As an Iowa wedding photographer, I know that finding the right photographer for your big day is overwhelming. You have to consider things like budget, style, availability…and the list goes on. Once you’ve narrowed it down, though, how do you choose the right photographer for you? Here are 5 tips for choosing the right Iowa wedding photographer for you! I genuinely hope they help you find your dream photographer. And hey, if you’re still looking for some amazing options, I would love to chat! Please reach out!
A good Iowa wedding photographer will have experience shooting weddings in Iowa. They should also provide references from previous clients. If possible, ask them to show you some examples of their work. Personally, I recommend looking through at least two full wedding galleries to get a feel for their work! Additionally, all wedding venues are different. Similarly, it is critical to find a photographer that has experience working in all types of lighting situations. When it comes to finding an amazing Iowa wedding photographer, you should feel confident in their ability to photograph your entire wedding day.
Ask them what type of photography they specialize in. Do they shoot only one kind of event (weddings, portraits, etc.) or do they offer a variety of services? How much experience do they have with each service? What kinds of equipment do they use?
You should also check out their website and social media accounts to see how they present themselves online. If they post lots of photos, ask yourself why. Are they trying to build up their brand? Or are they just sharing their work? One of my biggest tips when finding a photographer is to find someone is truly there to document your day. Don’t hire someone who is just shooting to build their portfolio. Similarly, don’t hire someone that doesn’t care what you want. Truly find someone you trust endlessly and love every aspect of their work!
A good Iowa wedding photographer will have a website with plenty of images and information about them. They should also have a blog where they share tips and advice about photography (like this one!) Be sure to spend time reading about them, looking through past work, and better understanding the photographer!
Looking for examples of Alecca Synclair Photography’s photos? Here are a few recent galleries you’ll love! Can you imagine what your wedding day will look like if captured by me?
If you’re looking for more wedding tips and tricks, here are some recent blogs to check out!
You can find out more about a potential Iowa wedding photographers by reading online reviews from past clients. Look at how many photos were included in each review and what kind of quality those photos had. If there are no reviews available, ask friends and family members who have used the services of an Iowa wedding photographer before.
Here are what my past clients are saying about me!
” I highly recommend using Alecca as your wedding/engagement photographer! She goes above and beyond to make sure the day goes smoothly, and then when there’s a timeline issue (cause weddings don’t go to plan 🤣) she reassures you that everything is fine and is flexible! Biggest hype woman there is and is so helpful through the whole planning process! Received so many compliments on our pictures and I am absolutely obsessed with them. She gets them to you in a timely manner! Wish I could get married again so I could use her as my photographer all over again 😉🙊” – Abbey + Austin
“I don’t have enough words to express how amazing Alecca is!! From the time we booked her to the time she delivered our final gallery she was genuine, helpful, kind, and always responsive. Most importantly – she loves what she does, cares about her clients, and captured every detail of our day SO. BEAUTIFULLY. Wedding planning is filled with a lot of big decisions. If you’re looking for a photographer that will not disappoint, look no further – I promise it’ll be your best decision yet! We will cherish our photos from this day forever.” – Emma + Hayden
When it comes to finding a wedding photographer, I know it can be overwhelming. Finding someone you trust with your precious moments and photos is crucial. I know you want every moment intentionally documented. Which is why I’m here to help! As a photographer, I would love to help make sure your day is captured beautifully. If you’re needing a photographer for your wedding, reach out!
I photograph weddings in Des Moines, Ankeny, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, and all across the state!
Meet Alecca Synclair - the lead photographer, visionary, CEO, coffee-runner, and basically everything else behind the ASP team! As someone who has over seven years of experience in the wedding industry, I have seen first hand the pain points of planning a wedding. Which is why I truly pour my heart into this blog - so that you can have someone in your corner helping you wedding plan! As an Iowa, Texas, and destination wedding photographer, I would love to capture your day intentionally. I believe your photos are are a way to keep your most precious memories forever. So, if you vibe with my work and think we'd be a good fit, reach out! I would be SO honored to document your big day.