Wednesday, April 6, 2011

First Secret to Great Wedding Photography

If you're a bride who wants her wedding to be PERFECT, and the most romantic, beautiful and emotional day of your life; if you want to enjoy every minute of your day;  if you want to be the most ravishingly beautiful bride your friends and relatives have ever seen;  if you want to spend wonderful, quality time with your guests;  if you want to remember with happy tears in your eyes all the love, emotion and joys of the day...
Then this is going to be the most exciting blog post you have ever gone to - Really!

      At Avonlee Photography we LOVE weddings!  We’ve been photographing them for 11 years - not because we have to but rather because we WANT to, because we love the emotion and romance of weddings.  

SECRET #1: How To Guarantee Your Wedding Lives Up To Your Dreams.      
Believe it or not, the photographer you select to photograph your wedding can make or break your wedding day.  Yes, I kid you not, your wedding day - not just your photographs!  Why? Because he's THERE - with you and your family, in person - interacting with all your family and guests - and representing you every minute. 
Now, HONESTLY, we're not just talking about photography here - we're talking about YOUR WEDDING - how YOU FEEL on your wedding day, and how smoothly and romantically everything goes.  You see, your photographer determines this, by the way he helps you plan your wedding, the way he treats you and your loved ones, and the way he conducts himself throughout the day.

Amazing Secret Revealed - What Other Wedding Photographers Don't Want You To Know!
So here's the secret:  Meet the photographer - IN PERSON - before you hire anyone to photograph your wedding!  Most brides don't realize that many studios hire part time photographers to photograph their weddings for them - high school and college kids, friends, relatives, etc.  This means that you go to a studio, talk with a salesperson, look at their samples, and make a decision - without really knowing who will be photographing your wedding!
   And if it's not just the right person doing the photography, and interacting with all your family and guests, everything can be ruined
So, when you're talking with a potential studio, ask them the following questions:
      1.  Who did these photographs you are showing me?
      2.  Who, by name, will be photographing our wedding if we hire your studio?
      3.  We want to MEET this person, BEFORE we hire your studio.  

Then, when you meet this person, ask him or her the following questions:

      1.  How will you dress at my wedding?

      2.  Did you do ALL the samples of wedding photography we saw in the sample books?
          If not, show us YOUR work, please.

      3.  How long have you been photographing weddings?

       4.  How long will you be at my wedding?

       5.  Before you leave our wedding, who do you check with first to see if there's
            anything else we would like you to do?
      Then, decide if you REALLY LIKE HIM, as well as his work! Because he's going to be spending a lot of time with you and your family and friends, on your important day.

By the way, just so you know, here are my answers to those questions:      
I'm the ONLY photographer at my studio.  I will be photographing your wedding personally.

I will dress in a nice suit (NOT A TUX, AND NOT JUST SLACKS AND A SHIRT!  I don't want to take anything away from your groom and groomsmen and the fathers, and I also don't want to dress casually, and not represent you professionally.)
I have been photographing weddings, as I mentioned earlier, for _____ years.  Can you fill in the blank?  Just checking to see if you're paying attention!  It's 11 years!
I'll be at your wedding until both you and your husband (how exciting - your "husband!"),  say that you have nothing else for me to do.  I NEVER will leave your wedding without checking with you!

There are six more Secrets to Great Wedding Photography. To view them visit our website at

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