The 7 “Secrets”
What will make the difference between wedding photography that is just “average” and wedding photography that is truly outstanding, with photographs that bring tears to your eyes every time you look at them, because they say so much about your love for each other and your relationships with all your family and friends?
Secret #1. How to Have at Great Time on Your Wedding Day.
What’s most important to you? You want everything to go perfectly. You want the most romantic, emotional, beautiful wedding anyone has ever seen. You want to see all your guests, and have lots of time with them.
Unfortunately, many brides and grooms do NOT have a good time at their wedding. Their photographer has no clue what their job really is. Your photographer can make your day wonderful and perfect or create so much chaos that you will crumble from the stress.
So, how do you have a great time? Select a photographer who is sensitive to what it takes to make your day special to you. A good photographer that can choreograph the photography session so you get to spend time with your family, friends, guests, and just have a great time.…is worth every penny.
You see, most photographers think it’s all about them. If you talk to some wedding photographers, this is what you will hear. They’ll say, “Your wedding photographs are the most important thing to you.”
Well, here’s a shocking statement for you: Your photographs are NOT the most important thing to you!
You know; it is said that after the cake is eaten, the flowers are all dead, the guests have all gone home; what you have are your photographs.
Although this is true; the most important thing on your wedding day is not the photographs. It’s your emotions and your relationships, and your family and friends. It’s being in such a perfect place that you truly enjoy your wedding.
Be sure to select a photographer who understand your wishes, and will take really good care of you, and not ruin your day.
Secret #2. Meet the photographer in person, before you make any decisions!
This is so important! Be sure you like him or her. Be sure you want this person at your wedding, representing you and your family. Remember, he’s working for you, not the other way around! It’s your day, your wedding, your family, and you’re the boss!
Secret #3. Be sure the photographs you see when you’re shopping around were done by the photographer who will actually be at your wedding!
Some studios hire part time photographers to photograph all or part of their wedding! So be absolutely sure when you meet the photographer, that you have looked at their work! Otherwise, you might end up being really disappointed later.
Secret #4. Helping everyone to have fun, feel comfortable and relaxed.
You see, most people do not feel comfortable in front of a camera! Ha! Imagine that. For photographs to be truly fantastic – by that, I mean that every time you look at them, you have tears in your eyes because they are so meaningful to you. For those photographs to be wonderful – everyone has to look “natural” and be having fun during the photography.
How? By hiring a photographer who really loves what he does! Someone who is a true “people person”, who will enjoy sharing your wedding day with you.
That’s really important – because when your photographer is having fun, you, your husband, and your guests will be having fun too.
The Style and design considerations is Secret #5.
Here we are talking about artistic and creative considerations. Is your photographer able to create images in a photojournalistic style, traditional style, or provide you the best of both styles when you combine the two? Does he/she understand when special lighting is needed or when existing light is best? What about the composition of the photographs – how everyone is positioned so they look comfortable and natural. Is the composition pleasing to the eye?
These considerations make up what I call “Artistic Elements” of the photography, and are really important. Select your photographer really carefully, to make certain he or she has the artistic talent to create truly beautiful images.
Secret #6. A Better Than Risk Free Guarantee.
This is the true indication of just how committed a wedding photographer is to taking good care of you. What’s the guarantee? You want to be sure to select a photographer who absolutely, positively guarantees that you will be THRILLED with your photographs. You can’t do these photographs over again. You only get one chance at it, so let’s be sure the photographer really believes in what he does, and is going to work really hard to thrill you.
On to Secret #7. The Human Sensitivity of the photographer.
Does the photographer like people, especially children? Does he truly want to put forth the effort to create a fantastic series of wedding photographs for you? Does he listen to your wishes and concerns, and take great effort to create exactly what YOU want, not what he wants? These “human sensitivity” elements are so important to the ultimate success of your wedding photography.
Which brings us to the most important element of all, pick a photographer who is as excited about your wedding as you are!
You see, in my humble opinion, enthusiasm is the true indication of a person’s commitment to creating wedding photography for you that brings tears to your eyes. Enthusiasm is the life of creativity. It’s the backbone of good customer service. Because enthusiasm tells you whether or not the photographer is passionate about what they’re doing. You don’t ever want to work with someone who doesn’t love what they do.
Now if you like anything you have heard here, or if you just want more information, you have a couple choices from this point.
First, you can call the studio and speak with us personally. There is absolutely no charge or obligation of any kind for this call. We can tell you if we still have your wedding date available. Our studio number is: 406-761-2059 and we will be happy and excited to speak with you, and answer any questions you may have.
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So I sincerely hope this information has been helpful to you. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we are devoted to creating wedding photography that truly moves you to tears of joy.