So it seems as if everyday 10 new “so called” wedding photographers pop up that I have never heard of? I’m concerned about that and you should be too. Anyone can get a web site and buy
a $3000 camera and take a online class or shoot a friends wedding and now they are wedding photographers. Well NO! No there are NOT! They are a person with a camera taking pictures.
The only thing you will have at the end of your wedding day you just thousands of dollars on are your wedding photos. You can’t wear your dress again. The food is gone, the DJ is gone, the guests are gone, the flowers are dead, everything you spend a year planning is all gone. But not the photos. That’s the only thing left.
So here are some things to ask the photographer your looking at.
Why are there not that many weddings or photos on your web site? On mine there are about 300 weddings and about 25,000 photos to look through showing that every wedding my work is top notch and that I never fail EVER!
What photography school did you attend? What? you didn’t go to school. ha.ha. There is a shocker. I was the best in my class at 2 photography schools.
How much experience do you have? What? only a year or two. I have 25+ years experience as a full time working photography. This is how I make a living. I’ve never had another job. EVER!
So you do photojournalistic weddings? Um no you don’t! Unless you have worked at 7 newspapers for the last 20+ years like I do you not a photojournalist. You can say you are on your web site and you may be attempting that style but until you go to school for photojournalism or work in the business your NOT a photojournalist. I just want other photographers to be honest and up front with brides and they are not always honest.
Where have you had your work published? What? never had anything published in a magazine or other publication? hummm? I have had my work published in over 200 national magazines/newspapers all over the world. And annual reports and billboards and on the sides of busses and the books.
People get into the business for the MONEY and suppose because it’s FUN! Well I think driving fast is fun but I’m not a race car driver. Do you want to chance the most important day of you life with someone that is playing photographer on the weekends and they goes back to their job at First Merit on Monday. I’m pretty sure you don’t. These are just things to think about. I have respect for anyone with my training and or experience level however I’m still coming for you lol. I have no respect for people lying to brides about who and what they are. I hear horror stories every day about the outcome of wedding photos shot by inexperienced photographers. Wedding photography is no place to dable in photograpy and to learn. you had better know what the hell you doing when you get to this level because you can not mess up a brides wedding photos. I hope you will agree