So here you are on another photographer’s website. It’s likely not the first that you have been on today and it’s starting to blur together a little. Honestly, at this point if you are anything like I was, as you get down to making decisions about your vendors, your wedding day style and more it’s all getting a little overwhelming at times.
I know the feeling. When I was planning my fall 2014 wedding day I was a huge mixture of excitement and nerves. I was excited to start my life as Mrs Emerson but picking just the right people to make our celebration happening…holy pressure!
Can you relate? That feeling…It’s there in the pit of your stomach as you walk into the bridal show or as you open up your planning binder to figure out what needs to be done next. Your stomach turns. Your palms start to sweat. You don’t even know where to start.
How did something so exciting become so overwhelming?
Stop! Take a deep breath…it’s all going to be okay right? Wrong! It’s not going to be okay, it’s going to be amazing! It’s your wedding day after all – you are going to walk down the aisle, say I do, and start the rest of your life together with a celebration with all the people who mean the most to you.
Think about this for a moment… you have already found someone you love. Someone who loves you back. Someone you want to spend the rest of your life with, and that’s exactly what they want too!
That’s the hard part – finding the right person, the rest – the flowers, the colour of the bridesmaids dresses, the flavor of cake – it’s all details of the celebration. You’ve spent years finding just the right person who understands you, who loves you, whose personality compliments yours. This is a fairy tale and you are the princess!
This is the day you have been dreaming of since you were a little girl – and believe me, it’s going to be everything you dreamed of and so much more but, I have to ask, have you thought about your photography? I mean really thought about it.
A wedding photographer is NOT one of the things we dream about but it should be. Why?
- Your Wedding Photographer is the one wedding professional you are going to spend the most time communicating with leading up to the wedding and on the wedding day itself. They can make or break your wedding experience.
- The artwork your photographer creates – whether printed, digital or otherwise – is the only thing you will have left when the big day is done. It’s the one thing you will have to share the story of your day from now on.
So, knowing that – close your eyes for a moment and picture the perfect photographer for you.
What are they like? What do their photos look like? Where are you going to showcase them?
Need some help figuring out what you should be looking at before you book your photographer?
Check out my guide to the ‘4 P’s of Choosing your Wedding Photographer’ right here