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How to Feel Comfortable with your Wedding Photographer

July 10, 2019

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Planning a wedding can be one of the most exciting times in your life! It can also be one of the most stressful. I’ve found that there are a few things that can really impact your wedding planning experience, and one of those is choosing vendors you feel comfortable with. If you are wondering how to feel comfortable with your wedding photographer, look no further. I’ve polled some of my past clients to put together this guide for choosing a wedding photographer you can trust.

how to feel comfortable with your wedding photographer

Follow Them on Social Media

Ok, I probably shouldn’t encourage this one too much because, truth me told, I am AWFUL at social media when it comes to my business. BUT, I have found that it is a great way for me to connect to current and potential clients for a few reasons. First, obviously you know I am going to post photos from my portfolio, so you can see the most updated work on Instagram and Facebook.

Secondly, whether we realize it or not, SO MUCH of our personality shines through on social media. Yeah, I know, a lot of it is fake and calculated. But at least for me, social media is one of the only ways I can really show potential clients who I really am. I post some personal things in my stories – like adorable photos of my son for all you baby lovers out there – and I write like I talk. Warning, I curse way more in person. Sorry!

Get on the Phone

The easiest way to get to know your wedding photographer is to meet them. Since this isn’t always possible, a phone or Skype meeting is perfect. During this meeting, not only will you get to know a bit about their personality during conversation, but you can also ask all the questions you have before booking their services. If you have any hesitations about your timeline, questions on how to book an engagement session, what happens after the wedding, now is your time to lay it all out on the table and see if your vision aligns with theirs. Most wedding photographers I know are MORE than happy to set aside time to meet with couples, so just ask!

Read Reviews/Word of Mouth

So, we all know that people on the internet can be crazy, and we can’t believe everything we read online. BUT for the most part, reviews on sites like Wedding Wire are really spot on and can tell you a lot about your wedding photographer. These reviews cannot be paid for, and users have to be registered with the website, so you can pretty much count on them being accurate.

Another, even BETTER way to get an honest review about a vendor is to ask around. Who do your friends recommend? Better yet, who does your wedding planner recommend? Wedding planners work with hundreds of vendors; if they are recommending someone, it’s probably for a good reason.

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Book an Engagement Session

This one is kind of non negotiable for me. Every couple that books a wedding collection with me gets a complimentary engagement session because I believe they are THAT important. Engagement sessions are a wonderful way to get to know your photographer before the wedding. You get to experience how they operate behind the camera, and work out any awkwardness before the big day. It’s also great for your photographer. They get to know what you are comfortable with, and how you and your fianc√© interact with one another.

Communicate

Last but certainly not least, communicate with your photographer once you’ve booked them. For example, if you have any sensitive family issues that might affect your photos, just let them know so they can plan accordingly. If you have any special photo requests, make sure to let them know before the wedding day so it’s a part of their timeline. If you have any concerns about your timeline, let them know ASAP so you can get the photos you are dreaming of!


I hope these tips helped you figure out how to feel comfortable with your wedding photographer, and gave you the confidence you need to find someone you love working with!

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ABOUT Alyssa

At home near the sea. Ever-focused on beauty and the thrilling art of creation; found in the moments that leave me breathless and in awe. 

Growing up, photos always fascinated me.  I was raised to be inquisitive, ask questions, and appreciate history.  What better way to peak someone's interest than with a photograph?  

I always thought I would end up in the pages of Vogue (though I still hope!), but after the tragic loss of my mother, I turned to wedding photography on a whim and fell in love with the energy that can only be found when two people decide on forever.  The overwhelming joy, nostalgia, and attention to detail captured my heart in 2012, and I never looked back.

I squeeze clients meetings in between nap times, and I drive my kids to school and daycare only to run into meetings with designers, florists, and beautiful clients before racing back to gather them back up again. The most amazing part, is that I feel most alive in this environment. Wedding days are chaotic, just like parenting.  Couples and families require empathy and genuine care, just like my children.  

I expertly navigate your wedding from my extensive experience in this industry, and what this offers you is the peace of mind on your wedding day to relax and enjoy what you have created. Booking with Alyssa Morgan Photography allows you to sit back, enjoy your party, and trust that every part of the day is going to be handled with ease, grace, and a whole lot of laughter along the way.

Adventurer.  Traveler.  Mother.

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