Just like hiring an employee, it’s a good idea to check your photographers’ references.
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I received this e-mail from Farrah the day after her engagement session, before she had seen a single picture I had taken.
I just wanted to thank you again for doing such a good job on Friday. We both had such a great time with you. I had a horrible experience with a dress fitting the day before and it was so nice how you and Jessica made our time at the botanical gardens so enjoyable. We can’t wait to work with you again for our wedding next month. We are so lucky to have you as our photographer! 🙂
“So our big day finally came. After all of the planning and stress of all the last minute decisions, I thought I would also have to stress about the pictures. Fortunately for me, my best friend knew Ben from a film they worked on together. He was so prompt on meeting Josh and I so we could feel eachother out, so to speak, and it turned out we were a perfect match. He somehow has the ability to catch the best pictures in the most unexpected moments. We got married at Busch Stadium and he even took time out of his own schedule to meet with the special events coordinator.
Needless to say all of our pictures turned out amazing and after posting them on facebook, I had so many people asking for my photographer’s name because our pictures were so unique. They are not the typical: stand here, smile now, everyone look at the camera. Don’t get me wrong we did have the family photos and all of the pictures you take after the wedding, but how he uses the lighting is just phenomenal. The best pictures though, I believe, are the ones in which you don’t even know the camera is on you. They are so natural and completely depict the essence of the moment.
If you are looking for a photographer who is reliable and just outright awesome, you’re crazy not to at least meet with Ben. I can assure you that you will not regret it.
And Ben, thank you for helping make our day so wonderful. We could not have done it without you.”