Based in San Diego Paul Barnett has earned the reputation as the preeminent wedding photojournalist. Since 1991 his unique style & uncompromising craftsmanship have attracted clients world wide. True, genuine and unrehearsed, Paul’s images bring to life the small idiosyncrasies that define us as individuals, close family and good friends. Read More »
San Diego-based wedding photographer Paul Barnett is sharing his tips for couples looking to choose the right wedding photographer for their special day. Trusting the physical memories of your wedding day to another person is extremely important since there's only one chance to take all of the images you'd like to have in your album, so hopefully these tips help you make the right decision! Read below for his advice. Photo by Paul Barnett Photographer; Bridal Gown by Ines Di Santo; Planning & Design by EverAfter Events For couples in search of a wedding photographer, I suggest breaking down the criteria into three main items: 1. StyleThis is perhaps the most important criteria. If you as a couple cannot relate to the photographer’s style, their cost and personality are irrelevant. Start by asking yourself two questions in order to determine if the photographer is a good fit. - Will this style of photography stand ... Read More »
By the time most couples visit my studio for the engagement photo shoot, the bride and groom are deeply entrenched in the wedding planning. The once-romantic idea of getting married has turned to seating charts, endless décor, floral and color scheme mock-ups, spreadsheets, and budgets. It’s very easy for couples to lose sight of why they are doing this in the first place! Making matters worse is the disinterested groom. Instead of golfing with friends, his weekends are now spent being dragged from one appointment to another. Boredom turns to alienation, which soon can turn a once-nice guy into a disgruntled and resentful partner. Instead of feeling excitement for the approaching wedding day, many grooms simply detach themselves from the process and wish it were over. But don’t despair; it’s not all doom and gloom. Be sensitive to your fiancé’s wedding- planning threshold and you both can enjoy what should ... Read More »
You and your fiancé have decided to host your wedding in an exotic locale, far away from home. So, finding the right photographer is critical. Here are a few tips to help avoid missteps when searching for a photographer to document your destination wedding. No rookies. Many photographers are seduced by the thought of shooting in a picturesque, distant land. However, don’t let your wedding be their “first,” regardless of the “good deal” they are offering you. Spell it out in the contract. Destination weddings fall outside of normal wedding photography coverage, so it's best to have a clear understanding of what you expect in terms of the number of hours shot and number of images delivered. It’s work, not play! If, while interviewing a potential candidate, you get the feeling that he or she can’t wait to do a cannonball into the pool and plans on bringing his or her spouse and four ... Read More »
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