Finding a photographer is so tough. It’s so hard to know, until you actually see your photos, how they’ll turn out. I mean, you can taste the cake, you can try the champagne, you try on the dress, but your photographer is a certain amount of mystery. Photos that worked out great at other weddings may not work at yours. In a lot of ways, it’s a guessing game.
A member of my House Party gave me a good way to think about it this afternoon: “On your wedding day, other than your groom, the person you’ll talk to most is your photographer.” So in addition to thinking about the quality of their photos and my budget, I’m also thinking about how much I like them – how much we can chat, how comfortable I feel around them, especially since we did the engagement photos in Connecticut and we won’t have a chance to get to know the photographer before the day of. I’m going to be so happy on our wedding day, and I don’t want our photographer to be a downer!
Mostly, I just want to capture all the joy of the day so that I can look at it forever. I want to see our smiles, look at the sunshine (God willing!) on the green grass, remember how it felt to ring the bell as our first act together as husband and wife. That’s the good stuff: remembering our first moments of marriage, all the way through. So I hope I find somebody good!