While you don’t need a professional photographer for everything, your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. And your wedding photography will only grow in value and importance as the years go by. You should entrust it to a highly trained professional photographer, someone who will do you justice on your big day.  After all, when the cake is long gone and the dress is packed away, your wedding photography will be the one lasting symbol of your perfect moment – and you will be so glad you invested in professional wedding photography.

Sometimes it is hard to determine a qualified, professional wedding photographer.  Did you know that the number of people calling themselves a “wedding photographer” is expected to increase by 12% in the next few years?  How can you be sure that these are professionally trained photographers?

Please know that when you hire me you will be securing my experience and professionalism to photograph your wedding.  You are not just hiring me for your wedding day but I will be working with you before, during and after your wedding and that is what you should consider when budgeting for your wedding photography.

I have been photographing weddings for many years and have found that most brides are looking for similar things when searching for a photographer. The following are some of the things that couples want when hiring a photographer and that MD Photography delivers!

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Top Ten Reasons to Hire MD Photography

Brides want a photographer that is willing to LISTEN to them. This means that the photographer really hears what a bride is saying before they start speaking about the next topic. This is important because it is the ability to understand what a client wants that will make a photographer deliver what a bride is expecting.
Couples know that they are going to be spending upwards of 10 hours with someone on an important day so they want to “click” with their photographer. I believe that an important part of choosing a photographer is the rapport that you develop with him or her. Let’s meet in person so that I can show you more of my work and discuss my skills, experience, and services that I can provide to you.
Today couples are looking for something different in photography. I try to mix traditional images with photojournalistic images while paying close attention to details. Details are very important to brides and they appreciate a photographer that focuses on all of the details of their wedding.
Brides put flexibility high on their list. This includes being able to adjust to any situation on the wedding day as well as flexibility in their wedding packages. I have designed my wedding collections to be as flexible as possible. We have a new, innovative pricing structure that includes Customize Your Own Wedding Collection that gives you the most flexibility in purchasing what you want. If you don’t see something or would like something different – just ask me! My goal is to make sure you are completely satisfied with your wedding images and bridal products.
Couples want a photographer that will be courteous, respectful, and unobtrusive. I will always arrive on time, dressed in a suit and tie, and I only use the latest professional digital cameras and computer equipment. I am also a current member of the following professional organizations: Professional Photographers of America and Triangle Photographers Association. If you’ve never worked with a professional photographer, you could think that it wouldn’t matter who took your picture. After all, if similar equipment were used, how different would you look? But nothing could be further from the truth. The most flattering portraits demand expertise in posing, composition, camera angle, lens choice, and the ability to analyze your facial structure and body type to ensure the most flattering choice of lens and lighting.
Prices for photographers can vary from several hundred dollars to over $10,000. At the low end are usually people who do not have much experience. MD Photography strives to provide beautiful images at a price you can afford. My packages start at $1,200 and include unlimited all day coverage (except Limited Collection) and all of the images from your wedding day.
Couples want their photographer to have lots of experience in order to handle the stresses of the wedding day. There are many things going on at once during a wedding and the experienced photographer knows how to bring everything together in an orderly fashion. Don’t stress! I am an award winning professional Pittsburgh wedding photographer with over 25 years of experience. I have photographed hundreds of weddings of all denominations and can give you the personalized attention and the artistic touch that no other photographer can measure up to.
Couples like to know that someone will be there throughout the wedding day to capture all of the wedding moments. Having unlimited time can give you the peace of mind to know that those moments will be captured. MD Photography will give you complete wedding day coverage – no time limit (does not include Limited Collection). You won’t have to worry if I’ll be there long enough. I’ll be there to capture each moment from start to finish.
Everything old is new again. Most couples want a mixture of color and black and white. Black and white gives a photojournalistic look to a photograph. MD Photography provides both color and black and white images from the wedding day.
Most couples these days want the opportunity to purchase or have included in their package the digital files of their wedding day. MD Photography provides each bridal couple with a DVD with a complete set of image files and full reprint rights. You can use these to post on Facebook, make thank you cards, or print at local or on-line labs. All MD Photography wedding collections also include online proofing with unlimited images. Even your friends that live in Arizona will be able to see your wedding photos.
Those brides that choose to receive an album will receive a professional storybook album that is a unique piece of work. I do not use templates like some studios. Each book is a one of a kind creation and you can make any changes to it that you want. And, of course, you get to pick the images that you want in your storybook album.

So go ahead and read more about me and then give me a call. Let’s meet and I can learn more about you and your plans for your wedding – how you met, the colors of your bridesmaid dresses and all of the other details of your wedding that you are working so hard on. We can talk about how I can help you capture those details in beautiful images that you will have for many years to come.