I'm Amanda and I am a Raleigh wedding photographer! I serve excited and enthusiastic couples with an elegant and elevated wedding photography experience! This is where I share sneak peeks from my latest weddings, engagements, and sessions! Check out my Raleigh wedding photography blog to view my latest weddings, engagements, styled shoots, tips, venues, and more!
Planning a wedding in the Raleigh area and need a photographer to capture the perfect shots? Well look no further! Just kidding – I want to set you up for success in finding the best fit for your wedding day. That may be me – but there are some things all couples should consider when looking for a wedding photographer in Raleigh. I’m not for everyone and that is okay – but it is still important to me that you find someone you can trust with your most precious memories on your wedding day. With this guide, you’ll learn how to find the right fit for your needs — whether it’s pricing, packages, or personality.
When meeting with potential photographers, make sure your questions are specific and you clearly understand the photographer’s answer. Ask about their experience shooting weddings, the type of equipment they use, and the type of wedding packages they offer. Asking about camera gear can be complex and overwhelming to someone unfamiliar with the tools of the trade. Here are some specific questions you can ask about gear to make it easier:
Inquire about sharing digital copies of the photos and additional services such as engagement photos and more. This is a great opportunity to ensure that your photographer has the same aesthetic vision for your big day as you do!
Before you decide on a wedding photographer in Raleigh, it is important to ask for an up-to-date investment guide. This includes information about the different rates for day-of photos, albums, prints, and digital copies. Additionally, make sure to read any reviews and view previous work your potential photographer has done. Seeing their portfolio will give you a better understanding of their style and the quality of photos they produce. Online portfolios and social media are great but they are a highlight reel. Make sure you are asking to see full galleries – most photographers can share previous work in their gallery portfolio! This is a great way to see exactly what you would receive for your own gallery.
I send all my couples a full gallery when they inquire. In addition, I also use my blog to showcase a huge snippet of a wedding day. The blog is an excellent resource for couples looking to see what they can expect from their wedding photographer in Raleigh!
It is always important to ask any potential wedding photographer in Raleigh for a contract in writing, outlining the expectations and responsibilities of each party. This document should include details such as payment schedule, wedding photos package contents, overall cost, coverage schedule, policies on reprinting or digital copies, copyright ownership and usage rights. Having this agreement in writing can help protect your interests if something goes wrong during the photography session.
One of the most important things to look for in a wedding photographer is their personality. This is a huge day for you. Every and anyone that you hire for your wedding day should match energies with you. You absolutely should call, zoom, or actually meet this person before you book them. You want to make sure this person is going to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. In addition, you want to make sure this is a person you want to be around all day and who you want to be around your friends and family.
Capturing the memories of your best day ever is so important. Be sure you are asking all the right questions when booking any wedding professional for your big day. Be sure to check out more tips and resources for wedding planning on the blog! And if you think you’ve found your ultimate wedding photographer in Raleigh right here – reach out! I love connecting with you and can’t wait to hear about your wedding!
February 8, 2023