Why does my photographer send me questionnaires?
Communication of your expectations is major in planning. These questions are used to get an idea of the feel of the day, and your vision of it. This helps your photographer learn of any family dynamics, must have shots, surprise shots, and your creative thoughts on your day. You want your photographer to feel like they are a friend of yours, that you have known forever. Not someone who barely knows you and is the hired help. We then will use these info forms during our meetings to talk about your relationship with family, your partner, your friends. Its basically our prep before the big meeting!
What can I expect from my photographer on the day of the wedding?
On the day of the wedding the photographer plays many roles. Personal assistant, wedding planner, banquet coordinator, etc. Pretty much consider us your personal drill sergeant with a schedule to keep. We produce timelines designed around your requests, our visions. We will get you through the day, supplying you with Aleve, and then some. I aim to be the fly on the wall, capturing as many moments as possible.
What's the most important thing to know about hiring the right wedding photographer?
Who are they? What do they enjoy? Where is their creative vision going? Ask questions, get to know them, and make sure that they are a good fit. You will spending a day with this person and they need to understand you. This will help them to keep the lens out of your face all day, but be there for the key moments and shots. You will look back on these images each anniversary year and remember that special day. Hiring a professional wedding photographer who gets you, will preserve that moment that you want to feel again and again.