Do A Trial Run Before Hiring

You don't initially have to be friends with your photographer to feel comfortable hiring them, but you SHOULD develop a friendship with them as your big day nears. Meeting with your photographer in person is one of the best ways to do this. Grab lunch or coffee, something simple to start and talk on the phone as the date nears. I've even suggested meeting with my clients at the venue the weekend before the wedding just to walk around and scope things out. It is also great to schedule an engagement session back when you're starting your plans. You will find out that day if you want to hire the photographer for your wedding. Luckily if you don't like them after this encounter, you have time to try out choice number two!

If you still aren't convinced, keep in mind that your photographer is kind of like your sidekick. He or she will be following you, the bride and groom, through the entire day. From the applications of the bride's make-up to the screeching of the wheel's as the new couple embarks on their new adventure, the photographer will (SHOULD) be there for every moment (watching you!). Don't forget the fact that the photographer will probably be present and close for intimate moments - make sure you can laugh with your photographer. You are inviting them to join you on the most important day of your life with your closest friends and family. Knowing that you are comfortable with your photographer ahead of time will save you stress and result in rewarding images.

As a last, very important note, I read a great phrase somewhere that you should always take into account when making an important financial decision... "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the excitement of a great price". Your wedding photos are the memory of your wedding day - how do you want to be reminded of the ceremony years down the road?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

One response to Do A Trial Run Before Hiring

  1. Great Quote! You are so right.