You are engaged, and have picked a wedding date and found a venue. Now you need a wedding photographer! There are a lot of amazing wedding photographers in Reno so how do decide which of the Reno top wedding photographers is best for your wedding? Like everything else in planning a wedding it really comes down what your priorities are. Some couples just want some quick pictures of the ceremony and nothing more. Other couples love elegant wedding albums filled with amazing pictures. There is nothing wrong with either of these, but it’s important discussion to have with your spouse about what kind of wedding pictures you’d like. Especially if your spouse is not excited to be in front of the camera. So, how do you find the best photographer for your wedding? It comes down to budget, photography must haves, and personality.
The first step in the road to finding your dream Reno top wedding photographer is to look at your budget. Couples can find a friend to do it for free all the way up to five figures. Why such a big range? A lot of the time it comes down to experience and service. Any couple can find a free, or nearly free, wedding photographer on Craig’s list, but you usually get what you pay for. Professional studios can charge anywhere from $2500 on up for all day coverage. Some studios include wedding albums and prints while other studios sell those at an additional charge. Not every studio includes full size images on USB either. Make a list of your must haves and search for studios that include what you want, within your budget.
Meet Potential Photographers
Now that you have a short list of Reno top wedding photographers it’s time to set up some meetings. You should look for professional wedding photography studios that have imagery you are drawn to. At the meetings always ask to see full, complete weddings from start to finish so you have an idea of what all the pictures look like, and not just the amazing romantic shots. Couples should always read contracts to ensure you and your photographer are on the same page. We try to make things easy for our couples by having an inclusive price that includes up to 12 hours of wedding day coverage, all edited images on USB and a beautiful hand-crafted wedding album.
Who to Pick?
You met with some of Reno’s top wedding photographers and they all have what you want within your budget. Who do you pick? The one you most want to spend the day with. Your wedding photographer(s) will be your personal paparazzi for the day. They will be nearby almost the entire time, so you want someone who you feel comfortable to be around. We hate hearing about couples who loved their wedding photos, but their photographer was so pushy it ruined the experience! Always ask how much time you’ll be away for pictures and how the photographer handles organizing the family pictures. If you love a photographer’s pictures but are unsure about them, the best way to test is to ask for an engagement shoot first. For couples that do an engagement session first, we roll their session fee into their deposit for their wedding photography.
A good wedding photographer will make you feel confident about your pictures and they will have the experience necessary to know how to keep your big event flowing while still getting the shots they need.