in the correct palce please?
So you've found the one you'd like to spend the rest of your life with and fortunately they feel the same way!
Now you can go ahead and design your perfect wedding day, yay! A beautiful dress, a couple of besties to help on the day, venues, menus, flowers and cars. But who can we get to take the photos?
You have a a friend/cousin/sister with a 'good camera', so naturally you can save some money and ask them to take your 'precious once in a lifetime never repeatable magic moment everlasting memory photos'. But you shouldn't!!!
But seriously, what do you know about having photographs taken for your special day? Unless you're a model or a serial 'selfie' taker, you won't have had much experience with photography, but you'll have seen plenty of photos and will have an idea of what you like and what you don't. So here are a few things to consider.
1. A CAMERA IS A TOOL TO DO A JOB.
What this means is that having good tools doesn't make you good at the job the tool does. Jamie Oliver is not a good cook because he has a good stove, Picasso didn't get lucky because he had good paint brushes and I'm here to tell ya, it don't matter how good your golf bats are, if you don't know how to use them, they're just great tools to help you lose little white balls and your temper!
2. I've got a my dress, my jewellery, shoes, the bridesmaids dresses, hair and makeup, the suits, church, booked a reception venue, the cars, cake, table decorations, celebrant, and flowers, and I have $1500 left for photos.
Don't get me wrong, I love a great big bright celebration with all the bells and whistles, but aside from the two of you and the photos, after midnight everything else will be passed its use by date and gone, never to be seen again.
AFTER MIDNIGHT THE ONLY THING LEFT IS THE PHOTOGRAPHS.
WAIT, WAIT, WAIT, before you click away from this page in utter disgust because a total stranger has the audacity to tell you how to spend your wedding budget, perhaps a bit of background on what you (should) get when hiring an experienced wedding photographer.
i) Make contact with the preferred photographer and arrange an appointment to go and visit them or have them come to you. This will help you decide whether you're going to be able to put up with this person for the whole day, when you may be a little stressed and nervous also. If for any reason you don't feel comfortable, they may not be the photographer for you.
ii) View their work and be sure it is the style you are looking for. If you are after a particular 'look & style' and you don't see it in their portfolio, it isn't something they 'normally' do and they may not be the photographer for you.
iii) Is the work you are viewing the work of the photographer who will turn up at your wedding on the day? GET IT IN WRITING! If not, they may not be the photographer for you.
iv) Are the packages offered flexible? If not they may not be the photographer for you.
v) Do you like what you see? Do you like what you here? Can they advise you every step of the way? Do they understand that this is about YOU, not them? Are you happy with the price and inclusions of the photography package? Is there a guarantee offered?
Then they may be the perfect tool to do the job.
Here at Celebrity Obsession, when you decide to hire us to capture all the lavish style, tender moments and fun of your big day, we're in it for the long haul.
1- You'll have constant contact as you need it. From the day you book until the day you take delivery of your photos.
2- The photographer you deal with is the photographer who will be there from the day you book until the day you take delivery of your photos.
3- If you're not happy, we're not happy, so we guarantee you'll get what you want or your money back. 100%, no questions asked.*