How to Find the Right Oklahoma Engagement Photographer for Your Big Day?

January 01, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Finding an Oklahoma engagement photographer for your wedding is no easy task. If you're planning a wedding in Oklahoma, it's important to find the right photographer that will capture the love and romance of your big day. Getting ready for your engagement photos shouldn't be a big deal. But we all know that these types of photos can be nerve-wracking. It's important to find the right photographer for you and your fiancé, and it can be tough to know where to start. Here are some tips and tricks on how to find the best photographer for your big day.

Find out if the photographer is experienced with what they do: 

Ask if they have experience photographing engagements. If not, ask them how many weddings or other types of events they've photographed. 

  • Do they specialize in photography? 
  • Do they offer any wedding packages?
  • Do they offer any engagement sessions?

What to ask a photographer before booking an appointment

Ask these questions to help you find the perfect photographer for your engagement session.

  1. What is the engagement session like?
  2. What time of day do you prefer to shoot engagements?
  3. How many outfits should I bring to my engagement session?
  4. Can I take pictures with my fiancé's pets?
  5. Do you have any tips on posing for engagement photos?
  6. How much do you charge per hour?
  7. Do you charge per hour or per photo without a package or discount code?
  8. What are the costs associated with getting prints or albums?
  9. Can an engagement session be booked independently or is it only available as part of a package deal with other services, like wedding photography?

Types of Engagement Photo Sessions

Engagement sessions can vary in a variety of ways. Some photographers offer a styled shoot while others offer photojournalistic-style sessions. Styled shoots are often more involved than photojournalism and produce more formal photos. They're also best when paired with engagement session packages that include an album or prints. Photojournalism is perfect for capturing candid moments, like the couple's reactions when they see each other for the first time on their wedding day. It's best for couples who don't want posed photos but want to ensure they get some good shots of the two of them together.

Types of Engagements Photography Approaches

There are many different approaches to engagement photos. If you're not sure what style of photography is right for you, then it's important to know that there are four main types of photography:

Photojournalism vs Candid vs Photographing the couple apart vs Posing

Photojournalism

is a technique in which the photographer documents everything around them. This type of engagement photography approach captures candid moments and has no direction or posing involved.

Candid engagement photography

is when the photographer photographs the couple without direction or posing. The focus is on capturing natural moments and expressions.

Photographing the couple apart

is when the photographer documents one person at a time, rather than both people together like in candid engagement photos. The focus is on capturing moments in which the connected partner only plays a secondary role in the photo.

Posing engagement

photos are when the photographer directs each person in poses or actions they want them to do, usually with both people together. The focus is on creating interesting photographs by directing poses and actions for each individual.

 

You’ve found the perfect photographer, but what’s next?

Once you’ve booked your photographer, you need to get on the phone and start planning! In order to have a successful, stress-free day, be sure to start with a phone call to your photographer. He or she will be able to understand exactly what you want from your session, and can even give you tips on how to set up for your photo shoot. Your photographer will also be able to answer any of your last minute questions and help you plan a timeline for the day. Planning a timeline is key to making sure everyone knows where they need to be and when they need to be there. You’ll have a more enjoyable day and you will get better photos if you talk through your plan in advance. What are you waiting for, call me already!!

 


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