Decatur Wedding Photography – Top 5 Tips

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When it comes to wedding photography, there are several key things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing a wedding photographer. Decatur wedding photographer Kyle Root offers Decatur brides the very best in Decatur wedding photography. As a wedding filmmaker for 16 years, turned photographer, here are some helpful tips to consider when choosing a wedding photographer.

1. Personality

When selecting a wedding photographer you are selecting more than just a photographer for your wedding day. You are hiring a someone that will be with you and your family all day on your wedding day. Personality is a huge part of the selection process and should not be overlooked. Your wedding photographer’s personality can set the tone for your entire wedding day and your bridal party. Ultimately it can impact your wedding photography altogether. You will more than likely be working with your wedding photographer for a year, or longer in many cases. Be sure and choose someone who makes you feel comfortable and who you think will be able to best manage the craziness of the day.

2. Price

While price is always a factor when selecting your Decatur wedding photographer, it should not be the only thing that matters. All too often I hear horror stories from brides who made a decision for their wedding photography based purely on price. (The absolute worst is having a friend do it for free!). When it’s all over, your wedding photos and videos will be all you have to remember your wedding day, so make sure and budget accordingly for this very important service!

3. Wedding Albums

I find that custom albums are the best way to preserve your wedding photos. Your wedding photographer should provide you with all the details related to their album offerings. Don’t underestimate the importance of a wedding album from your wedding day. This is your first family heirloom and your one keepsake you will have forever to remember your wedding. Don’t just settle for a disc of images from your wedding photographer. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard of this disc getting lost or damaged. You don’t want your wedding images lost forever!

4. Coverage

Something often overlooked when selecting a Decatur wedding photographer is the number of hours that will be offered during the coverage of your Decatur wedding. Typically you will want your wedding photographer to be with you to document all the moments of your wedding day. After all, that’s what you are hiring them for. That being said, typical coverage requirements for your wedding day should be about 8-10 hours.

5. Number of wedding photographers

Ask your prospective photographer how many Decatur wedding photographers will be at your event. Most weddings need at least two wedding photographers. This ensures that your wedding photographer is focused on working with your group and directing the day and allows the second wedding photographer to have coverage going on at the same time. All of my options include two photographers. I find that by having two Decatur wedding photographers at your event, your wedding photography needs can best be met all while ensuring that nothing gets missed from your big day.


Kyle Root Cinema and Imaging is a Hartselle wedding photographer based in Hartselle Alabama offering wedding photography in the Hartselle metro area, Huntsville AL, and Nashville TN.


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