You know how a lot of brides stress about choosing a photographer? I've read many a blog post obsessing over finding the right person to document one's wedding day. As they say, the pictures are really all you have left once the wedding's over.
I did not do this. Truth is, the photographer was the second vendor I booked, right after the venue. It was before I had really gotten into sucked into the online wedding blogosphere/black hole and didn't really know what I was doing. But I know it will work out for the best because our photographer rocks!
Kelly Griffith of Closed Circle Photography in Boston has the honor of photographing my wedding and I'm so excited to have her!
Kelly is actually a semi-friendor. She is (get ready for another Ferris Bueller-esque connection) the college roommate and close friend of the daughter of a family friend and actually made a few visits to my parents house waaaay back in the day to celebrate a Jewish holiday or two.
When I started looking for a photographer, I really didn't know where or how to start. I made a few half-hearted attempts at contacting some random photogs off of The Knot's list of recommended vendors in my area but that was about it. When my mom suggested contacting Kelly, I jumped at the chance to work with someone who was not a complete stranger and someone I knew I could trust.
I told her my budget, she told me what I could get for that and snap, crackle, pop, just like that we had a contract signed, deposit put down and a photographer for our wedding. I've since upped our photography budget with the idea of getting a second shooter but I'm waiting until the wedding gets a little bit closer before making the final decision on that.
Would you like to see some of her work? Of course you would, that's why you're reading Weddingbee right now, to ogle wedding porn like the pictures below. Ok, here's a few of my (and her) favorite shots:
(All pictures courtesy of Closed Circle Photography)
Le siiiiiiiigh, aren't they all so pretty? I can't wait to see how ours come out!
So even though choosing Kelly and Closed Circle Photography was a quick and easy decision, I stand 100% behind it and I'm confident Kelly is going to get a lot of beautiful shots.
How'd you find your photographer? Did you stress and obsess or what it an easy decision?