Photos are something you’ll have forever. How many times have you heard that? I couldn’t agree more. I am someone who loves a good photo. And I am willing to pay for it. I believe that when you have an event or an important event in your life, then you need a fantastic photographer or at the least someone who has a great camera. When my husband and I got engaged, one of the first things I did was look to find an amazing photographer. It was our wedding after all.
I think hiring a photographer depends on a couple of things. First, do you have the funds in your budget to spend money on one? How important is it to you? And what type of an event is it, formal or informal?
If you’re event is at a hall or somewhere formal, hire a photographer. Don’t cheap out on that. There is nothing worse then having this exceptional event with subpar photos that look like some random starting snapping them with their iPhone 4. If you’re having a party in your backyard, then I wouldn’t suggest hiring a photographer. Find someone who has a great camera and knows how to use it.
Spend a lot of time researching photographers. And research what their specialty is; weddings, babies or lifestyle. If you’re going to hire one, hire a fabulous one. I have seen many wedding photos that are just OK because couples don’t want to spend the time or money on a good one. Searching for a photographer can be difficult because there are so many. Before we got married I spent sooo much time searching, researching and meeting with wedding photographers. There were many that I liked, that did a good job, but for me just weren’t it.
I wanted to love their photos and be obsessed with all of their work. And for me that was difficult because I have very high standards and expectations when it comes to everything in my life. Perfectionist would be an understatement.
Finally my search ended when I fell in love with our Wedding Photographers. I loved a lot of things about them- they were married, friendly, professional and most importantly their work was outstanding! They had the look I had always been searching for, a mix of vintage, modern and classic with an editorial vibe. They weren’t cheap, far from it actually but I couldn’t be more thrilled with how our wedding photos turned out.
When our son was born, we hired photographers who specialized in baby, children and family photography. We were so thrilled with how our son’s newborn photos. I have had so many people use them after they saw our photos. They do amazing work too!
For my Bridal Shower, I hired Lori, she specializes in weddings and lifestyle. She, like me pays attention to details, and all of her photos really reflect the style of photography that I love. Not to mention, she is one of the sweetest and cutest people that I have met in the process. She also took maternity photos when I was pregnant with my son. She does lifestyle photos, families, engagements and weddings and I will continue to use and recommend Lori to everyone and anyone I know. Her work speaks for itself.
Spend money on a great photographer if it’s in your budget. If you want amazing photos you will have to spend the cash. It’s so worth it! Stay tuned for Tip #4 Next Tuesday!
One of our engagement photos, I was thrilled with how they turned out.
Lori snapped some photos of me and my husband at my bridal shower.
One of our wedding photos- I will do an entire post on wedding photos soon because I am obsessed with how they all turned out.
Love this photo of me in front of my friend's old Ford. The yellow colour really stands out!
A detail photo of my ring & perfume from my Fashion themed Bridal Shower.
Love this maternity photo that Lori took, so vintage looking.
My Bridal Shower Head Table.
A maternity photo of me and my husband. I love the black & white.
My precious baby boy at just 6 days old.
My baby boy's 1st Birthday cake smash!