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Three Tips to Help You Choose a Wedding Photographer

***Today’s guest post is written by Jamie of Jamie Reinhart Photography, she’ll be sharing three tips for choosing a wedding photographer that will get you the wedding photos of your dreams***

 

When planning your wedding, finding the perfect wedding photographer is likely on the top of your to-do list. While choosing a photographer and then planning your wedding day photos may seem like a daunting task, following these three tricks will help make your wedding photography dreams come true!

1) Choose a photographer based on their portfolio AND their personality!

I always tell my clients that they need to love their photographer because they will likely be spending more time with them than any other person on their wedding day! Schedule an in-person meeting with your photographer to get a chance to talk with them to see if the two (or three) of you click! As far as the portfolio goes, you are looking for someone who is taking the type of pictures that you would like to have. You may think a photographer’s pictures are beautiful, but if you prefer traditional pictures but they feature primarily candid shots in their portfolio, you may not be the best fit for each other. Find a photographer who fits the exact shooting and editing style you are looking for!

Stylish Bride Portrait Standing Near Fountain
Image via Jamie Reinhart Photography

2) Communicate your photo priorities to your photographer

There are many pictures that go into a wedding day gallery pictures of the getting ready process, detail shots, portraits, wedding party—you get the picture! Take some time to think about the photos that are the most important to you. Be sure to tell your photographer your top priorities and work together to discuss your options on how to make everything fit within your timeline!

LGBTQ Wedding in Orlando
Image via Jamie Reinhart Photography

3) Create a photography timeline with your wedding photographer

This tip goes hand in hand with number 2 but is so incredibly important. Your wedding planner is the boss as far as the master timeline goes, but it is also important to schedule a photo timeline with your photographer. Putting together a timeline will help with the overall flow of the day and allow you to see a realistic view of how much time you have for pictures (and where your photo priorities are going to fit). This will give you an opportunity to make adjustments if needed prior to your wedding day. For example-if you dream of going to your favorite park for portraits but only have a 45-minute cocktail hour, you may decide to add a first look to your day to give you extra time for portraits.

Stylish Bride and Groom Portrait on Bench
Image via Jamie Reinhart Photography

 

Check out more of Jamie’s timeless imagery at:  www.jamiereinhartphotography.com