Find the perfect photographer to capture all your wedding day moments.

After you booked your venue, your next step is to book your perfect photographer. But, how do you find the right one? Luckily your pros here at Cross Creek Ranch have hand selected the best of the best to be on our Preferred Vendor List. So as we show you how to choose the perfect photographer, you can enjoy scrolling through the images captured by each one on our list.

1.Start by browsing

Pinterest and Instagram are great resources for finding inspiration. As you start saving photos, you will see a pattern start to develop. Follow those photographers you love the most and check out their websites to get a more in depth look at real wedding galleries.

Rad Red Creative
Rad Red Creative
Lindsey Vander Wal Photography
Lindsey Vander Wal Photography

2. Choose a style

The number 1 question you want to ask yourself before you even reach out to the photographer – do you LOVE their style? Maybe you like the fact that they are dark and moody, bright and airy or natural and timeless. Are you looking for more candid and documentary style photos or posed and editorial portraits? Photographers are the wedding vendor that will help you vividly remember your wedding day for years to come.

Photo Harp Weddings
Photo Harp Weddings

Chi Photography
Chi Photography

3. Decide on a budget

We know… this is always a tough conversation to have. However it is absolutely necessary to figure out how much you are able and willing to spend. Photographers in the Tampa Bay area range based on their experience and the professional equipment they use. All of our Preferred Photographers on our list are talented in their own ways and range in prices.

Gonzalez Lugo Photography
Gonzalez Lugo Photography
Juju Photography
Juju Photography

4. Reach out to a few photographers

Once you have selected the 2 to 3 photographers that you like the best, get in touch in with them. It’s so important to feel comfortable and to have a connection. After all, they will be with you for the majority of your wedding day. Most photographers will have a form for you to fill out on their website. However, if that is not the case, here is the information that they are looking for:

  • Your wedding date, venue, Ceremony start time, Reception end time, and where you’ll be getting ready.
  • Let them know what you loved about their work and how you discovered them.
  • Include some information about you and your fiancé and what is most important to you on your wedding day.
  • It’s also a great idea to include your budget if you have one.
J&S Media
J&S Media

5. Find a time to chat

Whether it is over the phone or Zoom, having a chat will give you a better chance to go more in depth on what you are looking for and what the photographer can offer. It’s important to hire a photographer that you can trust and that you vibe with. Trust us, it makes all the difference on wedding day!

Cara DeHart Lewis Photography
Cara DeHart Lewis Photography
K&K Photography
K&K Photography

6. Book your photographer!

Once you made your choice, book your photographer right away! Our preferred photographers are highly sought after! Be ready to go through the booking process and feel free to ask them any questions you may have.

Corner House Photography
Corner House Photography
Lifelong Photography Studio
Lifelong Photography Studio
Limelight Photography
Limelight Photography

How To Choose The Perfect Photographer. Contact us for more information regarding our Carriage House StableThe Oak Hall and French Country Inn Weddings. Call or text us at 813.651.0934 or email us at info@crosscreekranchfl.com.

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