Picking your new best friend (aka your wedding photographer)

Choosing a wedding photographer can be a daunting task, as it is one of the most important decisions you'll make for your wedding day. The photographs captured on your special day will be a lasting memory of one of the most significant events in your life, and as such, it's essential to choose a photographer whose style and personality you connect with. Here's why it's important to pick someone you vibe with, and how to find the perfect wedding photographer.

Why It's Important to Pick Someone You Vibe With

When you choose a wedding photographer, you're not just hiring someone to take pictures; you're entrusting them to capture the essence of your wedding day. That's why it's so important to pick someone you feel comfortable with and whose style resonates with you. A photographer who you vibe with will help you relax in front of the camera, capture authentic moments, and create images that reflect your personalities and the unique vibe of your wedding day.

When you have a rapport with your wedding photographer, it will help you feel more at ease on your wedding day. You won't feel like you're being directed or posed, which can create stiff and awkward photos. Instead, you'll feel comfortable and relaxed, which will help your photographer capture candid moments and genuine emotions.

Moreover, when you connect with your wedding photographer on a personal level, you'll be able to communicate your vision more effectively. You'll feel confident that your photographer understands what you're looking for and will deliver images that align with your style and preferences.

How to Find the Perfect Wedding Photographer

Here are some tips to help you find a photographer whose style and personality resonate with you:

  • Start with a Shortlist

Do some research online to find wedding photographers in your area whose work you admire. Look at their portfolio, read their reviews, and get a sense of their style and personality. Once you've narrowed down your options, reach out to them to get a sense of their availability and pricing. Reminder, "reasonable pricing" looks different for everyone! Have an idea of your budget before starting your search.

  • Schedule a Consultation

Most wedding photographers offer a complimentary consultation to get to know you and your partner and discuss your vision for your wedding day. Use this time to ask questions, view more of their work, and get a sense of their personality. Make sure to discuss your expectations and any special requests you may have.

  • Check Their Availability

Before you get your heart set on a particular photographer, make sure they are available on your wedding day. Some photographers book up months or even years in advance, so it's essential to check their availability as soon as possible.

  • Consider Their Personality

As we've discussed, it's essential to choose a photographer whose personality you vibe with. During your consultation, pay attention to how the photographer makes you feel. Do you feel comfortable and at ease? Do they seem genuinely interested in your wedding and your vision? These are all essential factors to consider.

Choosing a wedding photographer is a significant decision, and it's essential to pick someone whose style and personality resonate with you. When you connect with your photographer on a personal level, you'll feel more relaxed on your wedding day, and they'll be able to capture authentic moments that reflect your unique love story. So take your time, do your research, and find the perfect wedding photographer who you vibe with.

P.S. I hope it's ME! :)

Why Lisa Joy Photography?

  • First, I absolutely love wedding days and being there to serve you. My goal is to be a calm presence for you and to help with more than just photography if needed. 
  • I want your couple portraits to reflect the two of you and your love for one another. I love seeing your inspiration photos and capturing your day in a way that you will treasure. 
  • My style is romantic, natural, fun, and creative. As you can see from my wedding galleries, I will offer a mix of color, b/w, and grainy edits in your final gallery. 
  • You receive a preview gallery within 48 hours of your wedding, with up to 50 edited images of your beautiful day! 
  • Communication is so important to me. I am available to answer your questions, offer suggestions, and help you with whatever you need. 
  • I'm upbeat, professional, and fun! I want you to feel comfortable with me, and that I'm truly a new friend there celebrating with you. 
  • If you choose the Peony Wedding package, an engagement session is automatically included in the price! 
  • I have the BEST second photographers and highly recommend adding that to your package for more variety in your gallery.