Choosing the Best Wedding Photographer
Twenty years after your wedding, all you will have left of your actual day is the memories and your pictures. The Premier Bride only recommends professional wedding photographers that will help brides and grooms capture their precious moments for generations to come.
At the bridal expos, brides and grooms will get the opportunity to meet 8-12 wedding photographers at the expo. We carefully select our photographers and make sure that we offer brides and grooms a variety in photography styles, price points for all budgets, experience and packages.
You will have the opportunity to meet wedding photographers from Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Amelia Island, Orange Park, Brunswick, St. Simons, Savannah and surrounding areas.
Here are some helpful tips to discuss with your photographer!
When choosing a photographer, make sure that you communicate exactly what your vision is. But also keep in mind that IF they are a professional wedding photographer, they are very experienced in getting all of the important shots and them some. Some of the most popular must have shots include:
- The bride getting ready
- The bride and her bridesmaid’s candid shots
- The groom getting ready
- The groom and his groomsmen candid shots
- Wedding ring shots
- When the father of the bride sees her for the first time
- When the mother of the bride sees her for the first time
- The bride walking down the aisle
- The grooms reaction when he sees the bride for the first time
- The first look (if the bride and groom see each other before the wedding)
- Giving the bride away
- Taking vows, and exchanging rings
- The first kiss
- Walking down the aisle as husband and wife
- Family shots
- Leaving the ceremony
- First dance
- The wedding cake
- Leaving the reception
All of these shots will tell the story, especially if you are planning on having a photo album, which we always recommend.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER: When you get engaged, it is one of the happiest times in your life, and you want to choose a great photographer to capture each and every moment of your big day. When planning your wedding, choosing a photographer should be at the top of the list! And you can easily find your photographer at the expo. At the expo, check out their albums, see if their style is your style, pay attention to how they edit the photos, is it a style that you like? And most importantly, do you like them? You will spend all day with your photographer, they are the only vender that will be with you every step of the way, so make sure you like hanging out with them! Don’t be afraid to ask about pricing! Most photographers can adjust price based on the amount of hours they will be shooting, the number of images/prints, photo albums, second photographers, and many other factors. Gather their information, ask good questions and set up a consultation!