Pricing varies for photographers and there is a good reason why it does. There is the person who does this on the side as a hobby, there is another who has a digital camera and now thinks there a photographer and there are the serious professionals out there. I am not trying to sound that I am knocking someone who is just starting out or the one who does this as a hobby. I do understand being on a budget but if I am being honest, this is where money should be spent. A good photographer will offer a number of packages in many different price ranges. Photos are the one thing that last as a permanent reminder of your wedding day.
We are very fortunate at Special Events to have Elisha Krete on staff. She has her own photography company- Elisha K. Photography. She does not do wedding photography, she specializes in children and promotional photography. She graduated from photography at Sheraton College and knows a thing or too about taking photos. She has taught us a few things.
It is very important to book a photographer who gets you. One that you click with and understands your vision. It is also very important that they can produce a stunning portfolio and can also give you references from other clients.They must also be creative and have location suggestions and possible back up plans in case of rain. Although some photographers shoot alone some offer the option of having 2 shooters on site, this allows for additional moments and details to be captured. Each photographer is going to have their own packages. We suggest to ask questions such as, how many hours will they be shooting? how many pictures should we expect? how many locations will they shoot ?just to name a few.
Some photographers will suggest photos with the couple before the ceremony. People have mixed feelings about the bride seeing the groom before she walks down the aisle. We know that it allows a lot more time for the couple to visit with guests and get some of those pictures they wouldn't be able too. There is something spiritual about the bride walking down the aisle even after the groom has seen her. From what we've seen it doesn't effect that moment at all. But that is something you will have to decide.
There are so many talented photographers in our region and they each bring their own creativity to the table. They all offer so many different services. Most will look after your engagement photos as well and some do photo booths and photo op's as options at your receptions. Some even supply videographers with their packages. Here are some great ones we like to refer from Special Events.
1001 Photography-www.1001photography.com- Tamara and Vlado
one 2 one Photography-www.one2onephotography.com-Pete
Anne Edgar Photography- www.anneedgarphoto.com- Anne
Herakovic Photography- www.hrkvc.com- Danielle
Beth and Ty In Love- elizabethinlove.com- Beth and Ty
Images with Attitude- www.imageswithattitude.com- Anita
Happy Planning !!! Enjoy x o