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Five Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographers Before Hiring Them

Meeting with your potential wedding photographers should be your next move so you can clear out all your queries. This will give you the opportunity to get to know the photographer and also conclude if you are comfortable with them. Doing this is very important, and you need to be very careful when doing this.

This is the person that will capture the best of your day, and they will be around throughout the wedding event. You need to make sure that his presence does not make you feel uncomfortable; because you might not get good shots if you are not enjoying the company of your photographer. Here are a few questions that you might ask your wedding photographer before hiring him for the special event:

1.    What is their photography style?

Every photographer has their unique style of taking shots, and this is why you need to start asking your potential photographer about their own unique and exclusive style of capturing beautiful moments. This will help you get an idea about the clicks you will be arriving in your album making this question very important.

2.    Do you shoot black and white, color or both?

We no longer live in a world where photographers carry many cameras to capture good moments in black and whites. Due to technology advancement, everything can be shot on a single camera, both black and white and color. Currently, with digital photographs, everything could be shot within color, then converted to black and white.

3.    Ask Him About His Previous Projects

Asking questions is not a crime, so ask your potential photographers on how many events they have covered till date and also ask how many events they cover weekly. IF your photographer is a little busy, then that is a sign that they are good with what they do. You can also ask about samples of his work, such that you get too little idea about what you are going to get after hiring them.

4.    How much is the whole wedding photo coverage?

The next thing is to ask your potential photographers about the price of their service (unless the photographer is your relative or friend). Try to haggle if possible so you can get a lower rate.

5.    What are the inclusions?

Some photographers will only take shots during your wedding and give you raw pictures while some would give you more than this. Some of the inclusions in the wedding package are the pictures with effects, digital and hardbound album, and so much more.

If possible, take the time to know your photographer. Ask for references, because the more connections you have, the more beautiful the outcome would be. It'll all rest on the pre-wedding preparation with your photographer that will make all of the difference.

 

DIY Wedding Photo Booths

DIY Wedding Photo Booths

Photo booths are still incredibly popular at weddings around the nation, including right here in Gilbert, Arizona. But, what's become even more popular is DIY wedding photo booths! You can create your own photo space for yourself and your wedding guests simply by using some creative inspiration.

DIY wedding photo booths at Val Vista Lakes can be as creative or as imaginative as your heart desires. Making sure that photo booth matches with your wedding theme is key...so are these three additional tips:

Why You Need to Splurge on Wedding Photography

Why You Need to Splurge on Wedding Photography

If you have a limited budget for your Gilbert wedding, which most wedding couples do, it is my suggestion that you splurge on the photographer. Here at Val Vista Lakes, we've been in the business of weddings for quite a long time. During that time, we've learned a thing or two about what wedding couples love, what they come to regret, and where they wish they had spent their wedding budget.

Today, let's take a look at why the photographer is where you should be splurging...

The Wedding Send Off

The Wedding Send Off

Yes, the wedding send off is still a thing. And yes, it looks amazing here at Val Vista Lakes to have a perfectly timed wedding send off. We definitely have a great space for those beautiful send-off photos where everyone is laughing and smiling, and you're running down the path on your way to your first evening as a married couple. 

The wedding send off is a MUST HAVE on your wedding day!

So, let's start planning how this will go down right now...

Wedding Photos DIY

Wedding Photos DIY

Arizona wedding planning can be time-consuming and sometimes a bit overwhelming. Each aspect of the wedding should be magically exceptional but with this comes a costly price. One way to save money on your wedding expenses is to have a friend or family member take pictures.