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As a Chicago wedding photographer I have put together 3 tips that I believe are the MOST important when couples are trying to select the best professional wedding photographer in Chicago for them. As a professional wedding photographer in Chicago, I provide my photography services to a multitude of areas in and around the Chicago metro area. I also specialize as a St. Louis wedding photographer providing St. Louis couples with a top of the line wedding photography experience. So, whether you're on the hunt for the perfect Chicago wedding photographer or an amazing St. Louis wedding photographer, you may find my tips to be of some help.
In addition to photographing amazing Chicago weddings and St. Louis weddings I also dually specialize in destination wedding photography. When it comes to finding the right destination wedding photographer, I have several points that I would encourage you to consider. I have a second home in Norway and would consider myself a wedding photographer in Norway, specifically Oslo, Norway and Bergen Norway. When you're living in Chicago or St. Louis or NYC you may be planning on taking your wedding day to a destination within the United States. Why not find a destination wedding photographer from your home town, build a trusting relationship with that Chicago wedding photographer or St. Louis wedding photographer, and take them with you to your big day? I hear too many disappointing stories of couples who live in Chicago or St. Louis or NYC who ended up looking for a San Francisco, CA wedding photographer, Santa Barbara, CA wedding photographer, or wedding photographers in other cities such as Asheville, NC, Salt Lake City, UT, Bloomington, IN, Oahu, HI, Cape May, NJ, Baltimore, MD, Austin, TX, or Arlington, VA but were disappointed with the experience following the actual wedding day.
Whether you're looking for a destination wedding photographer in Oahu Hawaii, New York City, or Bergen Norway, it's most important to find the wedding photographer that you know you can trust your once in a lifetime memories to!
Being that I am dually based in physical locations such as Long Island, NY, Hudson Valley, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Illinois, and Norway I always suggest finding the photographer you love and then fitting the rest of your pieces together.
I have been around long enough to understand that all photographers are not created equal. Once my couples understand this it helps them in determining who the best Chicago wedding photographer or destination wedding photographer will be for them. So, let's get down to it! There are three keys to consider when in search of your wedding photographer.
My three tips are simple:
1. Personality: find a Chicago wedding photographer whose personality you love being around. You will spend most of your day with this individual, creating memories that will last a lifetime. If you're looking for a destination wedding photographer the same rule applies. Often times you will spend even more of your destination wedding even with your photographer. Personality is a big deal!
2. Style: all Chicago and St. Louis wedding photographers are not created equal when it comes to style. You may find that different styles result in different price points. Ultimately, at the end of the day, your Chicago wedding photographer will provide you images they produced in their signature style or even in their still developing style. Make sure you want to hang these images on your wall... forever.
3. Price Point: style, quality, product, experience, etc are all factors that play into the price point of your Chicago wedding photographer. Once you find a photographer whose personality you love and whose style and products provided you can't live without it becomes time to make a realistic price point. Don't go in expecting to get the premium package with a dollar store budget. Your photographer will provide you with one of a kind images that will likely be one of the few items you have left to show for this huge party you're about to throw. Think realistically and don't be afraid to negotiate. Chicago wedding photographers may say no but you will never know if you don't ask.
I am a local NYC wedding photographer and a local Chicago wedding photographer who believes so much in what I do that I want all couples to have the amazing opportunity to have amazing wedding photos!! If you have questions about my personality, style, packages, pricing, or anything else not covered in this section just contact me. I would love to hear from you!
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