Wedding planning can be stressful - but picking your photographer shouldn't be!
1. Early bird gets the worm
Start by researching photographers who specialize in Finger Lakes weddings. Look for reviews from past clients, portfolios of their work, and any awards or recognition they may have received for their work.
Ps. My reviews right here. ;) or here!
2. What kind of photos are you looking for?
Make sure the photographer's style matches your vision. Look at the photos they have taken of past weddings and ask yourself if this is the kind of style you want for your wedding.
For me personally - I'm more of a candid journalistic type. I get those real life moments without forcing you to smile at the camera like a JC Penny Star.
** Read more about my approach here
3. Get to know your photog!
Get to know the photographer. Talk to them and ask questions about their experience and their process. You should feel comfortable with them, since they will be capturing one of the most important days of your life. You can do this by simply reading someones website, a good website is great at conveying someones voice - and explaining the wedding process they take. If that's not enough I highly recommend emailing or scheduling a call/zoom session if you need further encouragement!
4. Dolla dolla bills yall!
Consider the cost. While it is important to stick to your budget, you should also remember that you get what you pay for. Investing in a great photographer can ensure beautiful photos that you'll cherish for years to come. You're not going to be looking back and eating the cake every year or even putting that dress back on, but you are going to look at your photos!
Planning your Finger Lakes wedding or elopement shouldn't be hard -
at least in the photography department, I got you - big or small wedding! Fill out my contact form and I will get back to you within 24 hours!