NIAGARA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER & HAMILTON
Reed Photography offers Niagara & Hamilton brides the absolute best in wedding photography.
Getting married in Niagara? Hamilton? Who will be your Niagara | Hamilton wedding photographer? How do you choose the one that is right for you?
Big questions, we know, but we’ve put together a few points for you to consider and hopefully help you when selecting your Niagara or Hamilton wedding photographer.
When selecting a wedding photographer for your Niagara | Hamilton venue, you are selecting more than just a photographer for a few hours. You are hiring a wedding photographer that will be with you, your family and your group all day. Personality is a big deal and should not be overlooked or discounted in any way. Look for someone who is fun, flexible, and truly invested in you and your family. Your wedding day is extremely personal and your images should reflect your uniqueness and style.
Remember that your photographer’s personality can set the tone for the entire day, and can serve to motivate and engage you and your bridal party. Ultimately it can impact your wedding photography altogether. You will more than likely be working with your wedding photographer for a year, or longer in some cases, by the time you factor in your engagement session, wedding photography and product/album selections. We strive to treat our clients and their families with the utmost respect. On the wedding day your family is our family, and we treat them as such. We get that this wedding is a major event in not only your lives, but theirs as well. We want your family and guests to enter into that joy as much as possible so some “Reed Love” will be free flowing.
While price is always a factor when selecting your Niagara wedding photographer, it should not be the only thing that matters. Sadly, we often hear horror stories from brides who made a decision for their wedding photography based purely on price. Going for the cheaper photographer or family friend often turns out to be foolish in the end. We get that – we made that bad decision ourselves with our own wedding! Our mistake is your gain as we don’t ever want someone to feel the way we did. When all is said and done, the photography will most likely be the centrepiece to remembering your wedding day. It is often said that you get what you pay for, and we have to agree. Do your research and really look carefully at the Niagara wedding photographers you are choosing. We’d love to shoot your wedding, but we realize we’re not for everyone. We’d be happy to help you whether you go with us or not.
What will you do with all of your images after the big day is gone? Most people choose to place them in a beautifully crafted wedding album that your wedding photographer should provide you with. Don’t underestimate the importance of a wedding album. This is your first family heirloom and a keepsake you will have forever to remember. This book with be coveted not only by you, but throughout future generations as well.
When selecting a Niagara wedding photographer you should look for an album that best represents you and your new family. Wedding albums come in all shapes, sizes, colours, textures and tones. Choose an option which showcases quality and functionality. We hope you actually will pick up your album and enjoy it and don’t just turn it into another dust collector!
Questions you should ask your Niagara wedding photographer 1) How many pages come in my wedding album? 2) How many images will be in my wedding album? 3) What cover options are available for my wedding album? 4) How much for additional pages?
Something often overlooked when selecting a Niagara wedding photographer is the number of hours that will be offered for wedding day coverage. Typically you will want your wedding photographer to be with you to document all the key moments of your wedding day. After all, that’s what you are hiring them for! That being said, typical coverage requirements for your wedding day should be about 7-10 hours. Don’t think the shots of the bride and groom getting ready aren’t important. They often capture candid moments with raw emotions of close friends and dear family. They also capture the details you put a lot of thought, time, energy and money into.
Be careful here. Some Niagara wedding photographers offer cut-rate prices by offering you less than adequate wedding coverage for your day. These become hidden costs and once you realize it, it’s often too late.
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How many photographers will be at your event? Most events require at least two wedding photographers. This ensures that your primary wedding photographer is focused on working with your group and directing the day, and allows the second shooter to have coverage going on at the same time to capture those more rare and authentic candid shots.
We find that by having two photographers at your event, your wedding photography needs can best be met all while ensuring that nothing gets missed from your big day. Being a husband and wife photography team means that we eat, breath and work together – giving us a unique connection and insight during a shoot. We aren’t just hiring out a random second shooter like some photographers do. We always work together, and the advantage is that our work is cohesive. It is seamless to the point you can’t tell who shot what. Sometimes the second shooter hired purely on availability has a radically different style then the person you hired, which results in to different shooting styles and images that just don’t blend.
We are big proponents of using local vendors and finding experts right in our community. After all, who else knows Niagara | Hamilton like we do? We grew up here, raise our family here, and hope to stay here until we’re old and gray! As local Niagara-based wedding photographers, we understand those small backyard tent weddings, we get the feel of a rustic Niagara barn wedding, and we know all of the venues/vendors very well. Hit us up for recommendations. We’ve shot intimate weddings in Niagara on the Lake, winery weddings in the vineyards of Niagara, and glamorous weddings in Niagara Falls. We love this place – and you do too if you are considering hosting your wedding in Niagara.
Reed Photography is a husband and wife Niagara | Hamilton wedding photography team based out of Ridgeville, ON. Where is that?? We live in between St. Catharines and Fonthill in the beautiful Niagara Shorthills. We offer wedding photography in the Niagara region including but not limited to, Hamitlon, St. Catharines, Niagara on the Lake, Niagara Falls, Welland, Port Colborne, and surrounding areas.
We’d love to work with you! For more information about us, please check out our site www.reedphoto.ca or call us at 289 668 7657 or hit us up on the…