Congratulations!!! You're engaged! Now you must be thinking where do I start? One of the major services that you need for your big day is a wedding photographer. You may be planning a large wedding or an intimate destination wedding or an elopement. No matter the size of your wedding celebration, you will want to hire a professional wedding photographer that will be able to capture your love that will last for generations to come. We have created this article to help guide you in choosing a wedding photographer that is best for you.
1.) Choose your style of Photography- You want to choose a photographer whose style of photography you like best. Choosing a style of photography will help you decide the type of photographer you would like to capture your special day. Regina Hyman Photography & Cinema are primarily stylized photojournalist with a fine art aspect to create intimate and dramatic images.
2.) Personality- It's your wedding day! You will be spending the entire day with your wedding photographer so you want to make sure that you feel comfortable with them so that you can enjoy the experience. Great photos not only come from experience but also from a connection. It's like finding the perfect fit for your wedding gown...you want to find your perfect match with a photographer and much of that has to do with personalities complimenting each other. We love getting to know each of our clients as much as possible before their big day. This helps us create great connection which each other that then creates superb wedding images.
3.) Ask to see a full wedding gallery - Try not to make your decision on a wedding photographer simply based on the images you see on a photographers website or social media pages. These are a portfolio of the best images from a collection of different weddings. By seeing a gallery of a full wedding you will get a better sense of their work from beginning to end of a wedding. You should also ask to see wedding galleries that have settings that will be similar to your wedding. Blog posts of weddings can also be helpful as they sometimes show the flow of a wedding. Your also looking to see if their blog is updated showing that they are booking clients and putting out outstanding work. If your able to see yourself in the photographers weddings on their blog posts or website, then this may be a good indication that they will be the right match for you.
4.) Reviews and Social Media- Check out photographer's online reviews and social media profiles. When a photography business has numerous reviews then sometimes they are more likely to be established and deliver a great product. Reviews by previous clients will allow you to get a feel and understanding of what type of experience you may have on your wedding day. This will allow you to gain confidence and encourage your comfort level with the photographer. Here is a link of our reviews: https://www.weddingwire.com/biz/regina-hyman-photography-cinema/181fd6039a30c400.html#reviews
5.) Compare Packages and Pricing- Many packages vary, but most include 6-10 hours of wedding day coverage. Many photographers provide a price list that have different packages at different price points. Ask how long the photographer will spend with you, or if there's a second shooter/assistant. Having a second shooter/assistant will allow you to have more detail and candid shots of your day. We always do our best to customize any packages to best fit a clients' needs. We feel this is very important because there are no "cookie cutter" brides or weddings. Each couple and their wedding is unique to them and so should their photography package be. Please keep in mind that you may need to stretch your budget in order to meet your needs and find that perfect match. Also keep in mind that photos and video are the only thing that remains after your big day. The flowers have wilted, the food has been eaten and your dress will now hang in a closet. However the photos and videos are what you will have to remember all the wonderful moments and elements of your day. So don't skimp on your photography. These are memories captured that you will have for generations to come to continue to tell your love story throughout the years.
We hope this article has been helpful to you. Happy wedding planning to you and congratulations in advance!
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I can't even explain how much fun I had photographing this wonderful couple! Anna & Tyler and all their family and friends were so incredibly fun loving and kind! They had their wedding at The Hard Rock Hotel Universal Resort on Friday the 13th of March...right before the pandemic shut down Universal Studios and the rest of the world. I am so thankful they were able to have their wedding when they did and everything turned out perfectly. As always it was a pleasure working with the amazing team at Just Marry on this event! With a Lagoon side ceremony and then the reception to follow at the newly renovated Velvet Lounge. We wish Anna & Tyler a forever of happiness and are so thankful to have been a part of their special day!