Updated: Jan 16
Tis the season to get ENGAGED! I KNOW a lot of my friends have been getting engaged during this time and I know of a few who are going to get engaged very soon because their boyfriends are asking me how they should propose and what kind of ring she likes and the like.
Now before I get started, I am not trying to convince you to book me as your photographer or sell myself to you.... Okay maybe I am. I am just kidding!... Partially. So whether or not you are interested in booking with me after all or you are in need of a great photographer and don't know where to start, then this blog is definitely for you! Even if you don't go with me, and I promise I won't be offended if you don't, I want you to go with a great photographer and love your photos and your experience with your perfect photographer.
1. Check out their work!
Often times, photographers update their website with their most recent photoshoots in blog posts and post on social media platforms like facebook and instagram. Checking up on that, can give you a great idea of what their work looks like. When I got engaged, I immediately looked around, did some research on google, talked to my friends and asked who did their photos and landed on an amazing photographer (shout out to Grace Glende Photography in Bakersfield, CA <3). I still look back at those photos and love the way they turned out!
2. Style and aesthetics
I personally like true to color, bright, bold and colorful so I'm more likely to go with someone whose work reflects that style (also the reason why I edit that way because it's a timeless look!) When you choose an engagement photographer, make sure they fit YOUR style. If you like the dark and moody, then go with a photographer who captures that. These photos are going to be all over social media, and even your walls so just keep that in mind! You want something you can look back at and love over and over again.
3. Bring the best out in you
As photographers, we want to capture the best version of you. I always try to talk to my clients and get to know them before and build some sort of relationship with them that way we can have fun during our photoshoot. I find that the more comfortable a couple is in front of the camera and with me, the more genuine photos you get of them loving up on each other, cuddling, smiling, and kissing!
4. Get you a photographer who KNOWS what they are doing!
While I have much experience behind the camera, I know what it's like to be in front of the camera. If you're not in front of the camera too much, it can be uncomfortable. Many people just don't know what to do with themselves and just look straight at the camera. Get you a photographer who poses you and enhances the way you look! I have had pictures taken of me with a double chin and it was not fun.
5. Reviews and Client Experiences
I would also suggest you talk to friends who maybe have had the same photographer before. Ask them what it was like working with them. Many clients write their reviews on facebook or on the photographers' website so you can get a good look at how much others liked (or disliked) that photographer.
Well that is all I have for you today. Did I miss anything?? Let me know in the comments below! Or if you found your dream photographer, what did you LOVE about them??