Wedding Photographer FAQs 1

Wedding Photographer Frequently Asked Questions | Amanda Summerlin Photography  


So this isn’t your boring old standard wedding photographer Frequently Asked Questions page. It seems to me that most people aren’t really wondering what kind of camera gear I use, or if I prefer natural light or off camera flash. Most people are really just wondering if it is gonna hurt. You know, “Will having my pictures made be as much torture as I think it will?,” or “Are you going to make me say cheese and feel stupid?” kinds of questions. Once, after making a few wedding party photos, a groomsman wondered out loud if I’d stolen his soul (I told him I wasn’t sure, but I’d check the metadata when I got home and email it back to him). So, to answer those oh-so-very-important questions, I made this list to let you know what it’s like to spend a day with me.


You will love having me as your wedding photographer if:

You hate the way you look in photos

You think posed pictures are boring and lame

You want a photographer who will take more pictures of your grandmother than the centerpieces.

You want to make art but don’t know how

You make art and want to be the art

You hate getting dressed up

You love getting dressed up

You think Bill Murray should be in all the movies

You are picky

You say “cool beans” and “awesome sauce”

You like Star Trek and Star Wars

You love all things Joss Whedon

You even like Dr. Horrible

You know what Dr. Horrible is

You know everything is going to be all right in the end

You know how to use a french press

You think pictures should be held in your hand and hung on walls, not just downloaded

You don’t follow trends

You are cool by your own rules

You’ve never been cool and you don’t care if you ever are

You like British motorcycles

You have a secret desire to be more like Eric Cartman

You love the art of Dr. Seuss

You are passionate about things, whatever they are

You love dogs

You love cats

You love animals

You see beauty in simple things all around you

You are a detail person

You want to hire someone who is a professional so you don’t have to worry about this one thing

You believe that people have the power to be amazing

You wish that more people would realize they could be amazing

You want to know someone who thinks you’re amazing

You’ve never hired a photographer before

You hired a photographer before and were totally uncomfortable the whole time

You need reassurance when there’s a camera in the room

You want a wedding photographer who won’t lose her cool, no matter what happens

You want a picture of your kid/partner/self that captures THAT look, you know the one

You believe equal rights are for everyone

You have ever completely given your heart to a pet

You believe that love is what makes a family

You believe that a job worth doing is worth doing well

You like people who say please and thank you

You like nice people

You talk to your grandma as often as you can

You still love Lucy

You went to band camp

You know all the words to the marriage ceremony in The Princess Bride

You want to look good—really good



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(and cats)