Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wedding Photographer Worrying

Hello everyone!

I am officially starting to come down from the wedding!  I have now been a married lady for 6 days!

Truthfully, it doesn't feel very different for Mer and I, but it is funny how the rest of the world views the relationship now!  More on that later, but for now I want to talk about the wedding photographer I chose for the wedding.

I put an ad for a wedding photographer on craigslist and probably got about a 1,000 e-mails with portfolio links.  Being a wedding photographer myself I knew what I wanted.  I looked at portfolio after portfolio for two weeks and was getting a little frustrated.  I wasn't getting anyone that had the "eye" that I was looking for.

Then came Jacqueline Patton.  I looked at her portfolio and was BLOWN AWAY!  She was exactly what I was looking for.  She is super reliable, adorable, e-mails you back quickly.

Forward to week of the wedding...After 2 months of heavy steroid packs I was feeling...FAT.

Very, very fat and unattractive.  I started to freak out.  Mer assured me I was beautiful (of course she did!), my best friend flew in from boston and she said the same thing.

Day of wedding I had my hair done, my nails, my makeup, put on my dress...I was feeling pretty good!

Then the wedding was literally a blur!  People arrived early and my prescious time-line was thrown out the window!  I am still processing the whole experience and I think that, that will take awhile!

Monday after the wedding sitting at work, I realized I didn't see Jacqueline very much during the wedding.  Did she get the shots I wanted?  Would I look pretty?  Would I be disappointed?

Then I laughed a little and realized that my clients probably wonder the same thing!

I purposely hired a wedding photographer who photographed in a photojournalistic way and wouldn't be in your face the whole time!  I wanted the images to be natural and who we really were.

Being the nut I am I was sort of stalking Jacqueline's facebook page this week, which you should like by the way!

Then yesterday a few pictures went up.  They were amazing detail shots and I started to get excited.  Then I received an e-mail from her this morning and there were more images!  They were beyond AMAZING!

She captured me looking right at the camera when Mer and I were walking down the aisle and I never saw her!  I didn't know she was there!

 Jacqueline Patton Photography

I guess what I am trying to say is that I never realized what it means to be a wedding photographer or to hire one.  You see their portfolio, you hire them, and then you hope that they are able to navigate your day with their camera how you want them to.

There is a lot of trust involved that I was unaware of before.

So my advice, for what its worth, is go with your gut.  Pick the person you are blown away by and then let them do there thing.  Trust that they will capture the day how you think they will.

I never should have been worried.  The picture above is all I needed to know not to worry.

Or you can also hire Jacqueline, she's pretty awesome!



1 comment:

  1. Jaqueline is an amazing person and photographer! She used to be my landlord, and she and her husband were so kind to me and my boyfriend while we subletted their apartment! You both look so beautiful! Congratulations!!