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4 Keys & 5 Questions to hiring the right Photographer/Film Maker

So you just got engaged...congrats to you and yours! Now its time pick your wedding date and select a venue. Once those items have been squared away most people will now start working on selecting the various vendors (photo, video, DJ, band, florist, etc) that are needed. One of the first things people take care is the photography and video. So you jump online and do some quick research and schedule the face to face appointments.  

bride and groom

So many times couples have come into the studio and have said the following things to me: “your our first meeting so we don't know what to ask”, “we've never done this before (being married), so we don't know what we should ask or say”...although those are fair statements...my strong recommendation to you is be prepared to have a consultation before the actual consultation.   

4 steps to take before your consultation:

Before going into a consultation with a photographer/videographer make sure that:

1. you have seen their work and love it – from their website, Facebook and Pinterest

2. Read up on any reviews...what do other couples think of the company

3. Set a budget – What is your balance between the investment and the importance of quality work

4. Have an idea of what you are looking for in terms of coverage and final product. Are you looking to keep things basic (just the files) or are you looking for albums, canvases, etc. The more focused you are the easier it will be to find the right person or company for you.

Once your at the consultation:

5 real world questions to ask during the meeting -

1. What happens in case of an emergency? Specifically what are your emergency plans? - this is important to know the company you are dealing with has thought this out and has a logical plan. If the company doesn't have a solid plan, they may not be the right one for you.

2. If photo and video come from different companies how do you work together? - I always tell people you have 1 aisle to walk down and 1 aisle to walk back and you have at least 2 people trying to get the shot...it helps if photo and video have worked together many times and can work in harmony

3. What is your turn around time for delivering the photos and video after the wedding? - Asking this will help manage your expectations on when things are delivered.

4. Have you shot at my venue and if not please tell me how you would prepare yourself for our wedding? This will help you gain some insight into experience and planning

5. How do you manage the actual day of our wedding? What is your style for managing the day? - This will help you understand the demeanor of the person or company taking the images and does that fit your personality and get the job done.

I hope this helps you out...any questions please send me a message at pclayman@nhimages.com or call 603.566.7911. Enjoy the journey of planning for your special day :)


Wedding Photography Testimonial: Jen and Chris

Hi Everyone,

 I hope this blog sees you well.  Jen and Chris came in today to look at albums and pics and all that good stuff.  They were married last fall in Meredith, NH (Chase House www.millfalls.com).  We took some beautiful wedding photos and had a lot of fun in the process.  I am collecting and recording testimonials of couples experience with NH Images and there will be many more to come.  If you have any questions, or would like to talk with us further, please email info@nhimages.com or call 603.888.7204.  Thanks for reading and watching.

3 Wedding Photography Tips


Hi Everyone,

I hope this blog sees you well.  We have done so many weddings over the years and here are a couple of wedding photography tips we would like to pass along:

  • Do an engagement session ahead of the wedding - We have done countless engagement sessions with couples over the years. The feedback has been about how much more relaxed they were with the whole photography process. By bonding ahead of the wedding through an engagement session we get to know you more and vice versa...and yes the pictures come out that much better!
  • Tell your family ahead of time about the photography - Family pictures are always the greatest challenge, not because they are hard to do but rather they are hard to get done. If you tell your immediate family that they are wanted in pictures you are more likely to be successful in getting all the key images that you want. I see time and time again families hunting down key members and this takes time to do.
  • Stop dancing with your drink - It's great to celebrate and it's great to have a drink. However when you look back on your pics during the reception someone will wonder who did you marry...the love of your life or someone named bud light!

Enclosed are some images from a recent engagement session.  We hope this helps out your day. 

Engagement Session PhotoEngagement Session PhotographyEngagement Announcement 

All the best,



5 Tips for an Amazing Wedding Day

Church Landing BrideOnce engaged, couples spend a lot of time planning for the big day and all the little details but usually in the midst of it all, some of the smallest yet most important things can get overlooked. 

1. Don't forget to eat!  - Many brides and grooms forget to eat and after a sip of Champagne find themselves a little tipsy or faint.  A light breakfast or lunch will give you that much needed energy to get through the day.  Don't forget to keep hydrated too!

2. Designate Duties.  - Have a bridesmaid or groomsman take care of last minute payments to vendors, worrying about your gift table and holding on to your personal items.  That's one less thing you'll need to worry about.

3. Something will go wrong.  - Everyone wants the perfect wedding day, and chances are that it will be.  But there is also the chance that something will go not exactly as planned.  It could be the weather, that you're 5 minutes late to the ceremony, or that something wasn't put out properly at the reception.  The important thing is to not stress over these little details and if you are prepared for something to go wrong ahead of time, then it won't seem like a big deal.  Nobody is going to know but you that something is different and the most important thing still happened.  You got married to the love of your life.

4. Say Thank You.  - Throughout the day remember to thank all of the people that helped you in planning your wedding day and your friends and family for attending.  Their love and support helped to get you to your wedding day.      

5. Enjoy Eachother!  - This day is about the two of you and your love.  Don't let any of the stressful moments of the day get in the way of that.  And when you're standing there during your vows, really look your fiance in the eyes and savor the moment.  It only happens once.

All my best,




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