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HOW TO CHOOSE AN LGBT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?

Start with YOUR Style

Before you begin searching for your wedding photography pro, start by defining the style of photography you love. Look up wedding portfolios, check celebrity gay weddings. Ask around to find photographers same sex couple prefer. Create a mood board of all the wedding photo styles you’re fond of.

Understand the Options

Same sex couples tend to have similar wedding photography preferences as the straight ones. So think about timing, how many photographers you want, who gets photo rights, and if packages are customizable. In addition, it helps to make a list of requirements for your special wedding day.

Start a Conversation

Once you find 2-3 photographers whose look you love, it’s time to learn if your personality clicks. Reach out via EVOL.LGBT’s “Request Quote” feature. It will walk you through the key pieces of info to share. To determine the fit, ask for references from other LGBTQ couples they photographed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check answers to common questions about choosing a gay and lesbian wedding photographer.

HOW MUCH DOES A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER COST?

In general, same-sex wedding photographer prices in the U.S. range between $1,150 and $3,000, with the average wedding photographer cost hovering around $2,000.

CAN YOU NEGOTIATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER PRICES?

Yes, you should try negotiating. However, you need to show that you value good photography and you are not looking for the cheapest LGBT wedding photographer.

Find ways in which a discount can benefit both parties. See if your freelance photographer has downtimes during your scheduled wedding. Ask if they have a location preference (in case you don’t).

DO YOU TIP A QUEER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?

As with tipping in general, it’s up to you. If you loved the service, then feel free to tip your cameraman / camerawoman. You could tip $100 or more if you feel so inclined. If there is an assistant, tip the assistant $50 to $75.

WHAT TO ASK A GAY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?

Ask your wedding photographer about the details like payment schedule, working style of a photographer, arriving and departure plan for a photographer, things photographers focus on, the way in which images will be stored and backed up, retouching details and timeline for processing and delivery. Do they work with other wedding vendors?

DO SATIN WEDDING DRESSES PHOTOGRAPH WELL?

Satin will photograph better when it’s not a pure white. Instead, soften the look with an off-white or ivory. It’ll still look really white in the photos, but without becoming too fluorescent and glaring.

DO YOU NEED TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS AT A WEDDING?

Yes, it is necessary to have 2 people to capture both the bride & groom getting ready if they are in different locations and getting ready at the same time. During your ceremony, it is impossible to capture the bride walking down the aisle and the groom’s reaction to seeing her for the first time.