New Hampshire wedding photographer Chris keeley offers new hampshire brides the very best in service and style for new hampshire wedding photography

Are you getting married in or near New Hampshire? Are you looking for a New Hampshire wedding photographer? Selecting your wedding photographer is kind of a big deal. So, how do you choose the right wedding photographer for your wedding?

 

Five tips to select your wedding photographer

// 1. STYLE

First and foremost, your wedding photographer’s style must match your taste and preferences. Style ranges widely in the way your images are captured: photojournalism, documentary, candid, lifestyle, fine art, the list goes on. Will your photographer know when to step in to make adjustments to help you look your best in your photographs? 

We balance posed-photojournalism (for a natural look and feel) with art-focused wedding photography to create the best pictures possible for you.

During the Getting Ready stage of your day, we select visually compelling backdrops with great light to record natural-looking moments, such as you with your dress.

During the Getting Ready stage of your day, we select visually compelling backdrops with great light to record natural-looking moments, such as you with your dress.

 

// 2. PERSONALITY

Your wedding photographer should be someone that you connect with and enjoy, and whom you trust. You will work with your wedding photographer over the course of a year or more leading up to and after your wedding (from inquiry to consultation and booking, engagement session, pre-wedding planning, wedding day, post-wedding album design, and beyond). Will your wedding photographer be your photographer for life, continuing to serve your family portraits? Also, consider your wedding photographer as a guest at your wedding and by your side all day, interacting with your family and friends, and ultimately playing a roll in how you remember your wedding day when you look at your wedding album. 

 

// 3. SERVICE

Service includes responsiveness and turn-around time. When will your wedding pictures be ready for viewing?

We prepare your entire wedding for you to view at the studio within two weeks after your wedding. Two weeks! No silly waiting games. And a preview of your wedding photography is available within days for you to share online. In addition, we strive to respond to all messages within 24 hours, often much sooner.

Lastly, how will you enjoy all the images from your wedding? As a full service photography studio, we offer a complete line of genuine leather wedding albums, wall-art (acrylic, metal, and canvas), modern acrylic blocks, gift size prints, custom save the date cards, and much more.

 

// 4. YOUR WEDDING ALBUM

When your wedding is over, how will you remember your wedding day (hint: the answer is not on a USB drive or a social media feed)? Your wedding album is the heirloom of your wedding. Be sure you have a wedding album. We professionally design your wedding album for you to review shortly after your wedding. You will then customize it with your choice of over 40 genuine leathers, types of paper, and various sizes that we will guide you in selecting for your wedding album.

A genuine leather wedding album with a custom leather, debossing, and complimentary slide box.

A genuine leather wedding album with a custom leather, debossing, and complimentary slide box.

 

// 5. POST-PRODUCTION

World-class post-production is time intensive and demands attention to detail. Will your images be carefully color corrected, sharpened, cropped, and organized, or will you receive a smattering of images straight out of camera? Be sure your wedding photos are color corrected. 

Example of basic color correction:

Color correction (left) and straight out of camera (right). See the difference -- color correction provides adjustments to overall exposure, shadows, sharpness, noise reduction, and more that the camera just can't do itself.

Color correction (left) and straight out of camera (right). See the difference -- color correction provides adjustments to overall exposure, shadows, sharpness, noise reduction, and more that the camera just can't do itself.

 

In addition, a select number of your portraits are digital remastered and available as wall art to enjoy in your home. This is what world-class post-production looks like (note the beautiful and dramatic sky, even tones, and subtle texture):

After (above) and before (below, straight out of camera). This example of world-class post production included a sky swap, removal of distracting elements in the background, tonal adjustments, texture, and intensive dodging and burning. The result yields a polished piece of art for your home. 

After (above) and before (below, straight out of camera). This example of world-class post production included a sky swap, removal of distracting elements in the background, tonal adjustments, texture, and intensive dodging and burning. The result yields a polished piece of art for your home. 

This portrait made for a beautiful piece of signature artwork in this room.

This portrait made for a beautiful piece of signature artwork in this room.

 

So, how will you select your New Hampshire wedding photographer? 

After you decide you like their style, setup your wedding consultation to talk with them more about your wedding to determine if you are a good fit for each other. Do not select your wedding photographer based on a website and prices alone. 

 

Chris Keeley is a wedding photographer in Dover, New Hampshire, serving weddings in New Hampshire, New England, and destinations worldwide. To setup a consultation with Chris Keeley Photography call 207.441.3341 or click the button below to request your consultation.