A wedding, destinations, and family portrait photographer
What Joseph Pesiri enjoys most as a photographer is, “I Love the stories I get to tell with my photos. I get to capture a moment in time that someone gets to look back on for the rest of there lives.” He has a few tips for brides and grooms when it comes time for them to pick a photographer for the big day.
When picking a photographer make a connection and pick someone you want to work with. After all , you will be spending a lot of time with them. You need to be able to enjoy yourself and feel relaxed around them. If you are not enjoying yourself it will show in your pictures.
Don’t let money be the deciding factor when choosing the right photographer. Out of every thing you will spend money on for your wedding your photographs are the only thing you will have to look back on for the rest of your life together.
Even if you are more than a year out from your big day, book early. You should book your photographer as soon as you have a date. This will assure you get the photographer you wanted. Booking early can save you money and you get the photographer you want. Most good photographers book up fast and chances are the one you want will be booked at least 9-12 months out. You can do this two ways: one, strike a great deal with your photographer and two, know that pricing can change at any time so if you like the deal, take it! The prices could change next time you talk to the photographer you wanted.
My best piece of advice for engaged couples is, don’t hire your friend’s friend that has a nice camera. I hear it all the time. ‘My friend takes great photos of her kids and she said she will do it’. That sounds great, but what a lot of amateur photographer don’t take into considerations is the time and experiences involved. The job of a good photographer is more than just showing up for a few hours and shooting some photos.Your photographer needs to be your shadow, understand lighting, know how to pose you and your wedding party, and not stop for a few minutes to talk to your friends. Another thing to keep in mind, does your friend have back up camera equipment or someone who they can call to cover them in case of an emergency? Then, processing and editing images after the wedding. This could take a few full days or weeks to get done. Your friend probably has a full-time job of their own therefore making your photos not as important to them as they are to you. I love the idea of saving money but,do not sacrifice your memories.
Pesiri Photos will be at the Showcase on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 10am-3pm. If you would like more information regarding Joseph and his business you can reach him at: