Over the last generation, engagement photos have changed a lot. Traditionally, they used to be an in-studio shot of the couple, generally with the groom-to-be standing just behind the bride-to-be. Now, when couples get engaged, they often have on-location shoots which involve a variety of poses and outfits, designed to reflect their personal style.
Whether you want traditional or contemporary engagement photography, finding the right engagement photographer in Atlanta is critical. Check out this list of our preferred vendors and our tips on how to find the best photographer for you.
Check Out the Engagement Photographer’s Portfolio
Ideally, you should wait to hire a photographer until you have seen numerous samples of their work. If you’re meeting an engagement photographer in Atlanta in person, ask to look through their physical portfolio, and if you’re searching online, take time to look through the photographs on their website or Instagram page. If you like the style, continue the conversation.
Focus on Comfort
The photos are just part of the equation when you’re hiring an engagement photographer in Atlanta. Also, focus on your comfort levels when you talk with that individual. Your photography session may last an hour or more, and if you work with someone who doesn’t make you feel comfortable, that will show in your photographs. You need a photographer who puts you at ease. That ensures that you’re relaxed, ready to smile, and comfortable throughout the process, and ultimately, that yields better photographs.
In some cases, you may want your engagement photographer to just do your engagement photos, and in that situation, you should look for a specialist. However, in other cases, you may prefer to have one photographer handle all your upcoming photography needs. In that situation, you need to look for someone who is flexible enough to do both your engagement and your wedding photos, and you may want to see if they offer a discount for double booking.
Talk About Philosophy and Process
You may have all kinds of ideas on how you want the engagement photo shoot to go, and you may have even imagined the day. Maybe, you want a long afternoon devoted to an outdoor shoot, where you get to change outfits multiple times and create photographs with different types of light. Alternatively, maybe you want a short, efficient shoot.
If you are dreaming of one type of experience and that doesn’t happen, you may leave your session feeling disappointed or frustrated. To avoid that, take some time to talk with prospective photographers about their photographic philosophy and their process. Then, you know what to expect and if it complements what you want.
Work With a Professional
In addition to thinking about all the above tips, make sure that you choose a professional. These pictures are going to last into perpetuity. Eventually, you may even want to show them to your grandchildren. Because of that, they need to be high quality.
To meet your perfect engagement photographer in Atlanta, get your tickets to the next Georgia Bridal Show. We have all the vendors you need to plan your wedding, together at one event.
If you’re a photographer, give us a call about marketing your services at our next bridal show.
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