I love taking pictures for a living It's 100% the most rewarding career in the world! I have a passion for telling stories through photographs. Photography has been passed down to me. So I have been taking pictures my whole life. Its what I love to do! This profession makes helps me make other people happy on their special day.
You and your future spouse will certainly look (and feel!) your best on your wedding day—and your wedding photographer will ensure that all of that amazingness translates into photos. Yes, you need a wedding photographer because they know every trick in the book, from lighting to poses and more, to ensure that you truly slay those photos. Trust a professional photographer’s expertise, and you’ll be rewarded with beautiful images that make you look like a supermodel.
Wedding photographers don’t just photograph people, they photograph all the details of your big day, from the invitations to the flower arrangements, the escort cards to the cake, the wedding venue, the food, and more. Again, using appropriate lighting and angles, an experienced photographer will make sure that every aspect of your wedding looks straight out of a magazine.
An engagement photo session isn't a must, but it's a great way to get to know your photographer and gain experience in front of the camera. This photo shoot also gives you an opportunity to try out hair and makeup in advance of the big day. Plus, you'll receive photos to help share your love story on your wedding website, save-the-dates, or social media. If an engagement session is part of your photography package, we highly recommend it.
The best wedding photographers have a distinct style, whether it's traditional portraiture, photojournalistic, fashion, or fine art. By reviewing the online galleries of photographers near you, you'll be able to find a photography style that resonates with you and your future spouse—and find the perfect wedding photographer for your big day.
If you’re feeling nervous or awkward, it will likely show in photos. That’s why you need a wedding photographer with a winning personality—they’re absolute pros at making people feel relaxed and confident in front of the camera. In fact, you might have so much fun with your professional photographer that you’ll forget they’re even taking pictures! This goes for any of your loved ones, too, whether it be your self-conscious mom, your rambunctious flower girl, your over-it groomsman. A great photographer can really bring out those natural smiles.
One of the best compliments a wedding photographer can receive from a couple is “we barely knew you were there!” Yes, experienced photographers are absolute pros at being unobtrusive, meaning there won’t be flashes in your face while you’re trying to say your vows. Wedding photographers have a variety of lenses at their disposal, so they’re able to capture incredible shots from most distances.
As you hire vendors for your big day, you're building a team. And a photographer is one of the most crucial members of your vendor team. They'll work with almost all of your pros, from your wedding videographer to your planner, venue coordinator, hair and makeup artists, florist, and more, to ensure the day runs smoothly. A seasoned wedding photographer will have experience working with all of these different vendors and will bring out everyone's best work.
An organized photographer will ensure that your wedding runs on schedule. Your photographer will work with your wedding planner, or whoever is creating your day-of timeline, to determine how long couple portraits, family and wedding party photos, and the like will take. Then, on your wedding day, your photographer will keep everything (and everyone!) moving so that he or she gets all the photos you’ve requested in a timely manner—and takes advantage of natural light.
Having all of your loved ones in one place on your wedding day means that there will be lots of memorable and important moments—including some you might miss (you’re going to be pretty busy!). You need a wedding photographer to catch all of these moments and memories—from the major (your first kiss as a married couple) to the minor, but still fun to look back on (your great-aunt grooving on the dance floor).
A big part of a photographer’s job actually comes after the wedding itself. During post-production, a photographer will subtly edit your images so that they still look natural, but just, well, better. For example, there’s a gorgeous photo of you—except you have a tiny smudge of lipstick on your cheek from your Aunt Betty’s smooch. An experienced photographer can easily remove the mark so the image is frame-worthy. You might not even notice the changes made during the editing process, but it’s part of the reason why wedding pictures from a professional wedding photographer are that much more amazing than ones you’d take yourself.
With an experienced photographer at the helm, your wedding photos are going to be frame-worthy. But we’ve heard too many stories of couples whose wedding photography lives on a computer instead of displayed in their homes—not an ideal way to keep memories of your wedding alive. The prints you order from your photographer will be of the highest quality, and he or she can likely help you create an album that will be among your most precious family heirlooms.
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