Choosing the Right Atlanta Wedding Photographer


Wedding Planning Tips

Your wedding day is one of the most significant days of your life, and choosing the right photographer to capture every magical moment is essential. As an Atlanta wedding photographer with years of experience, I understand the importance of selecting someone who is not only skilled with a camera but also fits well with your style and personality. Here are some tips and crucial questions to help you make the best choice for your special day.

Because I know just how stressful the process of looking for a photographer is, I created a FREE guide to help you make the best decision for your day.  Grab the guide HERE.

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What to Look for in a Wedding Photographer

1. Style and Consistency
Every photographer has a unique style, be it traditional, photojournalistic, or a mix of approaches. Browse through portfolios to find a style that resonates with you. Consistency in their work across different weddings will tell you about their expertise and adaptability to different lighting, venues, and moods.

2. Experience and Familiarity with Venues
An experienced photographer familiar with your chosen venue can be hugely beneficial. They will know the best spots for photos and how to handle varying lighting conditions. Although not essential, it’s definitely a bonus.

3. Personality and Professionalism
Your photographer will be with you through intimate and emotional moments. It’s important that their personality gels with yours and that they demonstrate professionalism. A good rapport will make you feel comfortable and enhance the quality of your photos.

4. Reviews and References
Check reviews from past clients to gauge their satisfaction with the photographer’s work and professionalism.  Read my reviews HERE.

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Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

1. Can you describe your photography style?
This question helps ensure their style aligns with your wedding vision.

2. How will you coordinate with other vendors?
Understanding how they collaborate with other professionals at your wedding can influence the day’s flow and efficiency.

3. What is included in your photography packages?
Know exactly what you are getting, from the number of hours and photographers to included extras like engagement shoots or special edits.

4. Do you have a backup plan in case of emergencies?
Ensure they have contingencies for equipment failures or personal emergencies.

5. How do you handle different lighting situations?
A skilled photographer should be comfortable adjusting to various lighting conditions to consistently deliver high-quality photos.

6. Can we see a full wedding gallery?
Viewing a complete album from a single wedding will give you a better sense of how they capture the entire event, not just the highlights.

7. What is your turnaround time for delivering photos?
It’s important to know when you can expect to receive your photos post-wedding.

8. Are there any additional fees we should be aware of?
Sometimes there are extra charges for travel, accommodations, additional hours, etc. Clarifying this upfront will help avoid surprises.

9. How do you ensure our photos are safe and backed up?
Ask about their process for backing up photos to protect against data loss.

10. What is your cancellation or rescheduling policy?
Understanding these policies is crucial, especially in unforeseen circumstances.

Choosing the right Atlanta wedding photographer goes beyond just finding someone with a good camera. It’s about finding a professional who understands your vision, communicates well, and will go the extra mile to capture the essence of your special day. Take your time, ask the right questions, and ensure your wedding memories are in good hands.


Interested in having me photograph your big day?!  Contact me HERE.

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