Yup, this how it all began…I shot my first wedding in 1996. I can't believe it's been that long. So, who would choose me as their wedding photographer? Well, it's for those who want the absolute best photographer for their wedding day and want to have a once in a lifetime experience. Each wedding, each client and each venue is a different experience. Why not seize the moment and make it unique!
What separates me from so many other wedding photographers out there? Whether your style is sexy, silly, romantic, intimate, or fun, I will capture it in the most unique way possible. No matter where in the world you are, I promise to capture every emotional moment.
Whether it's me or someone else, here is a list of some of the things you should consider when looking for a wedding photographer.
When selecting a wedding photographer you are selecting more than just a "picture taker." You are hiring a professional photographer that will be with you, your family and your group for hours, if not all day.
Personality is a huge part of the selection process and should not be overlooked. Your photographer’s personality can set the tone for your entire wedding day. Ultimately, it can impact your wedding photography altogether. You will, more than likely, be working with your wedding photographer for a year, or longer in some cases, by the time you factor in your engagement session and post wedding photography and albums.
What will you do with all your images from your wedding? Most people opt to place them in a beautifully designed wedding album that we can provide you with. Don’t underestimate the importance of a wedding album. This is your first family heirloom and your one keepsake you will cherish forever.
One more thing to remember: It doesn't matter how many photos you get, its the quality and the memories that are captured. A lot of photographers go into a wedding with the idea of photographing everything in sight so you end up with thousands of photos. If you want thousands of photos, that's ok. But, who the heck is going to look at that many photos??? No one! Not to mention that most of those photos are repetitive and useless. So, it's important that the photographer understands quality, purpose, meaning and emotion over quantity. You want to tell the story, but you don't want the story to be lost in translation. We will work with you in picking out images that will tell your story to the end.
Something often overlooked when selecting a wedding photographer is the number of hours it will take to cover your wedding. Typically you will want your wedding photographer to document every moment of your wedding day. After all, that’s what you are hiring them for. So, verify the date(s) and the times when you put down that deposit.
Do to our schedule we are limited on our availability for weddings. So, please schedule as far ahead as possible. But once you have scheduled your date(s) and put down that deposit...they are yours!
As a quick note...a lot of wedding photographers also fail to cover the event adaquately, so be careful here as well. They'll offer cut-rate prices by offering you less than adequate wedding coverage for your special day.
While price is always a factor when selecting a wedding photographer, it should not be the only thing that matters. When its all said and done, your wedding photography will be all you have to remember your special day.
If price is your only concern, then we are probably not the photographers you need. Our wedding plans start at $2500 for a half day. (Travel and accomodations are extra, if needed) However, we do understand budgets, if you think we would be fit for your special day, please email us and we will be happy to work with you anyway we can.
We live in a world, where wedding photography is now an art form with no limits. Let Wilson James Photography Studios create an amazing portfolio of art that you will cherish forever....