• Kate Stapleton

5 Things You Should Trust Your Photographer With.

There are many moving parts to planning a wedding. Since you got engaged, you've been pinning inspirations, reading wedding blogs, and stalking wedding photographers on Instagram. Your wedding vision is nothing short of grandiose because why the heck not? It is the biggest day of your life after all!

When you hire me as your wedding photographer, you already know that I carry an unmatched level of expertise backed by my professional skills and experience. This is why you no longer need to keep the stress with you on your wedding day because my goal for you is to let go and enjoy the biggest day of your life. But even if I'm not your wedding photographer, I still want you to enjoy the party!

Below are 5 Things You Should Trust Your Photographer With, so you can keep calm and live your best life.

1. Choosing the Location of the Shot

I will have taken the time to familiarize myself with your reception location or areas around your ceremony site to find the best places to photograph. I have either scouted your venue in advanced with you or by myself so by the time your wedding day rolls around, I know where we would get the best light and where the best scenery is.

2. Time of Day to Shoot

Lighting is key to creating beautiful images and using the natural light of the sun will produce the best lighting setting but that doesn't mean any time of the day will give you the same results. Depending on the season of when your wedding would be, I will know what time of day will be best to take those gorgeous outdoor shots that won't leave harsh shadows on your face or when to sneak outside to take some night inspired shots.

3. Poses

I strive to deliver authentic images to all of my couples but at some point in the day we will sneak out for some posed formal photos. As your photographer, it's important to know that I have your best features in mind. I will know what poses are the most flattering for you. When you're in front of my camera, I can see the light that is illuminating you and I can also see what is in the background. I will always take into consideration your photo ideas, but you should trust that I will only do poses that are flattering to you. Most times we'll be working with limited time and light, so trusting me (your photographer) will help us not waste much of either on your big day.

4. Editing Your Photos

You hired me because you trust my creative eye not only when I'm shooting but also during the editing process. I know which images will look best in black and white, color, cropped, if any. What I do behind the scenes after your wedding day is the editing process. It is a part of my style and this is one of the top reasons you hired me. You can trust that I will use my skills to make each and every high resolution image stunning.

For this reason, I do not and never have released RAW nor unedited photos to my couples. The editing process is a huge reason why you love my images which means I would be doing you a disservice by giving you any unedited photos.

5. Handling Printing Your Photos

The worst thing you can do is invest in a professional photographer, receive stunning images, order a large print and find the colors are off, the image is blurred or it simply looks dull. Your photos deserve so much more. This is why I professionally print your images myself.

I personally work with you after your wedding day to create your custom design for your wall art and produce high quality museum-grade prints just for you. I also work with you one-on-one to finalize the design of your custom heirloom wedding album. I have a long-term relationship with a reputable publisher that helps me ensure your wedding album is professionally printed and crafted so it will last for many generations in your family. It will be all that you've ever imagined and more!

Now that you know where to get your prints made, all you need to decide is what size they should be done in and which ones will look best in your albums, wall art or thank you cards. This is part of your experience with me so you'll have peace of mind, not just on your wedding day, but also from the beginning of our relationship all the way to end!