Saturday, November 24, 2012

Carisa and Richard: Finding Your Photographer

This is part 4 of the new blog series about Carisa and Richard's wedding planning process up until their wedding on August 31, 2013. In addition to sharing with readers their love story and wedding planning adventures, insights and tips for brides and groom's planning their own wedding will also be shared!

Now that you got engaged, have set the date, found a venue, found someone to marry you, you want to make sure that all of your wedding moments are captured for you to enjoy for years to come. Having a photographer at your wedding is essential. Finding a photographer can be tricky. There are so many people (including your friends and family members) that tell you they can shoot your wedding for you. There is a huge trust factor in your photographer. There really isn't a way to recapture your wedding without redoing the entire wedding.

Hopefully, I have convinced (or scared) you into hiring a professional wedding photographer. I finding your photographer, I suggest asking your friends and family (the ones that aren't upset with you for not letting them shoot your wedding) for referrals. After getting a couple of photographer names, take the time to look at their portfolio and see if you like their photography style.

Basically, there are two main styles of wedding photography:
1) Traditional Style (also called classic or posed). These photographers concentrate most of their efforts into posed portraits, and rarely capture candid moments. This style is sometimes viewed as disconnected, old fashion, and can add stress by needing time to setup every shot.
2) Photojournalistic Style (also called modern, documentary, artistic, or fine art). Similarities exist between traditional and photojournalistic approaches. The main expectations of each style are very different; Traditional style is being portrait oriented, and Photojournalism is being candid oriented.

After you decide on the style of photography you like, meet up with the photographer and make sure you want them to be part of your special day. It is an honor for any vendor to assist with a wedding.

Carisa and Richard found their photographer, Fritz of Fritzology before they found me. As stated in Carisa's first blog, Fritz referred them to me. Carisa and Richard got their engagement pictures done by Fritz at the Calgary Stampede this year. This place was iconic to them because they had met at the Calgary Stampede. Capturing their engagement and celebrating the 100th year of Calgary Stampede was just perfect. Check out some of their engagement pictures. They are simply adorable. Fritz is simply amazing! (Lots of photos ahead because I had a hard time picking the best!)

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Photo Credits: Fritzology

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