Selecting a Wedding Photographer

Tips for selecting a wedding photographer

Selecting Scott

Scott has been photographing Weddings since 1984, and has now photographed at hundreds of locations throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. With this experience, Scott knows what to expect, and will capture beautiful and exciting photos throughout the day.

Scott stays relaxed to keep you and your family relaxed too. It’s amazing how often the extended family and wedding party appreciates the little things like remembering their names. Scott is great at keeping everyone at ease the entire day, leaving you secure and comfortable to enjoy the celebration.

Pre-Event Preparation and Considerations

Preparation and communication are key to an easy day and great photographs and help Scott understand the flow of your event beforehand.

A few weeks before the event, the Bride and Groom, and Scott, will discuss the family groupings, key details, decor you want to highlight, as well as the schedule and ensuing highlights of the entire day. This will allow Scott to appropriately block time for all of the day's events while also freeing you up to enjoy your special day.

Personal Portrait Session (optional)

Consider whether you want an engagement session of yourselves. The photos may be used for “Save the Date” cards, thank you cards, or even a framed signature board at the wedding for all the guests to sign. If so, you may want to arrange a separate photo session with Scott. This session is a good way for Scott and yourselves to get to know one another and build some rapport. Plus any feedback you provide Scott is always helpful before the Wedding day. There are a lot of beautiful places in the Bay Area. Scott can help select where might be best, or is certainly open to new locations.

Typical Wedding Day 

Prior to Ceremony:

    • Getting ready photos
    • First Look Photos between Bride and Groom
    • Individual Portraits and together Portraits of Bride and Groom
    • Wedding Party Portraits
    • Family Portraits

Wedding Ceremony


    • Decor photos when I first arrive
    • Celebration and Party Photos - including, but not limited to:
      • Bride and Groom Arrival
      • Introductions
      • Toasts and welcomes
      • 1st dances
      • Cake cutting
      • Bouquet and garter (if happening)
      • more and more dancing!
      • More and more candids!

Photography Equipment / Photo Touchups & Editing

Scott uses the most current cameras on the market which provide the highest quality images. These cameras may be placed in “silent mode” during the ceremonies to be as unobtrusive as possible. Once back in the studio, Scott downloads and backs up all the images before the editing process begins. The selected photos are then color balanced, cropped, and straightened, so that every photo you receive looks good. Images are usually available online within one week.

Post Production and Prints

All photos are backed up in multiple locations, and are also posted online (password protected) for your family and friends to view. The photos are posted for 6 months, but can easily be extended for no extra fee.

Depending on your preferences, Scott can provide practically any sized prints you’d like, as well as canvas mounts, wall hangings, and the high resolution digital files too. Scott also provides Keepsake Albums in 8x8, 10x10, and 12x12 sizes. The albums may be created from a variety of cover materials and colors, including a see-through acrylic cover which is the most popular.

Booking your event

It’s always best to reach out sooner than later to secure Scott’s services. But who knows? Maybe you’ll get lucky with an open date at the last minute.