How To Find A Wedding Photographer—Part 1
Part 1: Don’t Fall For The “One-Size-Fits-All” Pitch
Finding a wedding photographer is easy. In fact, they’ll probably find you. Somehow, the day after your engagement, you start emitting a homing code that, like a dog whistle, can only be heard by wedding photographers.
And here’s another one, offering his Luxury Suite package at the low, low price of 1995.95. Well, his sample photos are okay. Maybe a little stiff, but okay. And everything listed in his Luxury Suite brochure is “customized” and “personalized.” But when you ask questions about whether you can have this, or whether that is included, the photographer keeps pointing back to the brochure.
It’s a lovely brochure, printed on nice stock with glossy pictures. But it doesn’t answer your questions and neither does the photographer. In fact, his standard answer to every question is to say, “Maybe you should think about the Champagne Package. It’s very popular.” (I don’t have a brochure, but you can see my Wedding Photography portfolio here.)
It may be. But at 2995.95, it doesn’t answer your questions, either. Meanwhile, the photographer is getting fidgety, like he’s bored with the conversation.