studio?
  3. We want to MEET this person, BEFORE we hire your studio.

Then, when you meet this person, ask him or her the following questions:

  1. How will you dress at my wedding?
  2. Did you do ALL the samples of wedding photography we saw your books and web site? If not, show us YOUR work, please.
  3. How long have you been photographing weddings?
  4. How long will you be at my wedding?
  5. Before you leave our wedding, who do you check with first to see if there’s anything else we would like you to do?
  6. Do you work from a checklist of photos? (You NEVER want a photographer who needs a checklist doing your wedding photography! He’ll spend all his time looking at the list, and miss all the wonderful, romantic and spontaneous moments of your wedding!)

Then, decide if you REALLY LIKE HIM, as well as his work! Because he’s going to be spending a lot of time with you and your family and friends, on your important day.

portrait of couple“Thank you so much for all of the time and hard work that you put into creating our wedding storybook. The candid images and expressions that you capture are amazing and they set you above the rest. You did a wonderful job designing and creating our album. It was better than what we had hoped for. We’ll certainly enjoy it for many, many years to come. Take care and thanks again.” Dana and Brent

By the way, just so you know, here’s my answers to those questions:

I will be photographing your wedding personally. I will dress tastefully, to blend (NOT A TUX! I don’t want to take anything away from your groom and groomsmen and the fathers, and I also don’t want to dress casually, and not represent you professionally.)

I have been photographing weddings, as I mentioned earlier, for close to _____ years. Can you fill in the blank? Just checking to see if you’re paying attention! It’s getting near 20 years!

I’ll be at your wedding until you, your husband (how exciting – your “husband!”), or your parents, or your husband’s parents say they have nothing else for me to do. I NEVER will leave your wedding without checking with someone!

I use no checklist. Instead, I’m constantly watching for those special, magical and spontaneous moments that will be so meaningful to you to have photographs of!

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