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Welcome to Tony's Blog!

Having settled in Denver, Colo., after years of living and working as a professional photographer in New York City and San Francisco, I spend my days (and quite a few nights) taking pictures. My love for photography is more than a passion; it’s an obsession, and I’m constantly in search for the next story I can tell through my camera lens.

What to Avoid When Hiring a Denver Wedding Photographer


While a denver wedding photographer will give you a majority of the direction while setting up the photos, you’re still going to have to put in some effort. Putting on a wedding is no easy task, from the vendors you need to hire, to photographers, to producing invitations, all while attempting to stay under budget…? Yikes. Many don’t realize how many little details are within planning certain aspects of the wedding, but the one aspect we’re going to focus on is the photography.

5 Things to Avoid When Hiring a Denver Photographer

Don’t book two photographers

  1. To pull off a wedding, many photographers have assistants, so there’s no need to go hiring two different companies. If you want photos of the groom’s side as well as the bride’s, tell the photographer that so they know what equipment they’ll need to bring and how much man power.

  2. Don’t pick quantity over quality

    Yes, every wedding has a budget, but that doesn’t mean you should book any photographer just because they’re cheaper. Of course, you want to have a ton of wedding photos to share, but with the development of social media, you don’t need to invest in dozens of photo albums because you can just share them online. This way, you can focus on putting together one amazing album for you and your new spouse.

  3. Consider the location

    If your Denver photographer has to travel to your wedding, you want to make sure that they not only have the correct directions, but also that you recommend hotels that are near the location. The photographer is going to have to spend just as much time at the location as you to determine the lighting and plan out where to set up the photos.

  4. Make sure you read and sign a contract

    A reliable wedding photographer should offer you a contract, and that’s something you want to read. While they should tell you any important facts you need to know about their services, there’s always the chance that they left something out. You’ll also just want to double check that the dates, times, locations, etc are all correct.

  5. Don’t ask for every raw file

    You don’t need to raw files to your wedding photos. Your wedding photographer will take thousands of photos on your wedding day and the ones that are chosen are chosen for a reason. No one understands the lighting better than the photographer and they’re going to pick the shots that are not only clear, but that also fit their criteria