SPOILER ALERT! I'm not for everyone.
So you've decided to book a photographer and you search for local photographers in Google and discover there are TONS. How overwhelming!! Esther Moerman Photo (EMP) pops up among the search results and you are trying to decide if I would be the BEST FIT to document your engagement and wedding day. Finding YOUR photographer has so many aspects and I want it to be the perfect match for you. So let me make this decision a little bit easier for you with a short but ESSENTIAL list of "Good Fit Factors" to see if we will TOTALLY VIBE during our time together.
Good Fit Factor #1: You are ready to have a good time and love to laugh!
I should probably let you know ahead of time that I am a bit of a hoot. I LOVE to laugh, chat, and joke around, so we will be doing that throughout our whole session together. The best part is, the MORE we laugh and chat, the BETTER your photos will be. But you may not feel that way! So if you are looking for a more serious shoot you may want to find someone else.
Good Fit Factor #2: You LOVE candid photos over stiff posing.
We will be doing a lot of movement during our session so I can capture genuine, unposed moments. Most of the photos you will receive from me after our session will be of you and your love interacting with each other rather than looking at my camera smiling. I need to know that you are ALSO into candid photos BEFORE we book together!! If you don't love candids as much as I do that's totally cool, but don't book me because I'm not your perfect photographer match!
Good Fit Factor #3: You want your photos to have BRIGHT and VIBRANT colours.
I edit your photos to represent my brand, and I decided early in my business that I wanted my photos to be BRIGHT and VIBRANT. The photos in this blog post will give you a perfect idea of how your photos will look if you book with me, so give them a browse and see if they give you the energy and joy that I aim for with my editing style.
Good Fit Factor #4: You consider photos an investment.
I have carefully put together my pricing guides and packages to ensure the best service possible. You can 100% count on my packages to be on the higher end when comparison shopping for Wedding Photographers. I have put a lot of time and effort into my business and want to offer an amazing client experience for you! If you are more looking for someone who's just there with a camera to snap a few shots, that's totally cool but I'm not your perfect fit.
Good Fit Factor #5: Your relationship has a fun, giddy, humorous, goofy aspect to it!
You enjoy having a good time together, and by "good time" I mean sneak attack bear hugs, rolling in the grass, scooping and spinning, tickle wars, and dancing like I'm not there! These describe some of the prompts I will be using with you, and they will create the most beautiful photos if they are capturing a fun and silly side of your relationship that was ALREADY there to begin with.
Good Fit Factor #6: You are confident that you can trust the professional (yup, that's me).
I need to know ahead of time that I can freely use up all of my creative juices and not be interrupted with second guessing or multiple concerns during the session. Nerves in front of the camera are totally okay, but you also have to be able to follow my directions and trust that they will create the best results in the end! If you feel it would be too hard to give 100% of your trust, that's totally okay! Just don't book me because I'm not for you and I'm okay with that.
Think of our sessions like a few otters splashing around having some fun, and I'll have my camera there ;)
To wrap things up, I am fully aware that I built my business to serve a specific, narrow NICHE of people. The first part is COUPLES, and the next part is all the specifics I listed above to make sure I'm the right fit for these couples who are interested in my services.
I am very open to discussing if we'd be a perfect fit, and it's part of my policy to have a ZOOM call with any couples who are considering booking me for their weddings. This initial call is basically to figure out if we would be the perfect fit. It is for the benefit of both parties to ensure that we are a PERFECT MATCH!
Before you close this blog post, check out a few more examples of my work below to see if it's the kind of style you are looking for in your photos. Can't wait to meet with you!!!