Today I’m sharing with you questions I get asked as a Wedding Photographer! I get so many questions from clients and friends that I thought I’d write a post to capture some of the questions I get asked the most! If I missed any, please comment at the bottom of this email. Here goes…
Question 1: What do I wear to my engagement shoot / maternity shoot / family shoot?
Answer: I am always happy to help my clients make wardrobe decisions! I offer a Style Guide for all my clients that details outfits that I feel look best on camera and that flatter you on camera!
Question 2: Can I see an entire wedding gallery that you’ve taken?
Answer: Yes! Of course! This is something I share during my in person client meetings! I love sharing my work and can’t wait for you to see it!
Question 3: How do I photograph a dimly lit reception space? Show me what reception photos look like.
Answer: Photographing the reception is such an important part of the day! It’s where you have your first dance, hear your toast, and dance with all your best friends. Oftentimes a reception is in the evening and in a darker reception space. To keep your photos still looking properly exposed, I use two flashes Canon Speedlite flashes. One is on my camera and the other flash is located off camera on a light stand. Here’s a few examples of my reception photos:
Question 4: How many weddings do you shoot a year?
Answer: This year I’m on track to shoot 15 weddings in 2018 both as a lead photographer and as a second for my friends in the industry! I also shoot surprise proposals, maternity, anniversary, branding and family sessions!
Question 5: What equipment do I use when shooting a wedding?
Answer: I shoot with a Canon Mark iii and Canon’s L Series Prime lenses. I almost always have my 50 1.2 lens with me because it’s so versatile. I also have two Canon Speedlite flashes for situations with limited natural light.
Question 6: There are so many wedding photographers out there. How do I pick a photographer for my wedding?
Answer: You should always pick a photographer who’s work you really love. If when you are looking on Pinterest you are drawn to bright and airy photography, than pick a photographer who’s style will give you that. The last thing you’d want is to want a dark and moody style and end up with a bright and airy photographer!
The second most important thing is to pick a photographer you like and get along with! That person will be with you on one of the most important days of your life! I meet all my couples in person before booking just for that reason!
Question 7: Why did I become a wedding Photographer?
Answer: I’ve always loved photography. 8 years ago, I started to become more serious about my photography hobby. I would go out each night after my finance job and take photos of the city. At this time, I focused mainly on architecture and long exposure shots (night shots of the city’s twinkling lights).
After getting married myself, I absolutely fell in love with weddings. I loved every bit about a wedding day and wanted to help couples that were just like me to get photos that would be passed along for generations. Since I went to school for finance, I wanted to learn as much as I could about wedding photography. I took classes from the best wedding photographers in the nation, attended in person workshops and second shot for local wedding photographers.
Thanks for reading the questions I get asked as a Wedding Photographer! If I missed a question you have asked it below in the comments! I will be sure to answer it!
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