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Choosing a Wedding Photographer in Boise

Choosing a wedding photographer in Boise can be difficult with so many amazing options, but we'll help you get started finding the perfect photographer for your wedding day!

Congrats, you're engaged and looking for a wedding photographer in Boise!

You finally have time to sit down at your computer to kick off wedding planning. You open your web browser and stare at the cursor blinking in the search bar thinking, I don’t even know where to start. You type in a simple search like “Boise wedding photographers" and get about thousands of search results. COME ON.  

Choosing a wedding photographer can be difficult with so many options in the Boise area.

It’s easy to google tips for finding the perfect wedding photographer, but we actually think that's not the first step!

Knowing what you’re looking for will change the game when it comes to searching for a wedding photographer in Boise.

To help you figure that out, we want to share our top 4 steps, in order, for choosing a wedding photographer in Boise (AND, of course, you can apply this information to other locations as well!)...

couple smiling in wedding photo at Chateau des Fleurs

4 Steps for Choosing the perfect Wedding Photographer in Boise for you:


Our #1 Tip for Choosing a Wedding Photographer in Boise: Value

What do you value when it comes to your wedding images? Why are you hiring a wedding photographer? If you’re not sure, ask yourself this question:  

When you sit down after receiving your wedding photos, who will be there and which moments are you MOST excited to see in your photographs?  

Answering this question will help you discern what YOU value when it comes to wedding photography and will clarify what kind of photographer you’re looking for.  It’s great to find a photographer whose pricing fits in your budget, one who has a beautiful website or Instagram profile, one who can answer all your questions, but when it comes down to it, the most important connection point lies in shared values.

couple under a tree on their wedding day
bride and groom on their wedding day
bride crying during wedding at Deerflat Ranch

#2 for Choosing a Wedding Photographer in Boise: Style of Wedding Photography

What kind of photographic style do you prefer? Do you want a photographer who’s photojournalistic, one who will shoot with a documentary-like style, shooting mostly spontaneous, unposed images?  Do you want a photographer who shoots classic portraiture, one similar to the photographer who shot your parents’ wedding album, with beautifully lit and posed portraits?  Do you want a photographer who uses unique angles and dramatic light?  Or do you a photographer whose images are bright, airy, and romantic? Explore what styles you’re drawn to in terms of posing, light, editing, etc. before reaching out to specific photographers.

downtown engagement photo
biracial couple kissing under floral wedding arch

#3 for Choosing a Wedding Photographer in Boise: Connection

Reach out to a photographer or photographers who match your style preferences. Ask some questions and get a feel for their personalities. Would you enjoy having that person present for the majority of your wedding day?  Your photographer(s), even when they blend in well, will be present for every almost every intimate moment, every celebration, and every tear of joy. Choose someone who’s both professional and relatable.  In other words, pick someone you like!

couple laughing with wedding photographer

#4 for Choosing a Wedding Photographer in Boise: Investment and Details

This is the step a lot of couples jump to right away, BUT we think it’s SO important to explore and think about what you’re really wanting FIRST. Once you have an idea of what you’re really looking for, it’s time to ask about the details.  (Don’t get us wrong, it’s okay to ask about price range during the Connection step to make sure you’re not completely wasting your time or a photographer’s.) Now’s the time to ask questions about pricing, collections, products, etc.  

luxury wedding decor
bride and groom laughing under wedding arch

Happy searching!

If you're looking for a wedding photographer in Boise or Chicago, we'd love to connect if you fill out our contact form!

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Becky Dean
I'm a Co-founder and Lead Photographer at Pen and Lens.

Wedding photography is my heartbeat. I love capturing the interactions between the bride and her tribe as they get ready together, the look on a groom’s face when he FINALLY sees his bride for the first time, and the way a dad wraps his arms around his baby girl on her wedding day. Bride and groom portraits make my heart jump and I cry on almost every wedding day.

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