Hello my lovely friends!!! In case you haven’t seen on my Instagram (and if you aren’t following me, click here to do so!), Jake and I finally received our entire gallery from our engagement shoot. Andrea Godfrey Photography (AGP) did such an incredible job. Those pictures will be down below!
Wedding photos are such a personal, life long treasure, so finding someone who will capture your precious moments in such a classic, yet unique way is a little hard. I looked for so long before Jake and I were lucky enough to land on Andrea. Here are a few tips on how we found someone who captured us beautifully:
CHECK OUT WEDDINGWIRE
First off, thank you to WeddingWire for sponsoring this post. For real though, I used WeddingWire when hunting for photographers, venues, caterers and more. They have a nifty search bar that will show you vendors and REAL reviews. Those true comments are things you really want to read in depth.
DECIDE WHAT YOUR STYLE IS
Jake and I were wanting a whimsical, timeless style that still had a flair that you didn’t see everywhere. Some of my friends like the airy, bright look. Definitely look for a photographer who has a portfolio with a style you like. Make sure to tell them what shoots of theirs you really like.
CHOOSE YOUR BUDGET
For me, wedding photos were not something I was going to settle on. One day I may have Dementia and won’t remember my wedding day, but I will have photos to show how in love Jake and I were on that day. For this reason, I knew I was going to have to settle on my dress, venue, flowers, or caterer. I was okay with that, though, because the day is about Jake and me, not all the fancy fluffers.
CHECK WHAT’S INCLUDED
With Andrea, we had the engagement shoot included in the wedding price. For me, this was incredible because we now get pictures for Save The Date’s and other things. I looked at other photographers that were double to triple Andrea’s price and didn’t include anything besides 6 hours of wedding photography. With AGP, we really got bang for our buck.
PRINT RELEASE ?!
Definitely find out if you have to print through your photographer or if you get a release to print anywhere. If you have to order through your photographer, include that in your budget when evaluating the photog.
How to use WeddingWire:
1) Head on over to WeddingWire.com
2) Type in your zip code and choose what you are looking for. Today, we are looking for a photographer.
3) WeddingWire then pulls up photogs in your area. You can slim down your searches by choosing distance, availability and more.
4) Select someone who interests you. BAM. You have prices, reviews, and availability ALL in one place. WeddingWire makes searching for your wedding necessities so easy!
Now, onto the photos that made me cry. If you cannot tell how much I love Jake now, these photos should help you understand.
What I wore
Black and White dress
I hope you guys enjoyed these tips!!! Let me know in the comments what your favorite characteristic in a photographer is!