Let’s face it – there’s no shortage of photographers in this day and age. Technically-correct “pretty” photos should not even be the real consideration when choosing your wedding photographer because we all hope and trust that they are able to do their “job” of creating correctly exposed, in focus, and edited images. (Of course that’s not always the case, but let’s assume that you’ve already narrowed it down to competent professionals who edit with a style that you love). What then comes into play is the experience you have and what will be in those photos that you receive. It becomes about the emotions and the bonds between your family and closest friends on the day you’ve been planning for so long. These are the physical connections to the memories that you’ll store and envision in your mind every time you think back on your wedding day. It’s about so much more than just that one day when you get married. It’s about the years to come and the stories you’ll be able to share as you flip through the pages of your album and laugh with your children over how much hair grandpa had ‘back then’. It’s being able to show them that they have great-grandma’s eyes and tell them stories about when you were growing up. It’s a gateway to your memories. Make sure you choose a photographer who truly understands the importance of what they are capturing for your families.