I was thinking today, while browsing my wedding photographers blog, about how we ended up using Jerome for our pictures.
Ours was not a nice journey. But it is a good example of not being a "YES" person. In fact I am rarely, if ever, a Yes person. Even my Mother will attest to that fact. (sorry mom!)
My In-laws have had a family photographer that they have used for every event, senior portraits, family photo's, and weddings. Needless to say, I was encouraged to meet with the photographer, and even bribed with "contributions" toward that area of the budget, if we went with this photographer.
Unfortunately for my in-laws (sorry Netty!!!) I have been following Jerome's wedding blog for some time now. Jerome was my boss a few years back, when I attempted to work an hour away from home as a crepe chef. A yummy job with a horrible commute. Luckily when I quit, Jerome remained friendly towards me! Because the kid has got some serious camera skills. I knew from working with him that he was a hard worker, and spent TONS of time editing photo's from his weddings. I knew from his blog, that his style was what I wanted in photo's.
When I met with my in-laws photographer, their photo's were unedited, and they had no RECENT (nothing since the 90's!!!) wedding prints/albums/etc. to show me! Nothing said "WOW" to me, which I felt horrible about.
Compromise people. I told my poor hubby that we needed to compromise. We went with his pastor, my photographer. This was not an easy decision, lots of conversation went into it. I hope my MIL still loves me! (Ok, I KNOW she does!) Also... our pictures are AWESOME (even though it rained hehe).
Choosing a photographer advice:
- Find a style
- Find a price point (or a really nice friend who does wedding photography... :D)
- Find a photographer
- STICK TO YOUR GUNS!