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9 things your wedding photographer won't ever tell you and one we will

Booking a wedding photographer is a HUGE step in your planning process.

I don't have to tell you that, right? Chances are if you're reading this you know!

I might be biased, but I really believe aside from finding your venue and your dress, your wedding photographer should be just as important!

Just think, you will have all these amazing details, friends to laugh with, music to enjoy, your first kiss as husband and wife, but if no one is there to capture it, well then that just stinks.

It sort of is like that age old question, if a tree falls in the woods and no one is around, does it make a sound?

...but more like if a wedding is celebrated and there is no photographer to capture it, how will you show your grand kids?!!

So check out the top 10 things to help you prepare for your big day!

1- Tell your photographer your budget right away

I get a ton of emails and then sometimes when we meet they say “Oh, we wanted to spend less than $800” and then you're disappointed and I don't want that.

2- They work for many hours after your wedding is over

For each hour I shoot I roughly spend 1-2 hours just editing your photos. This doesn't count the time to spent on your engagement session, etc... So an 8 hour wedding is actually about 30-50 hours of work, depending on how many sessions you have. A TON of love goes into your wedding photos ; )

3- You should use Pinterest as inspiration only

We all love Pinterest (including me) but sometimes recreating a photo exactly as you saw it on Pinterest can look forced and not natural. Remember those photos on Pinterest were captured by photographers who saw those moments as they happened naturally on that couple's wedding day. Just think, yours will be as unique and beautiful that people will then want to copy yours. It's good to get excited about your photos, but make sure to keep your expectations realistic and be yourselves.