The Best Photographer for your Wedding Day
Can we agree on a couple universal truths? You’re going to take a LOT of photographs throughout the adventure that is your life. In fact, you will probably upgrade your new phone and keep your old simply because it stores so many many memories, am I right? This is true for many of us. And, there are a handful of significant events you’ll want to hire a professional photographer for—your wedding day, your engagement, the birth of your baby or your adoption day, family photos. You want the best but only get one chance to choose the right photographer, so how do you get it right?
After 14 years of photographing weddings, here are my top 5 signs you hired the right wedding photographer:
You absolutely LOVE the photographer’s work.
You’ve found someone who’s portfolio you can’t turn away from. You keep returning to the same instagram feed and blog over and over because not only do you love their images, you admire them as a person…this is a great indicator that you found your match.
You know that feeling you get when you’ve just met someone you know you vibe with? It’s hard to nail down in words—you have to feel it. The opposite is true. That feeling you get when you don’t vibe with someone? Yeah, you know the feeling. Listen to that as well. Your photographer is the only vendor you’ll interact with throughout your ENTIRE wedding day. Your florist, makeup artist, hair stylist will fit into your schedule then leave, but you, your family, your friends and soon-to-be-spouse will be with your photographer ALL DAY. Make sure you connect.
You trust her
Your photographer isn’t a fly on the wall at your big event! Do you trust her to interact with your family and friends? Is she confident and kind, yet not controlling? Unobtrusive and comfortable while remaining clear on her objectives? Trust is an important yet often overlooked quality in finding the right wedding photographer.
She listens to you
Your photographer listens to your concerns and fears about being photographed and applies what she’s learned about you to create a positive experience while capturing remarkable photographs throughout your wedding day.
Without hesitation you would recommend this person to your people
There is no bigger reassurance that you’ve made the right choice than to know that if you could do it all over again you would hire the same photographer. For this reason, you are quick to recommend her talent and work to all the people most important to you.
Kelly Lorenz is a classic & documentary style New England wedding photographer based in Boston.
With 14 years of experience, Kelly's images are fresh & timely, capturing moments of humility in a variety of indoor & outdoor wedding settings; estates, farms, the Boston Public Library, chapels, orchards, seaside venues, country clubs & pubs. See her portfolio or contact her here.