Rochester wedding and portrait photographer

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Rochester wedding and portrait photographer Asif Ali of A Touch of Elegance Photography offers Rochester brides and families the very best in Rochester wedding and portrait photography.

Are you getting married in the greater Rochester area? Who will be your Rochester wedding photographer?

Here is a list of some of the things you should consider when looking for a Rochester wedding photographer.

//1 personality

When selecting Rochester wedding photographer you are choosing more than just a photographer for your wedding day. You are hiring a wedding photographer who is going to be with you, your family and your party all day on your wedding day. Personality is a huge part of the selection process and should not be overlooked or discounted in any way.

Your Rochester wedding photographer’s personality can set the tone for your entire wedding day and your bridal party. Ultimately it can impact your wedding photography altogether. You will more than likely be working with your wedding photographer for a year, or longer in some cases, by the time you factor in your engagement session and post wedding photography and albums. Make sure your Rochester wedding photographer is a good fit for you.

//2 price

While price is always a factor when selecting your Rochester wedding photographer, it should not be the only thing that matters. All too often we hear horror stories from brides who made a decision for their wedding photography based purely on price. It turns out to be foolish in the end. When its all said and done, your wedding photography will be all you have to remember your wedding day.

//3 wedding albums

What will you do with all your images from your wedding photographer? Most people opt to place them in a beautifully designed wedding album that your wedding photographer should provide you with. Don’t underestimate the importance of a wedding album from your wedding day. This is your first family heirloom and your one keepsake you will have forever to remember your Rochester wedding.

When selecting a Rochester wedding photographer you should look for an album that best represents you and your new family. Wedding albums come in all shapes and sizes. Questions you should ask. Your Rochester wedding photographer 1) How many pages come in the wedding album? 2) How many images will be in the wedding album? 3) What cover and presentation options are available for my wedding album?

//4 coverage

Something often overlooked when selecting a Rochester wedding photographer is the number of hours that will be offered during the coverage of your Rochester wedding. Typically you will want your wedding photographer to be with you to document all the moments of your wedding day. After all, that’s what you are hiring them for. That being said, typical coverage requirements for your wedding day should be about 8-10 hours.

Be careful here. Some Rochester wedding photographers offer cut-rate prices by offering you less than adequate wedding coverage for your day. These become hidden costs and once you realize it, it’s often too late.

//5 number of wedding photographers

How many Rochester wedding photographers will be at your event? Most events don't really need two wedding photographers in spite of popular belief. This is because most of the time the second photographer ends up being an assistant or an untrained-aspiring photographer with a camera. The credentials of the second photographer should be just as important as the primary photographer. Instead of coming with a second photographer, Rochester wedding photographer Asif Ali comes with a trained assistant to help create amazing and memorable images for your Rochester wedding. We could either give you two mediocre images that are similar or one spectacular image that was created just for you. This is done through the proper use of flash and lighting equipment that the assistant can strategically place to create one-of-a-kind wedding imagery for your wedding day. Having a second photographer is not necessarily a guarantee that special moments won't be missed. Moments aren't captured by two photographers. Moments are captured by the right photographer who knows when to look out for those moments.

Asif Ali of A Touch of Elegance Photography is a wedding photographer based in Rochester, NY offering wedding photography in the greater Rochester area, finger lakes, Buffalo NY, Syracuse NY and destinations beyond.

For more information about this Rochester wedding photographer, please visit or call 585.421.9650