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Helpful Tips for Hiring a Wedding Photographer



Helpful Tips for Hiring a Wedding Photographer

Before just picking the first name off of Google at your wedding destination of choice, spend a few minutes reading below to arm yourself with knowledge of the thousands of photographers out there. It is important to find a wedding photographer that not only captures your day, but the moments intangible and also makes you feel at ease! The single most important aspect of creating those breathtaking photographs is how comfortable you feel with your photographer. Do you both like dogs, drinking rose and camping? (hint, hint) Well chances are those things in common will lead to a more relaxed and natural approach that shines through your wedding photographs. Enjoy these helpful tips for hiring a wedding photographer in Idaho or beyond.

Below are a few tips to help guide you along the wedding photographer selection process

1. Know your style

-You might prefer the light and airy look, dark and moody, or all candid moments. Be sure to have a clear idea of your photographic style preference.
-If you are a lover of romantic, dreamy photography ask your wedding photographer if they shoot film.
-Knowing ahead of time what you want will help you better create a clear and effortless decision.

2. Do some research

-Scope out photographer’s Instagram and website. Be sure to see if they have an up to date blog with new work on it.
– Ask to see a full gallery of a wedding. This is a great way for both photographer to showcase their skill in multiple lighting conditions and various venues. It is also a great tool for a couple to see what a full cohesive wedding photography collection will look like.
-Read reviews! This is a perfect way to see what previous clients have said about the behavior, professional skills and creative aspects of the wedding photographer. As these reviews can not be paid for or altered.

3. Pricing

Some things in the wedding process, like wedding photography, last a lifetime. They not only help showcase the wedding day but also transport you back into that special moment over and over again. For me, this is the hardest question clients have for me.
Why are your prices so much more than others? What is included in your pricing?
Firstly: Wedding photography is my sole pursuit. This means I dedicate my life to wedding photography and making my clients feel loved all throughout this amazing journey!
I attended fine art photography college in Boston. I am constantly reading wedding blogs and spend hours researching the changing industry. I attend wedding specific workshops yearly to keep my photographic eye and mind sharp. I also spend countless weeks creating a client friendly interaction starting with my website, pricing guides, welcome kits for a smooth transition from inquiry to finished product.
I also work closely with wedding designers, planners, and other industry creatives to make sure that I deliver the highest possible customer service to each of my clients. Even if you aren’t planning on having a wedding planner, my timeline serves to ease the stress of planning!
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Services Offered by Kendra Elise Wedding Photography in Idaho + Beyond

  • A consultation phone call or meet up with clients
  • Overview of the wedding day process
  • Easy booking with online contracts, payment plans, and services
  • Traveling to your booked destination
  • Pre-wedding, during wedding, and post-wedding photo shoots

In Conclusion
Wedding Photography can be quite an investment. I know, I was a bride myself a few years ago! I know it can be overwhelming but armed with these things in mind you can rest assured the photographer you chose will capture memories to be cherished for a lifetime.
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