Of all the vendors you have planned for your big day, your photographer is arguably the most important. No matter how the music sounded, how the food tasted, or what the cake looked like, the only part of your day that is going to last forever are the photos that were taken! With as many photographers are there are in the wedding industry these days, finding the perfect match can be overwhelming. Here are some pointers:
Determine Your Style
Before you can truly start searching, you need to know what style appeals to you. Light and airy? Dark and moody? Bright and true-to-color? Put together collections of wedding images that speak to you, and spot the common factors. Check out this guide that explains different photography styles to help you get familiar with the different ways in which your big day can be captured.
Make It Work With Your Budget
As with any other vendor, your budget will be a determining factor for which photographer you hire. Research photographers in your area and look for those who list their prices publicly, so you can get an idea for how wedding photography pricing structures work. Decide what percentage of your budget you want to dedicate to photography, and go from there. Be wary of prices that seem too good to be true, however. If your photographer is new to their craft, they should be honest with you about expectations, but there are always horror stories of couples being duped by low prices.
Use the Engagement Session as a Trial Run
Most wedding photographers include your engagement session as part of the wedding package. This is great for you and your spouse to get some posing practice, get familiar with your photographer, and decide if you like the finished product before the big day arrives.
FiveSense Farm Outdoor Wedding Venue
One thing we know for sure is that photographers love FiveSense Farm! Our outdoor venue is full of beautiful opportunities for wedding portraits. If you’re looking for a venue in the Murfreesboro area, come visit us!