Hey Miss recently engaged! We continue our Sunday School lesson for engaged couples with this week’s topic focusing on capturing your photographic memories. You may want to bring the Mr. in on this lesson. Choosing your photographer is an important step in the planning process. Your photos are the memories you will have to cherish for a lifetime. You will want professional photos that you won’t be ashamed to share with your grandchildren.
Before we move on, have you found your perfect venue? If you have, care to share? Leave a comment below with the name of your venue. If you haven’t found the perfect spot, go back to lesson one from last week. Get your pen and paper ready.
Back to capturing your memories….I know it is sometimes easier and cheaper to allow your family friend who is “getting into photography” to snap your wedding photos. But, will this friend have the proper lighting? Will he know the correct angles and know how to capture small details? We all want to help our friends so maybe he can be an extra shooter. Just be sure to clear this with your main professional photographer as some contracts state “no other photographers allowed.”
True story….for my wedding many moons ago, we hired a professional photographer and also paid another photographer who was starting out to capture our memories. I am so glad we had our professional photographer because we were unable to see any of the subjects in the non-professional photographer’s photos. Yes, they were just that dark. I’m not saying your friend will be this bad but be prepared for less than stellar photos, just in case.
When choosing your professional photographer, there are many items to consider. I had a chance to sit down with Jonathan Snorten of Jonathan’s Photography who gave me three tips on choosing your photographer.
- Always ask about ownership rights to your image
- Does your photographer see you as a job or are they interested in building a relationship?
- Does the photographer display creativity or stuck in the old ways of doing things
Thank you Jonathan for these great tips. All images in this blog post are by Jonathan.
You can find additional photographer tips here. Choosing your photographer is a step you don’t want to take lightly. Research, research and research some more to find the best fit for you.
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