Hi. I’m Tammy. I’ve owned and operated Ata-Girl Photography Co. for over ten years.
In that decade, I’ve managed to make a lot a friends in the wedding and events industry, learn oodles about photography and business, write a book, become a certified pro, earn a few merits in international photo competitions, and even win a few local industry awards. But among all these things, the thing I love second best to helping couples document one of the biggest, happiest days of their entire lives is sharing all the knowledge that I’ve learned along the way to help them better achieve that goal.
And that’s what I’m going to be doing today. I’m going to be sharing tips for choosing a wedding photographer.
I’m going to focus on cost. This is the one repetitive question I always seem to get because, I think, couples simply don’t know what else to ask.
This price tag encompasses so much more than just the amount of money paid to someone for their services. Hiring a wedding photographer can literally cost you anywhere between free and $25,000 (and gasp, sometimes even more!). That’s a huge, gaping window… I know. So, let’s dive in and investigate what you may or may not be paying for when you hire your photographer.
You have found a photographer whose images you like, the very first question you ask is, “How much does this cost?”
When you hear “that number,” you should begin firing back with the following questions to fully understand what you may or may not actually be paying for.
Again, you should use the answers from these questions to fully understand what you are paying for. If your wedding images are important to you, you should use the answers to more fully gauge the caliber of professional you are hiring. On the contrary, if your wedding images are of no consequence to you, there’s no need to look beyond the number.
However, I strongly urge you to do your best to hire the best wedding photographer you can afford. Even if the images are not important to you at this very moment, there will come a time when they are important… if not to you, then to someone else—a daughter, son, niece, great-nephew, or great-great-granddaughter. These images are what will tell your love story when you are no longer able to.
I'm happy that you have found your way here, you will find information to help you gain insight on yourself and your relationship. Know that the information provided here is not a substitute for therapy. I specialize in working with couples and individuals who are pursuing to improve their relationships. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. You can also schedule your next session here! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook to receive other tips and advice on connecting with others and enhancing your life.