Planning your big day can become overwhelming, especially since you have so many decisions to make. You have to pick who's going to make your cake, cater your wedding, what dress you're going to wear, who's going to do your make-up - the list is endless. Luckily at The Sutherland, wedding venue Raleigh, we've got you covered with our beautiful venue and coordinator to help you make a bunch of those decisions. After you plan your perfect day, your next question may be, who's going to capture it all? We know picking a photographer can be a bit difficult to do, so we've taken the time to help you narrow down your search and find the perfect photographer.
When picking a photographer there's one thing you have to determine first - do you like their style? Style can very between photographer and some photographers have different styles within their own style of work. Confused? Don't be! Head over to Instagram and start searching for photos that you like and try to decipher what you like most about each photo. Do you like it because the photo is bright and airy? Or do you like it because it captures a sweet moment? All of this is important in narrowing down the style of photography you like best. Once you have an idea of the type of photography you like, it's time to start researching photographers in your area.
Research the photographer - visit their website, Facebook, Instagram, wherever they are on the web, find them and see how consistent their work is from platform to platform. When utilizing Facebook and Instagram you'll be able to tell really quickly how their clients respond and review their photographers work. If you think you've found the photographer for you, you'll want to reach out ASAP to make sure your date is available for your big day at The Sutherland wedding venue Raleigh.
Photographers vary in price, mainly due to their experience and time in the field. Packages can range anywhere from $2500-$15k, so make sure you find out all the details of what's included in your package before booking. Not every photographer will offer the same sort of package, so it's really important to compare apples to apples before choosing your photographer. There are a variety of ways photographers offer coverage and products, so make sure to discuss that in detail so you're on the same page about your expectations.
Most importantly you want to make sure that you and the photographer are on the same page. It's best to create a timeline and a list of images that you want so you can ensure you get every moment you want captured. You'll also want to coordinate whether or not you'll be doing a "first look" or if you and your groom won't be seeing each other until you walk down the aisle. Make a list of family photos you want taken after the ceremony to ensure your guests don't wait longer than normal before you arrive to your reception.
No matter which photographer you choose, just make sure to choose someone that you're going to work well with and that will deliver the look and vision you're hoping for. At The Sutherland wedding venue Raleigh, we're here to help make your day special and every moment memorable. Don't wait to book The Sutherland as your wedding venue if you haven't already. Contact us today to start planning your big day!
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