What Do You Want To Remember About Your Wedding Day? {How To Find Your Wedding Photographer – Part 4}

When searching for your wedding photographer, I think it is important to find out if wedding photography is their primary focus and full-time job or if it’s just a part-time gig making ends meet until they can leave The Man.  Is it where they put their heart and soul when shooting or does it seem like they’re just going through the motions of snapping moments throughout a day? For me, weddings make my heart sing.  It’s a full, long day that spans many emotions and hundreds of important moments.  It’s about the love two people share and not about fussing over who stands where and waiting on everyone to smile while saying cheese and making sure no one is blinking.  For the record:  I never ask anyone to say cheese.  In fact, it’s one of my two rules.  No one says cheese.  I don’t ask kids to say it and I certainly won’t ask adults to do it.

 When I was in the corporate world, I supported little accounts occasionally, but mostly I supported global Fortune 100 company accounts.  I managed projects for both and I was an internal advocate for both levels when normal processes didn’t go as they should.  You know which ones I loved?  The big clients.  The companies that had just a handful of contacts I worked with on a daily basis and was able to forge close working relationships with and truly get to know.   I knew the names of their significant others, their pets’ names, their plans for the upcoming weekends.  That may not be very work related, either in the corporate world or now as a photographer.  But I think it’s important.  It matters to me.  Just like now, many of my clients became my friends. I want to know the people I am working for and supporting.  I want to know them well and what is important to them.  To me, weddings are like those big accounts I supported when working for that three letter phone company for well over a decade.  They allow me the opportunity to get to know what is important to fabulous couples in the weeks and months leading up to their wedding day and then a full one-on-one day where I can document what matters most for them.  To give those moments back to my couples in photographs and see their reactions to what I captured is one of the best feelings I have ever experienced. It is for this reason that I don’t take on every couple that reaches out.  I want to make sure we’re a good match and that I can give you my all.  My wedding couples get VIP treatment, from as many skype or in-person sessions as you want to nail down details or just to chat and share coffee.  To having my phone set to an obnoxious ringtone that sounds when your email comes in so I don’t miss it and can respond right away.  To follow up meetings in your home where I can show you mockups of what specific photographs would look like on your walls in different sizes.  Or customizing your wedding album to be perfect for you.  I want to make sure you’re absolutely thrilled and delighted with every aspect of working with me and having me document your wedding day so you will have photographs to cherish for the rest of your life.  Because I am not just going through the motions of snapping photographs.  I am giving you my everything as a wedding photographer.