Your Guide to Amazing Wedding Photography


Your wedding day is easily one of the most important days in your life.  Most modern brides spend hundreds of hours scouring the internet for ideas, pinning inspirational pictures on Pinterest, texting their girlfriends to get their opinions and much, MUCH more to make sure their day is absolutely as you have imagined it would be since you were a little girl.  

That being said you don't want okay pictures, you don't want good want AMAZING pictures that capture not only all the people in your wedding but that records all the little details of your story that day from start to finish.  You want something you can look back on years from now with your daughter and your daughter's daughter and let her know that she doesn't have to settle for okay when she dreams of her wedding day because she can have amazing.

Your time planning your wedding is a huge investment of your time towards your dream day.  You've done your part to make sure everything is just right and now you all that's left is to find a wedding photographer to capture this moment in time.  Unfortunately it seems like every month there are more and more people offering to take pictures for your wedding.  Many times all you have to go on is a few images they have on their website (if they even have a website) and some pricing that may or may not be what you were looking for.

It can be an overwhelming decision, and as a Wedding Portrait Artist I totally understand that.  It is my privilege to be the one that will make sure that your story is artistically and elegantly recorded.

Should you hire me to be your wedding photographer?  Maybe.  Follow the steps below to help you learn a little more about me and to see if I am what you are looking for in a wedding photographer as well as what you can expect during the process.  If you find that my style doesn't match up with what you are looking for that's fine and feel to use these steps to evaluate any photographer you are considering on using.

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Step 1: Do you like my work?

Look at the slideshow below to see some of my favorite images from weddings that I have done recently.  As you will see my style is not your standard posed, stiff wedding portraits.  Years of experience help me capture the special moments, the excited glances and the little shared smiles that make up the emotions behind your portraits and help you and your guests relax and have fun.  This is a celebration for YOU, not a day long photo shoot full of "Stand here, smile, don't smile, etc..." 

If my style looks like something you'd love to hang on your wall then move on to Step 2.  If not, that's fine and I understand because my style is not going to fit everyone's vision.  I wish you all the best for your special day and sincerely hope that you find a photographer who fits the style you are looking for and who can capture your day in a way that you will feel that excitement each time you get your album out to show your friends and family.

Step 2: Tell me about your wedding day

If you are still reading that means you have looked at my work and feel my style would be a good fit for wedding.  That's awesome!  Please click the link below to fill out a contact form so I can contact you, set up a face to face meeting and send my pricing guide over to you.  Make sure to mention which day and time you are getting married so I can see if I am available.

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Step 3: Face to face meeting

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I am located in Wellston, OH and would love to get together with you to show you some samples of my work and to answer any questions you may have.  For surrounding areas I like to meet with clients at The Tea Caddy in Jackson, OH or at Schlegel's Coffee House in Chillicothe, OH.  If neither of these locations are convenient for you we can discuss what options work for you.

We will discuss your plans for your wedding and figure out what level of coverage will meet your needs, so make sure to have notes of any details that will need special attention with you.


Step 4: Book me for your wedding

After the face to face if you feel everything is a good fit for you we can get your wedding booked!  At this point we have already established that my style is a good fit for you, I am available your day, we have picked a package and everything is ready to proceed.  You should feel that big weight that you were carrying around and didn't even know it be lifted off your shoulders about now.  As I said earlier I see photographing a wedding as my privilege and will do everything in my power  to make sure this is one aspect of your wedding that you don't need to worry about at all.  I want you to be able to relax and enjoy your day with your family and when it's over we can meet again and I will present you with your fabulous images!

At this point we will get your contract signed and once we received your down payment of 35% down the day is officially yours!  If you still have questions feel free to contact me, I would love to hear from you and to make sure that you have every confidence that your wedding pictures will be out of this world.

With packages starting from ONLY $1295 and Congratulations again and I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Wesley Smith 
Portrait Artist
Wesley Smith Photography
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