Searching for a wedding photographer in Appleton, WI can be overwhelming. I remember when I got married in 2011, the sheer amount of photographers to look through was huge. Eleven years later and now with social media (yikes!), there are even more options. Something I wish I would’ve done differently when searching for a wedding photographer was meeting with them before booking. This is such an important step to make sure you jive with someone who is such a critical part of your wedding day. 

How To Pick Your Wedding Photographer

Make Sure Your Personalities Jive

Something to think about when selecting your wedding photographer is their personality. When meeting with your photographer before booking, make sure their personality is one you want around for one of the most important days of your life. Are you looking for someone who is super loud and extroverted? Or are you looking for someone who is more assertive, laid-back, and will be there to assist you for your day every step of the way? Of course, I’m hoping you say number two because that’s more along the lines of my personality. While I’m not the loudest in the bunch, I’m dependable, assertive, detail-oriented, and thrive on helping others. 

bride and groom portraits wedding photographer appleton wi daphodil photo

Consider How Many Hours of Coverage

Another area to think about when selecting a wedding photographer in Appleton Wisconsin is their collections. Most collections include 6, 8, or 10 hours of photography coverage. Think about your day overall and what you want to capture most. Is that going to be everything or just the ceremony? Can you live without every photo op? Or do you want it all documented? Remember, there’s no going back and redoing your wedding day, so it’s important to think about what you’d like covered ahead of time. 

Go Beyond Digital Images

One more thing to think about is what you’re going to do with your photos after your wedding. I highly recommend thinking about not only what you would do with them today, but in the years to come. You don’t want to have them on a USB drive for the rest of your life and not enjoy such a monumental da.. I am a photographer that offers both digital images and also professional quality products that will last a lifetime. Seriously, my wedding albums are to die for and they are stunningly gorgeous!

Bridal party images during a fall wedding by Wisconsin wedding photographer Daphodil Photo

Your Photographer Should Be Quick and Easy To Communicate With 

One last thing to think about when choosing and wedding photographer in Appleton, WI is how responsive they are. One of the most important parts of my photography business is making sure that each person feels special and valued and that their experience is personalized. No two people are the same. No two weddings are the same, so I think it’s really critical that we meet ahead of time before you book and talk through all the details. Having a relationship prior to your wedding day will make the day run so much smoother and you will have the wonderful wedding experience that you deserve! 

If you are in search of a wedding photographer and Appleton Wisconsin I would love to talk more about your wedding and see if we would be a good fit. Please fill out my contact form and I will be in touch shortly! 

Images in this post were taken while second shooting for Ash McMahon Photography.