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.
Livingston Productions provides full video and photography services and photo booth rentals. We can capture and preserve the memories of your special day. Those events that are carefully planned and rehearsed as well as those that just occur.
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A husband-and-wife team specializing in editorial and photojournalistic wedding photography. We are Atlanta based but are suckers for destination weddings!
Handy Photo Media is just what your images deserve. From the beginning you’ll know you’ve made the right choice in photographers. Capturing life’s most memorable moments and milestones can’t be trusted to just anyone. That’s why you’ve chosen someone who truly cares for your memories.
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Since 1988, I have been using photography as a way to express myself by giving viewers a different glimpse of world with the help of a lens. My primary shooting method is the use of documentary photography to capture all of life’s moments in a non-intrusive way. My goal is to create a variety of photos which will document all …
L & L Weddings and Stories 2 Tell Productions have joined forces to provide you with the most complete wedding experience. Professional photography and videography at affordable pricing. Our passion is what we do and we’d love to tell your love story.
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I’m Karly, a hybrid (digital + film) photographer specializing in weddings and portraits for people who love love. I believe in a God whose grace always wins, having a bite of dessert before dinner, and watching Disney movies no matter how old you get. I absolutely love photographing people and am inspired every day by this business and how each …
I have enjoyed living in Atlanta my entire life. Since 2008, I have loved taking pictures of couples and families in our beautiful city, but my love doesn’t stop with just pictures. I love my husband, son, and daughter more than anything, but more importantly I love my Jesus with all of my heart. I am so thankful that God …
Photography has been a life long love of mine. So when it was time for me to venture off and go to college I knew exactly what it was I wanted to do…music. After college I moved to Nashville and pursued music for a number of years, at some point I realized that I was not going to be the …
Meg and Kate are sisters who have both had a passion for photography since we were quite young. It all started with our Dad who was a Photographer for the U.S. Army long before either of us were born. Having grown up with a Dad who loved imagery, you could say it’s in our blood. We learned from him how to …
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Hope Ballenger is a wedding + portrait photographer who specializes in both natural and in studio lighting. She resides in Atlanta GA with her husband and two kids. She keeps herself busy doing the things she loves, which ALWAYS involve creativity. She is the right fit for clients who are quite frankly, like her. Her clients are creative, enthusiastic about …
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