The Wedding Community very kindly asked me to fill in a ‘Getting to Know’ feature. As a wedding photographer, I know how important it is for couples to make sure they know a little bit about their photographer before their big day.
Here’s a few of the questions they asked me, please follow the link at the bottom to view the full article.
Can you remember how old you were when you took your first pictures?
I can recall the first time I held a SLR, I was 12 years old. I had all these creative ideas of what the pictures would look like, but when I had the film developed, I was gutted that the pictures looked nothing like I’d envisioned! Thankfully I’ve improved a bit since then.
What do you feel will set you apart from other wedding photographers?
I am very passionate about my work, as are many photographers. But this passion and a desire to constantly improve really pushes me to work that little bit harder than before, to become more creative with my images. I also feel it’s important to get to know my clients a bit before their big day. I’ve had a number of couples say that I had become more like a friend than just their photographer. I view this as a huge compliment! And the best part is if they feel comfortable with you, they will feel more natural in front of the camera, which makes for beautiful pictures.
How would you describe your photography style?
I think my style can best be described as a combination of photojournalism and creative wedding photography. I love staying in the background throughout most of the day, but also capturing the important personal details of a wedding. I do like to spend a bit of time alone with the couple for portraits, but I keep the posing to a minimum which certainly makes it more enjoyable for them as they can concentrate on being loved up while I snap away. I feel that the wedding day should be about the couple, not the photographer.
What packages do you offer?
For me it’s important to be there from the bridal preparations until the first dance. I am hired to capture a story, and it would be incomplete if I didn’t spend the whole day with my clients. I provide all images on disc, and I don’t like to give a set number of images to expect as if I end up with loads of gorgeous photos, I certainly won’t keep them from the couple for the sake of numbers. Please check out my website for further package details.
What is your top tip for choosing a wedding photographer? Properly check out the photographer’s work, their style. Don’t just look at prices, and don’t go for the cheapest photographer you can find. Recently I was asked to do a photo shoot in the style of a wedding, as the couple were so unhappy with the photographs provided by their photographer. We got some stunning shots in the re-shoot, but they can never replace the sentimental value of the actual day itself.
For the full feature, please follow the link to The Wedding Community Blog… Getting to Know – Karli Harrison Photography