Did you know that most Seattle wedding photographers book over a year in advance? This is critical info if you happen to have a popular Summer wedding date. If you already have your venue, booking the right photographer is the next priority. Here’s what you should look for:
- What kind of style do you like the best?
- How does your photographer interact with you on the day of?
- Does your photographer have a package in your budget?
Seattle Wedding Photographer Styles
There are lots of different “styles” of photography. Some refer to the way the photographer shoots and others refer to the way they edit. Styles that refer to shooting include, candid (or photojournalism), glamor, fine art, traditional. I personally shoot with a candid style. I love helping people feel natural in front of the camera and capturing them being themselves with each other and their wedding guests. This style includes focusing on not just the couple, but all of the details of the wedding day so you get a great overall collection of images.
As for editing styles there is some trendy ones, like “dark and moody”, “light and airy” and “true color” to name a few. I lean towards light and airy but try to keep my colors clean and true to life. I want the images to feel like the best versions of your memories from the wedding day and be recognizable as events you participated in. If you want to see examples of any of these styles just google them and a quick image search should help you define each look.
I’m a firm believer that you should get along with your photographer on your wedding day. If the photographer you hire is a world famous artist but also a renowned asshat it’s going to make your day less than optimal. That being said, most photographers are great people. You feeling comfortable with your photographer will make a world of difference. So, if you meet me and we totally don’t click (bad pun) it’s fine if you don’t book, even if you love my photos. If you’re having a bad experience being photographed it WILL show up in the camera. And conversely, if we hit it off that is a sign that your photos will be at or above expectations. So its really important that we meet for a consultation and get to know one another!
Special 2020 Offer
If money wasn’t apart of the equation I would stop talking now and just tell you to call me for a consultation, but let’s be pragmatic. Money IS an issue and budgeting is important. There are A LOT of photographers out there and you can pay very little for photography but this is definitely one of the “you get what you pay for” situations. A quick Google search will show you that an average budget for a Seattle wedding photographer is between $4000 and $10000. (Not a typo.) Of course, you can do less or more, that’s how averages work. I do believe in value and rewarding people who book at least 12 months in advance. So I’m offering the following bonus to anyone that books between 5-24-19 and 7-1-19 for a future wedding date.
Choose one of the following:
- $250 off the package of your choice
- A free album upgrade
- Free digital files from an engagement session
- Or a $250 print credit towards a purchase of wall art.
It’s my way of saying, “thank you for being the organized, intelligent person you are. “
To take advantage of this offer just email me. I’ll help you set up a consultation where we can talk about everything wedding related over a cup of coffee. And if you haven’t already, you can check out my work and packages by following these links here.
Keep in mind that availability is limited and dates fill up quickly!