Finding a wedding photographer is a difficult, personal process. How do you find the best photographer? How do you know what style of wedding photography that you want? How much should you be spending on that photographer?
And most of all, how do you know that you can trust the person that you're hiring for your wedding day?
One place to start when looking for wedding photographers is to look at the standard review sites. Some of those might include:
These sites are a great starting point, but they're not the only word in learning how to trust a potential photographer. You can never be sure who is writing the reviews, or what the real experience was that they had with their photographer. I absolutely think that reading reviews is important, but there are other ways to get "reviews" without just googling these types of sites.
A more trustworthy source of reviews would be from friends, family, co-workers, and anyone you personally know who has worked with your wedding photographer in the past.
If you're looking for a photographer that you can trust, talk to anyone you know who has hired a wedding photographer in the past. Talk to them about their experiences, and get a personal referral and review from someone you actually know!
I have found that clients who have come to me by way of personal referral walk through my studio door already trusting me, since they know that I did good, reliable work for someone that they know already!
I would also recommend seeking "reviews" from the other vendors that you have already hired for your wedding day. Have a wedding coordinator? Ask him/her/them about photographers that they trust. Ask your venue for reviews.
I work with so many vendors week in and week out, and they can attest to what it's like to work with me. Those referrals and reviews are powerful, and really go a long way to establishing trust before we've even met!
I'd love to talk to you and show you that all of my good reviews aren't just hype. I hope to convey how much I care about every wedding that I photograph and every client that I work with. I look forward to hearing from you!
Location: 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124.Keywords: Dearborn (3), henry ford museum (2). Filename: 079_susanstripling_SS2_1762.jpg. 1/125; f/4.0; ISO 2000; 135.0 mm.