19th April 2015
Category: Weddings
Written by: Valerie Hunt
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When it comes to capturing special memories for your wedding, one of the smartest things you can do is: START YOUR SEARCH EARLY!

Of course, the best photographers book up first! We often book dates eighteen months or more in advance. The longer you wait to book your photographer, the higher the likelihood that the best photographers in your area are going to already be booked.

By far, the biggest mistake that I see people make is booking a photographer based only on price. Although pricing should obviously be a factor, it shouldn’t be the most important. After all, who wants to save a ton of money on photos that are terrible?

You would be totally shocked at some of the horror stories we’ve heard over the years. Photographers getting in the way during the ceremony, not bringing the proper equipment, being rude to guests, or missing special moments. In addition, there are many photographers who don’t have the knowledge to understand the proper camera settings or have equipment that’s so outdated the files are small/grainy. One of the worst stories I’ve heard is of a photographer who failed to have a media card in his camera so although he was present all day, he didn’t have one single picture to show for it. It breaks my heart to hear these horror stories.

It is vital to have a photographer who is reliable, experienced, and also has an impeccable reputation for quality products and services. Although you’ll want to find out the basics on pricing and packaging with the photographers you consider, it’s important to also consider the following. Since you have ended up on our website, I am also including our answers. :)

  • Years in Business: 12

  • Wedding Experience: 450 (although we try to make each one feel like our only!)

  • Reputation/Reliability: Well over 100 FIVE STAR Reviews Online!

  • Backup Equipment: Yes, we have backup cameras, media cards, batteries, etc.

  • Awards: Couples Choice 2015, 2016; The Knot, Best of Weddings 2015, 2016; Grove City, Best of Photographers: 2013, 2014, 2015; Bride’s Choice Award: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

    For additional photography questions, visit: http://www.huntsdigital.com/about/faqs

    Unfortunately, no photographer can guarantee you that everything is going to flow perfectly, that equipment is always going to function at its best, and that you are going to love every single image they produce. However, with the proper research and the safeguards in place, you can be assured that you have a professional photographer that has your best interests in mind and has the ability to meet or even exceed your expectations. At Hunts Photography, we are considered to be within the top 5% of photographers nationwide. We would be happy to talk with you personally about selecting the perfect wedding photographer to capture beautiful memories of your special day. :)

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