This is a great question because there’s really no “right” answer, even though there are plenty of wrong ones. A good photographer is (first) an observer. Be wary of photographers who know it all before you’ve had a chance to talk- not knowing YOU means not knowing what will tug at your heartstrings.
“Seeing artistically does not happen automatically. We must constantly develop our powers of observation.” – Eugene Delacroix
Being a skilled observer means that as you talk to your photographer, you’re being heard. A good photographer will try to suss out what you’re going to LOVE about your photos without you even knowing what those things may be. Yes, we’re going to capture your day in stunning detail and leave you as happy as possible with the results- but one goal is…
(If you’re just starting this 4 part piece, you might as well check out part one!)
This is the third part of a four part list of questions to ask your wedding photographer, along with a little commentary about each question. Drop me a line if you’ve got any other questions you’d like me to comment on!
• What is this going to cost me?
Let’s put it this way: in the context of wedding photography, the phrase “you get what you pay for” holds especially true. You will always be able to find someone to do it cheaper. In this instance, the price should not be your main focus- you should be shopping for a photographer with your heart and your affinities first, and your budget in mind second. Most photographers can accommodate a reasonable budget… you may not…