Wedding Wednesday Tips- What to Know before hiring your photographer

Happy Wedding Wednesday loves! 

One of the biggest regrets I see couples make is not investing in their wedding photography. One of the most important investments ( besides hiring a Wedding Planner) is hiring a photographer who not only is professional but who also creates images that will reflect the style that you and your fiance will love and enjoy for years to come. 

Today, I want to give you some important questions to ask a photographer before hiring them to ensure you're getting your monies worth! 

Events With Ambiance- Amber K. Sanders- Chicago Wedding Planner



First things first, you need to know what YOU want in your images. SO ask yourself: 

  •  What kind of photographs do you want?
    • Portraits- posed images, taken in a studio
    • Formal- traditional and posed images
    • Candid- informal and not posed images
    • Photojournalistic/ Documentary- images that are taken to create a journal of the day, not posed
    • Creative/Editorial- images taken in a particular style to look like they came from a celebrity or fashion magazine
    • Black and White or Sepia tone
    • When do you want the photographer to be present? Would you like to have the entire day captured, from getting dressed until the last dance, or just ceremony and reception?
    • How do you plan to use the photographs? In traditional or digital photo frames? In albums or given out on cds/dvds? 

With all of the stress and excitement of your wedding day, you want to make sure you hire a photographer who will be able to capture the special moments to help you remember your special day and share it with others. When hiring your photographer, it's important to feel at ease with them, and comfortable that they get who you and your fiance are a couple and will produce the images and look you desire. 

Next post, it's all about the dance party! I'll be giving you tips for hiring musicians and/or DJ's for your wedding. 

As always, make sure you like, comment and share this post with family and friends, because......Friends don't let friends plan tacky weddings! 



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amber sanders

My journey to becoming an Event Planner dates back to my childhood, assisting my mother with planning and executing parties at our home and for my dad’s fraternity. I was training to be a professional dancer at the time, so I never thought about being a “Party Planner”, it was just fun for me to help her. After a fabulous and exciting dance career that spanned 20 plus years, I began working as a dance instructor at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in downtown Chicago. Because of my excitement for our studio events and knack for organizing parties, I was soon promoted to Guest Director. This position allowed me to see that Marketing and Event Management was something I enjoyed, and it was then I realized this could be my next career move! I spent the next two years learning as much as I could about the Event Industry, including an internship with Desiree Moore Dent, Owner of Dejanae Events,as well as studying and becoming a Certified Wedding & Event Planner/Designer through Lovegevity’s Wedding Planning Institute. This is how I learned more about the business side of running your own business, which was invaluable information! During this time, I offered my services to family and friends for any event they may have been having to gain as much "real world" experience as possible. In May of 2013, I decided to get my business license and launch Events with Ambiance. It has truly been eye opening that I am now an entrepreneur, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! I am grateful to have family and friends support me, my company has truly become a Family Business!! I am blessed to surround myself with people who are just as passionate about my business as I am; for me, Event Planning is about more than just throwing a great party, it's about creating an unforgettable experience for my clients and their guests!