Effingham, IL Wedding Photographer

Effingham, IL wedding photographer Steffen Harris offers Effingham brides the absolute best in Effingham, Il wedding photography.

Are you getting married in Effingham or the surrounding area? Who will be your wedding photographer?

Below is a list of just a few things to consider when searching for a wedding photographer:

1. Personality

This is probably the single most important thing to consider when selecting an Effingham, IL wedding photographer. Your wedding photographer will be with you, your family and wedding party all day on your wedding day. Personality is critical to the selection process and should be a factor that weighs heavily in choosing your wedding photographer.

Your Effingham, IL wedding photographer’s personality can set the tone for the wedding day. In many cases you will be working alongside your photographer for up to a year or more in some cases when you factor in the initial meeting, engagement pictures all the way to your wedding album selection.

2. Turnaround Time

Often overlooked when choosing an Effingham, IL wedding photographer, turnaround time can often times become a surprise after the wedding day is over and your wedding photographer surprises you with a 6 month or more turnaround time. Steffen Harris Photography provides couples with 2-4 week turnaround time for wedding pictures so that you aren your spouse do not have to wait long to see the pictures from your wedding day! Many Effingham, IL wedding photographers will not tell you up front what their turnaround time is and by the time you are able to view your wedding pictures, the thrill of reliving the day is not present because of the way. Our couples never have to worry about this wait or disappointment.

 3. Price

While price is always a factor when choosing your Effingham, IL wedding photographer, it should not be the determining factor. Many wedding photographers provide a cut rate price, but along with that comes a cut rate service. When the wedding day comes to an end, all that remains are the wedding day pictures, and these will all that will be left to remember your big day together.

4. Experience

This does not necessarily mean experience in terms of how many years the Effingham, IL wedding photographer has worked, but rather how much knowledge do they have about their equipment. In today’s digital age, many think that because the digital camera produces the pictures immediately that they are capable of photographing a wedding. Recently a quote going around on social media said, “If you think a professional is expensive, let an amateur do it.” A professional is someone who dedicates all of their time to learn skills of the trade; how to photograph in dark locations without flash and without noise present in the picture, how to work with off camera flash or even on camera flash, and of course many other factors that play into photographing a wedding day. When choosing an Effingham, IL wedding photographer, be sure that they know how to work with all kinds of environments and lighting situations and even ask them to provide examples of their work in these kinds of situations.

5. Wedding Albums

Now that the wedding day is over, how will you show off all of your wedding pictures to friends and family, and even enjoy them for yourselves so that you can relive the day over and over? Many people choose to put them in a beautiful hand-made, custom designed wedding album that your wedding photographer should provide you with. Do not underestimate the value of this album, this is your first family heirloom and your one keepsake you will have forever to remember your wedding day.

Steffen Harris Photography is an Effingham, IL wedding photographer based in Altamont, IL offering wedding photography in the Effingham, IL area including Vandalia IL, Teutopolis IL, Mattoon IL, Shelbyville IL, Chicago IL, St. Louis MO, and destinations nationwide and worldwide.

For more information about this Effingham, IL wedding photographer please visit www.steffenharris.com or call 618.267.3121