Choosing a Wedding Photographer
After we got engaged, and started really sitting down and thinking about the day we wanted, I knew that we wanted a top-notch photographer. Photography is something that is really important to me, and I wanted someone who would be someone we clicked with right from the very beginning.
First, I wanted someone who could produce beautiful photos that I really felt fantastic about. I immediately got sticker shock (a running theme throughout our wedding planning, as you’ll soon see), but it was still really important to find someone who fit my vision. I turned to Instagram. I started following the MinnesotaWeddingPhotographer hashtag and bookmarking any pictures that matched my vision. Then, after a few weeks, I went through to see if there were any photographers who showed up more than once.
That’s how I found Caitlin. Her aesthetics were exactly what I was looking for. To be fair, there were three other photographers that I felt the same about. I reached out to all four for quotes…and three were out of my budget! But not Caitlin! Her packages were within our budget.
We set up a phone call to talk details, and this was when I knew that she was for us. Our personalities just clicked and I was excited to have her on board. We booked our engagement shoot, and I confirmed her for the wedding that day.
A few months later, we were able to meet up for our engagement shoot. Charles had never had formal photos like that done, so we both went in a little nervous. But we had FUN. All of our photos show that. I’m so happy that she is going to be there as part of our day. The only thing I wish is that everyone feels the same way about their photographers.
So, how to book your photographer:
Check your budget.
Set up a real, talking phone call, or a face-to-face meeting.
Do an engagement shoot to test them out!
And of course, if you want to book Caitlin, you can check out her website at CaitnHerCamera.com. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. I also have a TON more to share…but I’ll let them trickle out over the next year or so. :)