The one Thing Most People Overlook When Choosing a Wedding Photographer

April 1, 2024



As a photographer, I understand the frustrations that can accompany the search for the perfect person to take your wedding pictures. Choosing a photographer is a big deal! The way they document your big day will impact how you look back on it in the years to come.

There is a lot of pressure on newly engaged couples to connect with the right photographer. It can be overwhelming to sift through seemingly endless possibilites. As you search, there might be one big question you’re forgetting to ask that can help narrow down your options.

In my experience, the biggest thing most people overlook when choosing a wedding photographer is someone who works well in a team.

You may be thinking, “But a photographer operates solo, why is it so important that they are a team player?” In this blog post, I want to outline a few key reasons why selecting a wedding photographer who works well with others makes a huge difference in the overall success of your big day.

1 – They will be able to seamlessly coordinate with others.

It will come as no surprise to you that bringing a wedding to life usually requires a team of professinals. Whether it’s an event planner or a variety of vendors, there are a lot of moving parts in a wedding day. A photographer is a member of the overall unit of people working hard to make your event perfect. In order to make it a success, everyone needs to be on the same page as far as details, logistics, and timing.

It’s essential that the person taking your photos can collaborate with the other vendors involved, as well as family members and close friends of the couple. As a photographer, I love working with other creatives! The collaboration process in the wedding industry is so rewarding to be a part of, for the couple as well as the vendors. Adaptability is also an important trait to consider on your search for a great photographer.

2 – They can confidently support the couple and their decisions.

A good wedding photographer should be able to personalize their services to best fit the needs of the client. In my business, it’s a priority that my couples receive a custom experience from the minute we meet until their wedding album is delivered. One way I do that is by trying to understand each couples vision for their wedding and implementing it as we work together. 

This mindset extends beyond just the photographer. The entire team of vendors should all be on the same page when it comes to the couples goals for their wedding. Every one involved in the day can work together in a unified way to bring the bride and groom’s ideas to life.

3 – They can efficiently solve any problems that may arise.

Life is full of unexpected challenges, and weddings are no different. Collaborative photographers can confidently adapt to any issues that may pop up on your wedding day. When your wedding team is all on the same page, everyone can quickly adjust without disrupting the flow of the day. A photographer who works well with others understands the importance of professionalism and teamwork.

For example, if the weather for your outdoor wedding celebration is not looking promising, your photographer and other vendors will be able to work together to quickly pivot. With the venue coordinator, planner, and other professionals, the photographer can implement plan B without missing a beat.

Ultimately, the underlying goal of your wedding photographer should be to work with your best interest in mind. That means collaborating with all parties involved in your wedding day. As you search for a photographer who will be a good fit for you, keep these ideas in mind to help you make the best decision.

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