In a world surrounded by social grids, and pictures online it can be hard to find your perfect fit. Photographers are flooding Instagram with their incredible work which makes it incredibly hard to find the right one for your big day. As a Colorado elopement photographer, I understand how hard it can be to find the one. Throughout my career, I have valued connections with my clients and truly believe the right people will come to you at the right time. If you're beginning your elopement planning and looking for some guidance, I've got you covered. Let's dive into what to ask your photographer to find the best fit for you!
Are they legit?
And no, I don't mean do they have a rad personality. Is their business legal, do they have experience are they a professional? It's a totally different ballgame from hiring a friend who enjoys taking pictures casually or someone who does this for a living. Generally, professional photographers have processes and experience in the wedding photography world which allows them to guide you on your wedding day. Colorado elopement photographers will have experience in a day of coordination and making sure that the photos you have dreamt of are captured. They won't stress you out but rather make you feel at ease knowing they've got this covered.
Do you have similar values?
Next, let's talk about personalities. It's important that any vendor you hire you actually like and get along with. It's crucial to the process to have similar values so they are aware of what matters to you most. If you already have that in common you'll feel more comfortable and be able to capture some truly magical moments together. You'll trust them with all the little details that make up the big story of your wedding day. Figure out what they stand for and make sure your beliefs and values align. It makes all the difference.
Check their portfolio
Throughout your time on social media, you'll see some incredible work from photographers. When you post online, are you posting every photo you take or only the best ones? Think about that as a photographer too, we do the same thing. Deep dive into their portfolio and look at everything, look at full wedding galleries, their website, everything. Not only does this get you more acquainted with their photography style but also shows you the wide variety of their work as a photographer. If they don't have a ton of content online for you to see, reach out and ask them if they'd be willing to share a recent gallery! If not, keep looking! You'll find the right person.
As you go through your elopement planning I hope that you are able to find the right vendors for your beautiful day. You deserve to have the best team possible supporting you!
Think I'm the right fit for your Colorado elopement photographer? Reach out today!