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How to find the perfect Wedding Photographer…

The big day is approaching, you know your colors, you’ve booked the venue, now you need to choose the person that will capture all the memories, details and emotion from your wedding. Here’s a few things to consider when looking for the perfect photographer:

1) Are they a professional photographer or an energetic amateur?

Your wedding is the time for someone with experience, a calm nature and lots of creativity. A well-meaning relative with a new digital camera might seem enticing but may not be up to the task. Most professionals also carry backup cameras and liability insurance too.

2) Have they photographed at your venue before?

Southern California has hundreds & hundreds of wedding locations. Many of them have cozy, out-of-the-way spots for photos that might not be apparent at first. Find out if your photographer has been there or can drop by for a walk through before the event.

3) Does their style match yours?

This is very important. There are as many different styles of photography as there are photographers – make sure you like what you see! Are they traditional, creative, candid, avant-garde or something else? Now’s the time to find out, rather than the big day!

4) Check out a complete wedding that they have photographed.

Every professional has a “Greatest Hits” collection of their favorite images but you’ll need to view a single, recent wedding that they have captured to make sure they are the one for you. Did they get all the details, the guests, and the spirit of the moment? A finished wedding will tell you.

5) Will they work with your schedule & your budget?

Some studios have a “Take it or leave it” attitude when it comes to their offerings. They may not be willing to work with your schedule before the wedding or even on the day of. If you don’t feel comfortable when you talk with them, run! If you’re tight on money, ask if they can do fewer hours or save the album for later.

At Simply Perfect Images, we pride ourselves on capturing beautiful images of your wedding. With many different photographers on staff to choose from, you’re sure to find the right match for your wedding day. Call us today to set up your personal, no-obligation appointment. 1-626-421-7974

What are some of the biggest wedding planning mistakes?

Avoid these 5 wedding boo-boo’s with a bit of planning and foresight…

5) Not making a budget and timeline. The most stressed out brides go over budget, make one and stick to it. A timeline will make your day easier for you, your vendors and your guests.

4) Not researching your venue and reading the fine print. Many venues may look perfect but check their reviews. It is important to read all the rules and look for hidden fees on the contract.

3) Don’t settle for a wedding dress that you don’t love. The right dress will make you feel amazing. You want to look your best and feel your best on the most important day of your life.

2) Not hiring a professional DJ and Photographer. Your DJ can make or break your wedding reception. A good professional DJ will keep your party on schedule, be your Emcee and keep people on the dance floor! Your photographer is going to capture all the love and emotion of the day. They will provide you with memories that you will treasure forever. The photos are the only things you will have after the wedding is over.

1) Forgetting what the day is truly about. People get so hung up on the tiny details or try to have a “Kardashian” wedding that they forget what it is supposed to be about. The ceremony is about sharing your love and devotion to your spouse in front of your friends and family. The reception is just the party afterwards!

Is Fall the new May for Weddings?

Are you booking your wedding for the second half of the year?

Good choice!

Fall weddings offer cooler temperatures, beautiful colors and a chance to have a unique and very special day. Bucking tradition can have it’s benefits too – some locations offer lower prices and discounts for “off-season” events. Shop around a little and see what special offers you can find!

Whenever you decide to have your wedding, Simply Perfect Images can capture the love and laughter for your once-in-a-lifetime day.