THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Is there really such a thing?
Best wedding photographer?
I don’t know. It depends.
It’s like eating out. Where you go is based on so many things. What you’re craving for is one factor. Maybe you like something sweet at the moment so a cake or ice cream house would be the best choice. Maybe you want something spicy so you choose between Indian or Thai. Your personality is another. Are you daring or risk-averse? Fun or serious? And, of course, money. It’s always a consideration, isn’t it?
Now, am I the best wedding photographer? I could say that, yes. I could as well say that you’d be tickled pink with the pictures I would be creating during your wedding because it captures the moments. I could also say that you’d cherish the photos for the rest of your life. I could say, too, that you won’t have a problem with me because I’m very much easy to work with and deliver on time. Yes, why not, I could say all that. But I won’t. Because saying all that will not make me, or any other photographer, the best wedding photographer. I think not. No.
Maybe the question should be “Am I the best wedding photographer for you?”
Again, I don’t know. It depends. I still don’t know you, so how can I say I’m the best photographer for your wedding? That’s why I won’t bombard you here with the “right” words and killer adjectives about how I do things, how I light, how I dress, how I carry myself around your guests, and on, and on, and on. Those would be just words calculated to convince you. Nothing wrong with that except that your wedding photos are not about me or any photographer, for that matter. Never.
Your wedding photos should be about you. About your personality. Values. Reputation. Sensitivities. What you want. What you want to see. What you are thinking. What you are worried about. What you are as an individual and a couple. What you are ready to spend. What you are ready to give up. In short, it should all be about Y.O.U.
So beguiling prose is out for me. Waste of time. Yours and mine.
What I would suggest is you email me not to ask for a quotation because I can give you versions of my basic services that could blow your mind, which if you add to the quotations and versions of other several photographers who obliged to give you theirs, you’re going to spend sleepless nights just studying and comparing them all.
Don’t punish yourself. Email me first to ask for a free consultation. And let’s talk. My consultation is free. You tell me what you want, what you need, what you are concerned about, what your soon-to-be spouse wants if he or she can’t come, what the in-laws and your parents are demanding, etc., etc., etc. If you don’t know what you want (which is highly unlikely), I will help you verbalize it because every person must want something. From there I will draw up the best wedding photography package that I can offer based on what I now know about you and what’s important to you. With this free consultation you will not be wasting time pouring over several quotations but will give you more time for the one thousand and one other things you have to do and worry about. And you will exactly get what will make you happy. Isn’t that what you want?
So do all these make me the best wedding photographer for you? Again, I don’t know. We haven’t met. We haven’t talked.
Email me. We’ll talk. You can look at my work. You can appraise me. You can negotiate with me. Share a few laughs, even. Negotiate more. Then decide if I’m the best wedding photographer for you.
What do you think?