This Wedding Wednesday I decided to switch it up a little. My current blog photographer, Emma is amazing but her true talent shines in her wedding photography. Finding a wedding photographer is a daunting undertaking but hopefully, the questions I asked Emma can help guide when talking to potential photographers for your wedding.
Like I mentioned Emma is an amazing wedding photographer in the Oklahoma/Arkansas area. She has a very light airy bright feel to her photos with a pop of color, my key requirements in a photographer. Emma does a wonderful job of showcasing the couple’s love and personalities.
How long have you been doing photography?
Emma: I started my business about 3 years ago and have been getting into the wedding industry in the past year!
How would you describe your photography style?
Emma: Natural, classic, timeless
What type of camera do you use?
Emma: I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III, with a 50mm, 35mm & soon, a 85mm
What is your approach to shooting a wedding?
Emma: Planning, planning and more planning! When a bride first comes to me, I want to sit down with them and learn as much as I can about the couple & their wedding day. Timelines, schedules, and a few meetings are a great way to make sure your day runs smoothly, on time and stress free.
What do you think makes a memorable wedding photo?
Emma: Being yourself! I love shooting raw emotion! When you and your new wife/husband are just giddy with excitement and love is when some of the best pictures happen!
Do you find it helpful for bride’s to provide a shot list?
Emma: Yes! Especially if they have a big family. If it is a smaller wedding, that isn’t necessarily a priority but is always helpful.
2nd photographer: Is it needed?
Emma: Is it NEEDED? No. Many photographers feel confident shooting a wedding by themselves. Is it preferred? Absolutely. Second shooters are there to catch the moments that the main photographer misses. For example, I’ve talked to a few photographers where their battery died or SD card filled up right before the big kiss and thankfully their second shooter was able to catch it while they ran out to grab more batteries. Photographers can’t be in two places at once, as much as we wish we could. Having a second shooter allows you to send them to get the men started on getting ready or shoot details while you are able to work with the bridal party, etc.
What’s a realistic timeframe to get your photos back?
Emma: Depending on how busy a photographer can get, 4-6 weeks, sometimes longer if it is busy season!
How important is it to have the same photographer for engagement sessions and your wedding?
Emma: When you find a photographer you think you’d like & their style fits with what you are going for, getting your engagement pictures done is kind of like a trial run. You get those pictures back and if you love them, that’s awesome and you’re probably going to love your wedding photos, but if you aren’t too fond of your engagement pictures, it’s important you relay that information to your photographer, maybe it is something they can fix or maybe your styles are just too different and you need to find a new one!
What are your thoughts on bridal portraits?
Emma: Personally, I think it’s silly not to get them! On your actual wedding day, everything moves so fast, pictures are taken as fast as we can get them, constantly moving onto the next pose, but bridal portraits allow us to take time, get details we might not be able to on the big day, plus that gives you an extra day to run around a feel like a princess 😉
If you are a bride in the Arkansas/Oklahoma I highly recommend Emma. Learn more about Emma on Wedding Wire.
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