Wedding Photography

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about wedding photography

Wedding photography is the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage (for announcements, portrait displays, or thank you cards) as well as coverage of the wedding and reception (sometimes referred to as the wedding breakfast in non-US countries). It is a major branch of commercial photography, supporting many specialists.

But you and I both know that wedding photography is much more than a Wikipedia definition. Wedding photography is art. In most respects, it is art in it’s truest form. Capturing that moment when two people devote their lives to each other. That moment when he is most vulnerable and she is at her most stunning. That moment of being as one to face the world. There are hundreds of moments in between and it is our trade to find and capture them to be preserved for all time. To be adorning your wall for your future children to see. To be tucked away in a coffee table to be offered at special occasions.

You may be at the beginning of your search or you may be finalizing your choices by being here on this page. Either way, we are glad you are here and encourage you to explore. The photographers that comprise KT photography are a mother-son team that combined have over 30 years experience behind the camera. It is a dream come true for both of us to be working together and our sheer joy of the art of photography shows with each event we shoot.

If you are here for the fist time and are just beginning your search there are some things to consider when interviewing a photographer for your one and only day.


1. Experience:

This isn’t just a tagline it should be the primary basis of your decision that’s why I’ve put it first. Photography is an art and like any other artist, it takes the time to develop the skill and aptitude for the craft. Anyone can pick up a digital camera and shoot pictures but do they have the eye for the shot? Do they take the complete environment into consideration before pushing the button? Most of the best photographers in the industry honed their skills in film photography. That was a different time when you had 24 or 36 opportunities (number of frames available on a film roll) to get that perfect pose needed to capture that moment in time.


2. Equipment

Why is this important? Think about this. A photographer that has invested in their equipment, has invested in you. Photographers that have invested in their equipment are serious about their art. Many say that It’s not the camera that takes the picture it’s the photographer but think about it this way. If a landscaper shows up to a job with just a pick and a shovel and driving an old beat up truck…. would you expect the quality to of your project to suffer? Same with photography. The photographer who shows up with a kit camera they bought from Best Buy for $499 hasn’t invested in one of the most critical aspects of the shoot. Quality equipment contributes to quality results.


3. Environment:

Where and when will my pictures be taken? Is your photographer familiar with the venue? Can they shoot in low light situations? Most weddings occur in a low light environment and that requires an expanded skill set.


4. Planning:

Does your photographer have a plan? Do they have a worksheet of various “must have” shots that need to be captured on the big day? Has your photographer made provisions for family, friends, and acquaintances? Have they set down some guidelines for you to follow when setting up the venue? Remember WE have done this before and know what is needed. All of these pre-planning steps will lead to an enhanced experience and will lead to an organized, less stressful and a more fulfilling day.


5. Editing:

Does your photographer edit your photos? What do they use to edit? Again this lends itself to the quality of the session. If your photographer does “light retouching” what does that mean? Ask questions. Without a doubt, Photoshop is the professional photographer’s choice for editing. It is a time-consuming process to edit in Photoshop but it speaks volumes to the photographer’s commitment to you as a client. The time you spend in front of a camera is paled by the amount of time a professional photographer will take to edit your photos. Remember a quality professional photographer is proud of every piece of art they produce so spending the time it takes to get that result is of tantamount importance. Steer clear of the photographer who tells you that your images will be ready tomorrow!


6. Cost:

Yes, this is an important thing to consider but as you can see I put it last on the list. It should be your LAST deciding factor not your first. Stated simply…you get what you pay for. Facebook is filled with pages and pages of photographers that will do your wedding photo shoot for $1000.00 (or even less) and give you a disk full of images. Chances are pretty high that those same photographers will be missing all or most of 1-5 of this list. A top notch professional photographer will have the experience, equipment, and skills needed to produce high-quality art that you will pass down from generation to generation. These same photographers will charge accordingly for the art they have created and you will receive heirloom quality works of art that will last for generations.