St. Petersburg Professional Wedding Photography

Because your wedding is so important… do not make the mistake of choosing a photographer just because of the Internet site and the lowest prices. You wouldn’t shop for your reception hall without visiting it and meeting the manager, or order food without having a reference as to it’s quality. The same goes for the person who will accompany you during the most important day of your life.

You want to know that this person will not only create beautiful images but you want to feel that they understand exactly what you want and that you feel very comfortable with them. This is a decision that is a very emotional one, these images will relate and recall very special moments of this day; you want to be sure of making the right choice. You are investing a lot of time, energy and money in making this event, a memorable one. Take the time to look at your best value options. You know deep down, it’s not only a matter of getting the cheapest but getting the best for your money.

We provide a professional quality wedding photography service we are always early and always willing to go that extra mile to help in any way that we can. We offer storybook styled wedding albums & can capture everything from getting ready to the very end. We offer many different collections to capture your special day and to fit your needs and wants.

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We offer a variety of different collections, but can design a package of your choice that best fits your personal needs.

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Choosing a wedding Photographer

You only have one chance to get the pictures right.  Rather than hoping that Uncle Bob remembers how to operate a camera from his college photography class, budget in a professional photographer to insure everything will go smoothly.  Here are some tips for choosing a photographer who’s right for you:

Ask around for recommendations.
As with many things in life, hearing good things about a photographer from people you know and trust can be a much more reliable indicator than a fancy Website or brochure.

Find someone who specializes in weddings.
This will assure that he or she is ready for all expected and unexpected events that happen in the process of tying the knot.

Be able to verbalize your personal taste.
Knowing and being able to say what you like and don’t like will assure your personal tastes are reflected in the style and quality of photography that you want. Tear out images from magazines or borrow wedding albums from friends to showcase what you like and, just as importantly, what you don’t like.

Go with your gut.
The photographer you want to go with is the one with whom you share a connection.  This will lead to a level of comfort and confidence that you want conveyed in every shot.

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Ask every question that comes to mind such as do they rent or own good quality equipment. Do they have insurance?  Are they experienced? Do they back up their files?

Your budget.
Having a budget set is very important.  The cost of a average wedding today rings in at about $27,000 Usually close to or more than 50 percent of the wedding budget is allotted to the wedding reception.  The rest of the breakdown looks generally like this:

  • Photography                      10%
  • Music                                 10%
  • Stationery                          4%
  • Flowers                             10%
  • Wedding Attire                  10%
  • Additional Expenses         6%

DESIGNING THE PERFECT ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Here at Jonathan Fanning Studio & Gallery, we understand that your engagement session is going to be the beginning of a new adventure in your life. We want to document this special time for you and begin capturing memories that last a lifetime!

To ensure your portrait is as beautiful as can be, try to follow these suggested guidelines:tampa-wedding-photographer-rusty-pelican-clearwater-wedding-clearwater-wedding-photographer-jonathan-fanning-853

  1. Schedule your engagement session a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks prior to your wedding day. The sooner the better! This allows adequate time for file processing and album designs.

  2. Choose outfits that suit your personality and make you feel attractive! Make sure you create color harmony and both outfits coordinate well together. Please do not wear short shorts or skirts. This makes posing more difficult. Long, flowing dresses, jeans, or khakis make better selections.

  3. Start thinking about props! This can make your photograph special and unique. Consider a picnic basket with a wine glasses and a blanket, a straw hat, a musical instrument, even your pet! We can also utilize larger objects such as: boats, sports cars, planes, or motorcycles.

  4. Do not worry about the location! Once you chose your wardrobe and schedule an appointment, we will discuss location and time with you. We have a wide variety of fun unique locations!

  5. Become alert to interesting photographs. Look out for romantic postcards or magazine advertisements (fragrance ads are always good) so that we can get an idea on what you have envisioned.

  6. Keep in mind that many couples chose to utilize their Engagement Portrait to display at their reception, or to include in invitations, albums, etc.

  7. Have fun!

Feel free to contact us at 727.851.9965, if you have any questions, concerns, or to schedule your Engagement session!

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