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Thursday, May 26, 2011

DIY Doubts? Tips on Picking a Photographer.

This is an introduction at the beginning of each topic in this series.  Look below for the new entry in this series.
We all want to save money whenever we can, but if we end up paying more in the long run or creating a bad experience, what are we really saving?
Everything boils down to what you don't know can hurt you.  Here are just a few things you should know about various aspects of your wedding if you don't use professionals.  This is just the tip of the iceberg!  If you hear yourself say any of these statements, you might want to really stop and take the time to consider the costs in time and money.  Stop and be honest with yourself first to make sure that you aren’t making a decision you will regret weeks or years later.  
“I can do that!”  
“I have a friend who does that!”  
“That looks easy enough to do!”  
“I don’t think that will matter”. 
“I don’t have the money for that”.
“I think that _____ would enjoy doing that!”

Photography:  Tip of the Iceberg Tips!

Along with your marriage certificate, photos are the longest lasting tangible item you will have to look back on after your wedding day. 

My number one rule is this.  If your photographer does not make you smile when you are discussing all the details of what you want for photographs of your wedding, ask yourself if this person is going to make you smile and relaxed on your wedding day.  Your personalities have to click.

You want someone who belongs to professional organizations and knows all the latest technology and techniques as well as being familiar with the style of photography you like. 

A professional will guide you through the pros and cons of your venue and know what type of lighting is needed. 

A professional will also be alert to the lighting at a particular time of day to get the exceptional shots.  A professional can often create spectacular shots even at an (I hate to say it...) ugly venue.

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