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Top 3 Things to Look For When Hiring a Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom Kiss Under A Milwaukee Bridge
  1. Someone who fits your personality
    I have stated this in other blog posts and cannot emphasize it enough.   Make sure you LIKE the person who is taking your pictures.  If you meet with them and don’t get a good vibe from them or laugh at least once during your consult…that photographer might not be a great fit.  You don’t want to be stuck the entire day with a photographer that makes you want to pull your hair out.  Find someone who fits your personality and you can work with – and laugh with – throughout the day.  You’ll be glad you did!
  2. Someone who has backup equipment
    I will admit that I have had things go wrong during the day while I was shooting a wedding. If you shoot as much as I do, you are bound to have things go wrong from time to time.  Memory cards dying, flashes not firing, even my camera deciding it didn’t want take pictures for a few minutes.  Sometimes technology isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  But thank goodness in all of my situations I had backup equipment to keep me going and I didn’t miss a beat.  You don’t want a photographer who is at the end of the aisle with a broken camera and no way to capture that moment.  Be certain that the photographer you hire will have backups for every piece of equipment they’ll need that day.
  3. Someone who has done it before
    Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life.  You don’t want to risk not having photos of key moments throughout the day because your photographer wasn’t sure what was happening next.  Go with a professional who has done it before.  I joke sometimes that I could shoot a wedding with my eyes closed because I have done it so many times.  I know where I need to be and when I need to be there.  I will know exactly when the pastor will tell you to kiss for the first time, I know exactly when you will cut the cake and I know where and how to stand to get the best garter toss pictures.  Make sure your photographer also knows what they’re doing too.

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