The importance of connecting with your wedding photographer

Honestly, connecting with your wedding photographer is EVERYTHING!

You know when you’ve found the right photographer for you when:

  • The day is able to be completely genuine
  • You can be relaxed, calm and vulnerable around them
  • You'll be yourself and 100% trust that they will be able to present you as the truest representation of yourselves through your images or your wedding film

It didn’t even occur to me when I was planning my wedding that I needed to ‘connect’ with them. We were on a budget and I was so overwhelmed with the entire process of wedding planning, being knee deep in bridal magazines and really only focusing on the decor and the dress. When in reality, those things are tangible and go almost as quickly as they arrive. I wish I had spent the time to be present in actively searching for the right fit for us as a couple to photograph the most important day of our lives. 

So, make sure you ask about your photographer's interests and who THEY are as a person. It's not all about photography. You're inviting them to be a huge influential part of your wedding day. You need to be solid with them. This will help shape the relationship to make sure that you bond well and have the same desires. There's nothing quite like getting giddy over something completely unrelated to weddings that you just both 'get'.

Finding that complete trust in them and who you are opening yourself up to is what makes it a perfect, seamless process. I encourage you to seek out several photographers in your planning to check that you have the right one for you. This is where the consultation call is so important. It makes sure that you and I are present from the very start of our working relationship together. We can connect enough that I can fully serve you best. We jump on a call to hear about what kind of couple you are, what your plans are. Tell me what is most important to you. I tell you a little bit about me and how I work- a bit like a first date!

I want you to be completely, unapologetically you.

That's when your story will be told best.

If you think I could be the right fit for you, check my portfolio.

Want to talk? Then reach out and book a consultation call!


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If you like unconventional, honest, friendly and real photos, I’m your person.

Sam Wildridge is a candid + lifestyle photographer / filmmaker based in Wainwright, Alberta. Sam has been capturing wedding, family + corporate photos for 9 years and defines her style as "organic storytelling".


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