My Approach To Your Wedding Day
If we haven’t met already, hi there! I’m Dilshad, a Cleveland Wedding Photographer! My goal on your wedding day is to serve you with kindness, truly care about you, and capture photos that beautifully tell the story of your day. Photos that make you feel all of the joy of your wedding day all over again. And photos that allow you to relive the best day of your life over and over again.
If you’re a bride who recently got engaged, congratulations! I know that wedding planning and choosing vendors can be SO overwhelming. So I am here to help you! Today I’m going step by step into detail about my approach to your wedding day. So at the end of this blog, you’ll know exactly what it’s like to work with me. And after reading this, if you want to know more, I would love to chat with you and send you some helpful info!
I’m a firm believer that us wedding photographers truly get to form such a close relationship with you! Because whether you realized it or not, your wedding photographer is with you the ENTIRE wedding day. And your wedding photographer spends more time with you than your spouse on your wedding day – its true!
So as a Cleveland wedding photographer, here is my step by step approach to your wedding day:
1. It all starts MONTHS before your wedding day
I’m a firm believer that you can’t truly capture photos that tell a couple’s story if you don’t know them. Makes sense, right? So from the time we meet for coffee or hop on a consultation call, I’m making every effort to get to know you and your groom: what you love, what’s important to you, how you met, and much more. I do NOT believe in a ‘copy and paste’ wedding experience!
2. Guidance and resources from your photographer
There’s a lot that goes into having beautiful photos. But hey, you’re probably not a photographer, so how would you know that? How would you know what outfits photograph best for your engagement session, which Cleveland locations are best for engagement shoots, and so much more? And that’s where I come in! My goal os to provide you with TONS of resources, suggestions for your photos, tips for beautiful wedding details and getting ready photos, and so much more. I am here to help 🙂
3. Organization, organization, organization
Did I mention organization? Lol! A huge part of you having a stress free wedding day is all of the organization and prep that goes behind it. I’m not someone that’s just going to show up on your wedding day and click that camera button. I’m going to ask you very detailed, thoughtful questions, and use those responses to craft a day of timeline for you. So that way, I understand exactly what’s happening when, and I can anticipate what photos you’d love for me to capture. The LAST thing you should worry about on your wedding day is “I hope my photographer got a photo of ______!” I’ll ask you months in advance what your must-have photos are, so if you forget on the day, I’ll be there to remind you!
4. Vibrant, airy, and light filled photos
My specific photography style is what I describe as ‘vibrant, airy, and light filled’. So basically what that means is, my style is vibrant, but also romantic and airy. I love colorful, true to life colored photos, but I love how ‘magical’ airy and light filled photos feel. So I combined the two to create my style! My goal behind my photos is to help you feel joy and happiness when you look at your wedding photos. And remember that joy even when your marriage gets hard. Because I really believe that photos can be so powerful – they can remind us of a feeling we had decades ago, even if we don’t remember that feeling right now. I want you to remember joy, happiness, love, and that giddiness you felt on your wedding day.
5. Protecting your photos and delivery
When it’s all over, you’re dying to see your photos because maybe you can’t believe your wedding is already over and you want to relive it already! So 24-48 hours after your wedding, you’ll receive a sneak peek gallery to enjoy until you get your full gallery in 4-6 weeks! You’ll get 800-1200 photos delivered in an online gallery. Are you worried about something happening to your photos? All day at your wedding, I’m shooting to 2 memory cards at once, and when I get home, the first thing I do before I even change is upload your photos to 2 hard drives, and my computer. So yeah, your photos are backed up in 5 places. No worries 🙂
Choose your Cleveland wedding photographer can be a huge decision. But the thing I recommend doing is finding a style of photography you like, and narrowing it down to a few photographers. Get to know them well, and choose the one you click with best. Remember, your photos are ALL you have left of your wedding day. So make sure you choose someone who cares about you, and will preserve your memories beautifully!