Here we are again friends. Part 2 of my top 10 questions all couples should ask their wedding photographer.
We’re digging in a little deeper with these final five questions, and I’ve gotta say…they’re good. So sit back, maybe have a cup of coffee, and enjoy questions 6-10!
Yay!!! You just got engaged! You’ve set the date and booked your venue. Now comes the really hard part…picking a wedding photographer.
But how do you pick the right one? How will you know that you’ll A) like how the photos look, B) like how YOU look in those photos, C) even get your photos at all, AND D) get the most bang for your buck?
Selecting your wedding photographer is not a decision to make lightly. You’re investing a lot of money and you want to make sure you’re making the right choice.
Whelp, to help you out, I’ve put together a list of some of the most important questions (IMHO) brides should ask every photographer they’re considering for the job. You ready? Good. Let’s get started:
Marie, Stephen and their two dogs met me on a chilly Fall evening for their engagement session. They wanted to do their session at a location with lots of nature that would have similar vibe to their wedding venue. We landed on Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan, MN.
Fall is officially upon us and I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the season than by photographing Emily and Andy’s YMCA Camp Miller wedding.
Camp Miller, about an hour south of Duluth, is nestled next to Sturgeon Lake. It has all of the amenities one might remember from their time as a camper. From the climbing wall to the archery range (a personal favorite of mine as a young camper), Camp Miller was the perfect venue for this outdoor-loving bride and groom.
Kristi and Mike’s Mendakota Country Club wedding was perfection with a capital P! All of the giggles, high-fives, hugs, and the STUNNING decor made the day feel like a dream.
The couple met on eHarmony. They both valued their families, work, and faith so they decided to give it a chance and meet in person. It wasn’t long before they realized how great they were together. They went to church, hung out with their respective friend groups, and when Mike saw how Kristi was with his nieces and nephews…well…let’s just say he was in love. And when Mike was sick, Kristi made him homemade chicken noodle soup – the sign she was in love with him, too.
Talori’s St. Anthony Main senior photography session was so magical! We weren’t quite sure if the weather would hold out but thankfully it did and we ended up having a perfect evening!
As a senior at Burnsville High School, Talori is a triple-star athlete. And when I mean she’s a star I mean it! Talori just picked up soccer this year and made the Varsity team. I played soccer back in my youth and believe you me, making Varsity is no small feat (feet? Pun!)
Lauryn’s senior session was a very meaningful session for me and it marks how far I’ve come in my journey as a photographer. Five years ago, I got an email from a girl named Lexi who was responding to a model call I placed seeking a senior who would let me practice taking her portrait in return for free senior photos. Lexi is Lauryn’s oldest sibling.
Madison’s Bruentrup Heritage Farm senior photography session was so much fun! Even though it was about 1000 degrees outside (an over exaggeration I’ll admit) Madison had the cool and collected energy of a seasoned professional model.
Teresa and Sam’s Dellwood Barn wedding in Grant, MN was seriously like a fairytale. I kid you not! Not only could the two of them be mistaken for Mr. & Mrs. Prince Charming (how good-looking can one couple be?!) but their decorations, details, and décor all screamed “Once Upon A Time.”
Molly and Chase’s Snail Lake Regional Park wedding in Shoreview was certainly one for the books. Not only did I get to witness one of my best friends from college marry the love of her life, but I had the honor of documenting their special day, an honor I do not take lightly.
There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!
Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!
My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.
I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!