Lately I’ve been receiving a lot of phone calls and emails about weddings. So I thought I would take a little time today to discuss why I think choosing the right Corporate Headshots NYC is such a crucial decision in the wedding planning process and how choosing correctly can minimize your stress level.
Having only got married two years ago, my wedding day is still fresh in my mind as is all the planning that lead up to it. I remember how stressful that time was and how all the worries melted away on the wedding day. I remember how incredibly happy I was; I remember the look on Ryan’s face when he saw me for the first time that day; I remember the bonds between all those who helped with my big day. I know that in time my memory of all these things will be far less vivid than it is now, and that’s when those pictures should be able to remind me of those feelings.
Now as a photographer, the knowledge of this responsibility is constantly on my mind. My job is SO important! Any photographers job is! And hopefully whoever your photographer is realizes this too. You are making so many memories on this one day, and it’s our responsibility as your photographer to make sure those memories last a lifetime!
As a photographer I want my brides to look at their photos 20, 30, 40 years from now and remember the excitement and nervousness when her mother helped her get dressed, the complete happiness when her soon-to-be husband teared up when he saw her for the first time, the contentment and pleasure at finally being Mr. & Mrs. Prince Charming. These feelings are real and wonderful, and something we all want to remember for the rest of our lives. And that’s why your photographs and more importantly your photographer are so important.
The right photographer will be able to capture these emotions in a picture in a way words can never fully express. But how do you know if you’ve found the “right photographer”? Here’s the steps I recommend taking when searching for your photographer.
1. Do an online search
This seems almost silly to list because I’m pretty sure this is the first thing everybody does now. But I do recommend searching the web. You may find there are a lot more photographers in your area than you realized. You’ll also be able to narrow down your search by perusing photographers online galleries. Compile a list of photographers you like and then use this list to move on to step 2.
2. Schedule a meeting with the potential photographers
I think this step is one of the most important to take. You can learn a lot about your potential photographer just by doing this. If it’s virtually impossible to find a time to meet or even worse you can never get the photographer on the phone – those are definitely warning signs. You want your photographer to be just as excited about meeting you as you are to meet him/her. The other reason to meet is that getting together in person will give you feel for your potential photographers personality and energy. You need to find someone that you are going to feel comfortable with on that big day and that you are also going to be able to trust to capture all those moments. If you don’t feel comfortable or confident in their abilities by the end of the meeting, it’s probably best to keep looking.