Questions not to ask your wedding photographer

Choosing the right wedding photographer is important because these will be the lasting memories you have in print. Wedding photography is an art form, and most photographers take great pride in what they do. Because this is your special day, where you are together with your family and close friends, you will want every photo to be the best possible shot taken. The search for a wedding photographer can start with a list, which you will gradually narrow down to a list of people you will want to consider hiring and booking for your big day. Thering.org can help you with locating the best possible vendors and give you a place to start with your search. Eventually, your search will come down to one person, and this will be the photographer you will entrust with all your photos. Once you hire the photographer you want, you will always have more questions to ask, and much of this is ensuring that everything will go right when the day comes. It is important to understand that there are no bad questions to ask, because essentially you are paying for a service, and will want the best possible service. However, that being said, (for fun) let’s name a few things that are not necessary to ask your wedding photographer.
 
Every photographer does operate differently from the next, with how they will organize people for formal pictures; however, the candid picture does say more. Typically, you should not need to ask ‘where do you want us to stand’, because this is your wedding day, and it is the photographer’s job to capture the moment.

Capturing every moment does require the photographer to take hundreds of photos, and one thing you do not need to ask is ‘can we have the raw files for every photo taken’. Most photographers will not necessarily entertain this, because it is part of their process to take as many photos as they can to capture the best ones. Essentially, these photos are un-edited and only hold a part of the photographer’s vision, and may not represent the photographer’s true work.

Getting that perfect picture, does, however, require a great eye, and not always a certain type of camera, so it is not always needed to ask ‘what camera do you use?’. What the photographer advertises on their website is what is being delivered, but it is the photographer’s ability to capture the moment, which really sets them apart.  
 
When it does come the time to receive your photos, it can be difficult to estimate how many you will get, and it can be impossible to establish an exact number. However, photographers can give you estimates based on other weddings, but it is not always necessary to ask ‘how many pictures will I receive’.

Do not let any of this discourage you from asking questions, because good photographers will know there is no such thing as an inappropriate question. Everything you will need to know will be outlined within the contract. This will be the exact details with what you are paying for and what you will be receiving. Every honest question is often welcomed, and if it is something that is not outlined in the contract, you can most certainly ask about it. A photographer is there to do a job you are hiring them for, and the best thing you can do is trust their creative process. These are the professionals, and this is what they do for a living, and you have chosen your photographer because it is who you feel will best capture every moment at your wedding. 

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Natalie & Ciso Gutierrez | Venue at McKinney Town Center in McKinney, Texas

Like so many other things in life, falling in love and finding your soul mate isn’t something planned, it’s just something that happens unexpectedly. (Unless you REALLY like to plan) Just like many of us, Natalie and Ciso found each other in the big crazy world and plan on living through the journey that is life together. The two were wed at the McKinney Town Center on November, 17th 2018.

Natalie works in Pediatrics as a medical assistant and her husband is a Fire Alarm/Telecom Technician. Ciso decided to pop the question on Natalie’s Birthday. At the Reunion Tower in Downtown Dallas, friends gathered to celebrate. During the conclusion of the meal as they finished their dessert Ciso asked Natalie to marry him. She obviously said yes.

The wedding was magical, Natalie looked absolutely breathtaking as she walked down the aisle. Ciso looked sharp, standing underneath the bright crystal chandelier, eyes aglow. The ceremony was emotional as we looked back on pictures seeing the progression of their love. Talk about romantic! The reception was lively as ever. Guests and the newlyweds glided across the floor. Dance fever was contagious. Ciso and Natalie danced as if they were the only ones in the world. Because in that one intimate moment, they were.

Skys the Limit Production would like to thank you for choosing us for your photography! We wish you two nothing, but happiness!

Vendors

Venue/Catering –  Venue at McKinney Town Center
Dress – David’s Bridal
Officiant –  Rachel Hampton
DJ –  Enrique Guerra
Baker –  Bimini Sweets Bakery

Katie M.M.
Wedding Blogger

Savannah & Justin | Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville, Texas

During a warm, sunny day on July 14th of 2018, Savannah and Justin were wed at the lovely Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville, Texas. Skys the Limit Production provided photos for the couple throughout the day.

The couple met through the Groom’s mother, who happened to work alongside Savannah at Sam Houston State University. Seeing a potential match for her son, she asked Savannah to dog-sit while she was out of town for the holidays, thus giving ample opportunity for Justin and Savannah to meet. After famously hitting it off, Savannah and Justin’s relationship grew.

The following year, Justin’s sister, Lauren, gifted them with plane tickets for Christmas. The tickets were for them to come visit her and her family who was currently residing in Paris, France. In July the next year, the couple traveled to France, reaching Bastille Bay. That evening at Mel’s (Lauren’s friend) apartment they enjoyed dinner and awaited the fireworks. The apartment looked out into the city, the Eiffel Tower in plain sight, and the ancient City of Love itself made for a very romantic setting. After Mel’s careful urging, the couple were led upstairs to the secondary terrace on the rooftop to better see the fireworks. Just as quickly as she ushered them, Mel was gone saying she had forgotten something in the oven. The two were alone, the Eiffel Tower lit up purple and gold, the setting sun creating a perfect backdrop. The couple talked for a few moments until Savannah sensed a change. Before she knew it, in this beautiful city, on a rooftop terrace in the evening, with he Eiffel Tower looming over them, Justin proposed. Having said yes, the couple came down and announced their future plans over champagne and fireworks.

On the day of their wedding, Savannah and her bridesmaids bustled around getting ready whilst plucking fruits from the spread on the table. The air was warm and everything seemed to be abuzz, including the birds. The venue, being a winery, had it’s own beautiful, rustic feel. Vines lovingly encased around the building, cutting into the staircase leading to the Bride’s Party. While the Groom’s party was down taking pictures, the girls enjoyed the cool air and finished up the final touches on the Bride.

The ceremony was held outside, the crowd patiently waited, the warm breeze giving comfort from the heat. Justin stood at the alter, wearing a soft grey suit with a warm honey colored tie, his hair combed perfectly. His eyes were bright with anticipation as he saw the time for Savannah to walk down the aisle was near. Out from the swanky glass doors the Bride emerges. Huge wedding bells to her left rang out announcing her presence. The dress she wore swayed gently behind her as she walked, her hair curled and pinned in a some up, some down, style, truly embodying a princess. Her smile was more brilliant than the sun. They recited their vows proudly for their loved ones.

After, the ceremony commenced. Everyone was buzzing with laughter. The crowd quickly got into the mood to dance and from there it was off. The crowd danced merrily, singing along to songs being played around them. It was in every essence fun and lively. As the crowd gathered to see the couple off, sparklers were being lit. Justin and Savannah arrived in the doorway ready to go off into the night as Mr. & Mrs. The crowd created a sparkling path for the two, shouting loving words and wishes for the newlyweds.