There are two main factors to consider when choosing a Nantucket wedding photographer and those are skill and compatibility. Skill is important because you want to make sure you get somebody that’s going to do a good job. You want to be sure your pictures aren’t going to end up blurry or out of focus, too dark, too light, or just plain bad.

You also want to make sure that the photographer knows how to pose people to make them look their very best. Also, make sure that if there was equipment failures or problems with their camera, they’re not going to freak out and completely get off track. You really want someone that knows how to handle the stress of a big day. In order to do that, you’re going to have to ask your photographer a lot of questions.

Have you met with the Wedding Photographer?

Nantucket Wedding on Main StreetI always try to meet with potential clients to get a feel for them, and I am thrilled when they want to do the same with me. Don’t underestimate the importance of liking, even bonding, with your photographer. Think of the bride/photographer relationship as a one-day best friend. You will be spending the most important day of your life with this person, so if anything about him or her rubs the wrong way – move on! Because they will be present for these intimate moments, this person should be able to set you at ease and seem trustworthy in addition to being competent in their field.

The photographer you chose should be assertive enough to get great shots of your friends and family, entertaining enough to relax folks, and calm enough to be a positive influence on your day. They should ask good questions about your day and listen to you; and while they are there they should be proactive about getting the shots you want. Learn more at

Questions to Ask Your Nantucket Wedding Photographer

  • How long have they been doing it?
  • how many weddings they’d been shooting?
  • What kind of equipment do they use?
  • Are they plugged into the photography community?
  • Does the Photographer have reviews on wedding website, or google?

These are going to be offers you some insight as to their skill level and really give you an idea of how they would handle your wedding and any kind of unforeseen circumstances that may arrive on your big day. That in mind, I know that there’s a lot of questionnaires and the internet and it’s really confusing trying to pick apart those questions and know really what to do with that information.

Reviews tell you whether or not a bride found a photographer’s services good enough (or poor enough) to spend the time to tell others about them. If reviews aren’t getting you results, request two to three references. If a photographer is reluctant to give you a list of prior clients, cross him off your list immediately!

Budget & Compatibility

FH2A0059The second factor that you need to consider when you’re choosing a photographer is compatibility. You want to make sure that you choose the person that fits not only your personal personality style, you’re going to be spending your entire day with them. So you want someone that you can talk to, communicate with and that you really get along with. I encourage you to find a photographer that already matches the style that you’re looking for. It is a lot better than trying to make a different photographer fit into the wrong kind of style images.

The other thing to consider is budgets and product offerings. You want to find somebody that’s going to fit your budgets and also offers the same products and turn around time that you’re looking for. So those are the two main things, compatibility, and skill that you need to look for in your Nantucket wedding photographer.

Does your Nantucket Photographer provide an online gallery of images?

Sharing photos on the Internet has become the norm and is something Elisa B. provides with EVERY wedding package. Couples love this option because it allows them immediate access to their photos and means they can share their entire day without carting around their wedding album.

Will the Photographer you interviews be working with you on the wedding day?

Some larger studios have several photographers on staff so make sure the photographer you interviewed is the one who will show up on the big day. Be sure to ask who shoots the event in case of an emergency or illness, whether or not they will have an assistant, etc. Learn about Nantucket wedding photographer |

Ready to put pen to paper?

Get everything in writing. If your photographer seems unwilling to do that, this is a huge red flag that you should find someone else!