It’s time for Wedding Talk Wednesday!
I’m eventually going to do a 2010 recap post, but I’ve been swamped with Christmas festivities, work and freelancing that I just haven’t had time to go through the year and pick out highlights. Don’t even ask me about posting my New Year’s resolutions. That’s just not happening.
I’ve always loved looking at people’s wedding photos; photos are a way of capturing those truly happy moments during a wedding that you may miss: a friend shedding a happy tear, laughter when the best man accidentally dropped the rings, people having fun … the photos are the one thing that I look forward to having after the wedding done and the party is over.
I started researching photographers at least a year ago, way before Kyle even proposed. (Actually, I started researching a LOT of wedding stuff a looooong time ago!) There are a LOT of photographers in Kamloops; way more than what I had thought, and they’re all pretty amazing. Basically, what it all came down to was skill and of course, cost.
I started trying to find a photographer for our wedding only a few days after Kyle proposed, and holy man, I’m glad I didn’t wait any longer. Apparently photographers get booked up for weddings way in advance, because the first three photographers I had contacted were already booked. Phooey!
Then, I found Jo’s website and adored her style. I wouldn’t say I’m a pro photographer by any means, but her photo editing style was a lot similar to my own, and if I were to take photos of my own wedding, a lot of the shots in her online portfolio were what I’d take as well. Not only was her portfolio impressive, but her prices were within my budget as well. I emailed her right away and she got back to me within a day or so saying that my wedding day was open. Yes!
I met with Jo a week or so after I originally emailed her; she explained that it’s best to meet with the photographer ahead of time to go over what kind of shots you’d like, what your tastes are and most importantly – whether or not your personalities clash! Thankfully they didn’t and we had a great chat.
I’m soooo looking forward to having Jo take my wedding photos. She has such an awesome personality and gets what kind of photos I want.
(And Jo, if you happen to read this, I hope I don’t freak you out, lol! I’m just really stoked!)