Hello everyone and welcome to the wedding tips for brides page. I have been wanting to start a newsletter on our blog that includes wedding tips and tricks related to your wedding. After spending some time reading the community forums on The Knot and Wedding Wire, I feel that there are alot of questions that brides have that we can help them answer. Since I was spending some time answering questions on these sites it hit me that we should be doing that here.
Our plan is to make this newsletter as informative as possible and hopefully not to boring. Between our photography experience and actually going through the process of hosting our daughters wedding recently, we feel that we can share alot of things with our readers to help them with their own wedding plans. You can expect that either myself or Becca will be posting most of what we have seen. In addition to our posts, we plan to ask wedding professionals that we know and have worked with to help us add to this newsletter. This should give our readers a variety of information from different wedding experts. With any luck it will develop into a tool to help our brides as they plan and host the wedding of their dreams.
Our first topic will be photography related just because that is what we do.
I see alot of brides that struggle with trying to figure out how to choose her photographer. Do you choose the cheapest one, the photographer that your mom used, a family friend, a local pro or some national company?. An event the size of a wedding is generally the largest thing a bride will have planned. With all the choices that need to be made it is hard to know what to do or how to choose each vendor that she will use to create the wedding of her dreams. There are large number of wedding photographers with a variety of experience and styles. This tends to create confusion as she plans her big day.
We believe that the first thing you should be doing when selecting your wedding photographer is to see if you like their photos. It seems really simple but I read so many comments from brides that are only concerned with how much the photography will cost. When planning the wedding of your dreams, really reflect on how will you feel about the money you saved if you get your photos an they fall short of all your expectations?
One way to help ensure you are going to be happy with the images that you would receive, is to look at several full weddings from the photographers that you are considering. All photographers want to put their nicest images on their website. However, when choosing your wedding photographer, you owe it to yourself to take a closer look at the photos that the photographer is going to give you. Look for things that are included in the wedding ph0tography. Did they just take photos of the bride and groom during the day? Did they get photos of all the wedding party as they walked down the aisle? Did they take photos of guests at the reception? Did they get photos of the cakes and all the items that the bride and groom had at the wedding to make their day special? Do you like the way the photographer handled the cake cutting, the toasts, the first dances, etc? It may seem like these types of events during your wedding would included in your photographs but that isn’t always true. Typically, it is a sister of a bride that tells us about her sisters photographer not capturing these events. A good professional photographer should have no problem showing you several full weddings to let you see what they are capturing during the day. Therefore, you owe it to yourself to take a closer look at what your photographer is going photograph during the day before you sign an agreement with them.
One thing to keep in mind is that your photos are something you will have a lifetime and you want them to always be a great reminder of one of the most important days of your life. Hope this has given you some reference points when selecting your photographer.
Keep Smilin and Blessings to All 🙂
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