Hiring a quality wedding photographer l Boise Wedding Photographer
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Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Lynn Gormley Photography
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What to consider when shopping for your Boise Wedding Photographer

You may have been shopping around Boise or the Treasure valley for a wedding photographer and get more confused the more you compare. Wedding Photography is generally one of the more expensive items on your list of services and sometimes it can be hard to know what to consider or look for when hiring a photographer beyond price comparisons. It can also be easier to cut costs with the wedding photography. Here are some things to consider: Your Beautiful Wedding Images are a result of Tools, Time, and Talent. If your photographer is lacking in any of these areas, it will definitely show in the quality of your wedding album/images.

  • Time: Will your photographer be there to capture the story of your day? When we arrive at your wedding, there will be at least two photographers shooting your wedding. This allows us to shoot two separate locations at once (such as bride getting prepped one place and groom in another) or two unique vantage points in one location (such as shooting both close up and at a wide angle during the ceremony. Time also includes what effort is put into making your images beautiful after the wedding and editing begins.
  • Tools: Equipment is essential in delivering a quality product. This requires professional lighting equipment, camera bodies, backup cameras, a variety of lenses for various shots, batteries, and the software to edit, store, and deliver your products.                                                                                                                            
  • Talent: This is a challenge to price. This is what appeals to you, the client, and depends not only the the time and tools already acquired, but the knowledge and consistent creation and delivery of quality photos. It is common to ask a photographer to see several weddings they have worked, beginning to end. It is also expected that you will want to see wedding albums and any other products you expect to receive for yourself. There is definitely a talent eye needed to design albums and reasonable have samples.                                                                                               

What you should expect from your Boise Wedding Photographer

A professional photographer will rarely offer ‘shoot and burn’ coverage on a CD. Shoot and burn is a term in the industry that describes someone who will shoot the wedding and then directly copy them onto a disk for the couple. Often these images sit in a drawer, never to be printed or put on a wall or album to be enjoyed. Sometimes they are not worth showing on a wall, which is so unfortunate, as you can never ‘re-do' your wedding photographs. A professional will take the time to train themselves before the wedding in photography, lighting, posing, editing, and processing beautiful art that you can and will be proud to showcase in a beautiful quality wedding album and/or hang on your wall. They have the experience to know how to create beautiful images under a wide variety of circumstances. They have equipment that can compensate for poor lighting situations, either harsh shadows or sunlight Boise can be known for, rain, wind, etc. They have the equipment to handle the large RAW files that are necessary for maximum creative abilities in a professional editing program. They must work quickly and efficiently to get the necessary photos in the least amount of time possible. This requires assistants who understand and can help with shooting and with the camera and lighting equipment. There are several highly talented and professional wedding photographers in the Boise Treasure Valley area to choose from! Having a contract that lays out what you are paying for, when you will receive your goods, and what your (and your photographers') rights and responsibilities is a must have! When the cake has been eaten and the dress put away, your wedding images are what will be enjoyed for generations.


How Many Photos Shoud You Expect from your Boise Wedding Day

Generally, about 50-100 photos are delivered for every hour of photo coverage. That may seem like a lot of photos, but every detail of your wedding is being photographed and we don’t want to miss a thing! Because we shoot in RAW format, our equipment is handling a large volume of very large files. We then go through all of these and cull duplicate photos, any blinking photos, etc. We make sure they are all color adjusted and cropped to be the most aesthetically appealing. We then do edits to make sure skin is clear, eyes and teeth are bright. We will also choose a few favorites to do more extensive and artistic enhanced edits. Of course, you are involved in choosing which images you ultimately want these special edits on and which images will be in your album. This is your story, your day, your memories!

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