Finding the right photographer for your wedding can be a daunting task. There are lots of websites to sort through, blogs to pour over, and advertisements everywhere. The good news is that with a little time and effort, you can do your own research and find a Jacksonville Wedding Photographer that is just right for you.
A great way to start your photographer-seeking journey is by asking friends and family if they recommend anyone in and around Jacksonville. Chances are good that a photographer who’s worked well with people close to you will also work well with you! So many of my referrals are word of mouth, and those couples generally end up not only being my clients but my good friends as well!
Using Facebook and internet searches are also great ways to find local photographers. Once you’ve found a few photographers you’re interested in working with, don’t be shy about reaching out!
It’s no secret that great art is expensive, and this is the case for photographers as well. Remember that these images are an investment – in yourself and in your family. Your images will become family heirlooms which is why I offer print products built to last a lifetime.
Although choosing the least expensive photographer may seem like an attractive option, there is most likely a reason they’re so cheap! If budget is the main concern in selecting a photographer, find out if your dream photographer has a payment plan. (Hint: they should!)
Pro tip: You don’t have to be an art expert to decide whether or not you like a style – just browse through their portfolio, you’ll know exactly what you like and what you don’t!
Have you ever met a new friend, significant other, or business contact that you just “click” with? Your personalities should fit as though you’ve been besties for years! Finding the right photographer should feel this way as well – at least to a certain extent! Trust me on this!
Because you want your photographer to bring out the best in you on camera, it’s essential to find someone you feel comfortable with and can capture who you really are. This special chemistry will make all the difference in the final images!
So you found a photographer whose work you love? Awesome! the next step to reach out and start the conversation. Don’t be afraid to ask the questions you want to be answered and feel out if it’s a good fit for you and your family. I’ve created an interview outline here for you. But feel free to add your own questions and ideas to the list!
A: I first started this amazing journey over 10 years ago in college. Though I majored in Finance, all it took was one photography class and I was hooked. It has been a dream career for me for over 8 years!
A: I could (and should!) write an entire blog about why I love weddings so much. But in essence, this is one of the most significant days in my couples’ lives. It feels like I get a day pass into these amazing families and I get the privilege of capturing these moments so they can enjoy them for generations. I love being helpful every step of the way, keeping it fun and relaxing for my couple! It’s a pretty big deal! And I love every second!
A: My goal is to tell your story… fully, completely, and beautifully. I do not have a specified number of photographs I deliver because I believe that is restrictive and will not portray your full story. With that said, you can expect to receive 500 to 1000 edited images, depending on the nature of your celebration.
A: I offer a wide range of handmade, archival quality photo products to make your memories last for a lifetime in beautiful physical form, including albums, gallery canvas, hand-retouched prints, and more!
A: If you’ve read this far, you have learned a lot about me, and what a professional wedding photographer should do for you. Do you feel like I’m someone you would want to spend a day with? (Remember, your wedding photographer is a vendor you’ll actually spend time with on your wedding day, so it’s important that they don’t creep you out.)
Do you think I seem like someone you trust to make the kind of photos you want to see of your wedding day? If the answer is yes, or even maybe, you should email me right now. We should have a chat and get to know each other a little better.
Also, it’s ok if I’m not the perfect wedding photographer for you. Hopefully, you’ve learned a little something here to help you find the perfect professional wedding photographer for your day. No matter what, remember: It’s your day, and it should be perfect on your terms.
Photographs are meant to be printed. There is nothing quite like an exquisitely designed, handcrafted photo album to display and preserve your imagesin a way that everyone can hold and enjoy. Although online galleries and digital image displays are becoming an increasingly popular, inexpensive way to display photographs, there is still nothing like a physical photo album.
Albums are books that tell your story. Well-designed albums inspire and elicit a wide range of emotions in incredible detail and brilliant color. So many photographers will spend hours or even days to craft a design that shows off your images as individual works of art. Albums are well worth the investment – they will last a lifetime and make your images accessible to anyone, anytime! That is why wedding couples have the option to purchase their prints and albums after their wedding. I want them to be 110% excited about the process and I make it super easy with a personal online store!
Hiring a professional wedding photographer you absolutely love and click with is such an important step to make sure that you can capture all the amazing moments you will have at your wedding. These photographs will act as a ticket for traveling back in time and having a look at all the beautiful memories you created with your loved ones.
I have been working as a Jacksonville Wedding photographer for over 8 years. Throughout that time I realized that the intimate moments in between the poses were the ones most cherished. My wedding work has been seen in places like The Knot, Wedding Wire, The Carolinas Magazine, Embrace Beauty Magazine, and many other leading industry publications. I’m sincerely grateful for every single one of them, and for the others yet to come. But none of that matters without the experience, the fun, and the results that everyone feels when they look back through their photographs. If you think we’d make an amazing fit contact me today and let’s chat about your wedding!
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