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Questions to ask your Photographer

Interview Your Photographer

5 Questions to ask your Photographer

If you’ve never had professional photos taken, it can be overwhelming to have your first photo session be on your wedding day! This is why we always encourage you to use the same photographer for your wedding and your engagement photos to break the ice and get to know each other. You should enjoy your time with your photographer on your wedding day, and we encourage you to get to know your Head and Heart Photographer personally before your big day. Our team here at H&H is readily available to answer any and all questions you might have before your session! Here are 5 questions to ask your photographer before your engagement – or any –  session!

Do you have an Instagram?

Follow your photographer on Instagram! You can get a feel for their more unique style, and this might trigger some ideas you might have for your wedding photography.

Do you have any favorite spots to shoot?

Specifically for engagement sessions, our team has shot at some of the most beautiful locations in Santa Barbara. Let your photographer know your vision for your engagement photos, and see if they have a great location to refer you to!

What should we wear?

Styling a shoot is a very important element of making you feel comfortable in your session. For example, you don’t want to wear high heels to a beach photography session. Yes, that might look great for a fashion shoot, but your engagement and wedding photos should highlight your emotions, and we certainly want to make sure that you are comfortable at all times. We will likely recommend a few clothing options, based on the session’s location


What timeline would you recommend? 

The golden hour before sunset is what makes those dreamy and soft photos look so amazing. However, in order to get to a location where the golden hour is producing those perfect rays, we might need to travel a bit. When scheduling a shoot, we take into consideration that we might be shooting at a very popular place. We might recommend adding some time into the timeline for parking, walking, and also avoiding any distractions such as other photo shoots taking place, or people just enjoying the view. Ask us what sort of things we might encounter, in order to make your engagement session not rushed, or stressful to get to.


What are your most favorite photos you’ve ever shot? 

This is a great question to ask. Photographers love to tell stories. We love to relive our images, and in having that discussion, we might come up with some amazing images we might not have identified without having that discussion. It’s also a great way for us to get to know you and your style! Of course, our most favorite photos are always going to be the images we create for your engagement and wedding, but it’s a great place to start.


We’re looking forward to hearing from you! Our team here at Head and Heart Photography is available for booking in 2018 – 2019. Let us know if you have more questions to ask your photographer – our team would love to help. Or, send us an inquiry today! 

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Wedding Websites & Invitations

Going Digital With Basic Invite

Free Wedding Websites for Desktop, Mobile, iPad and more!

Today we’re talking wedding-related technology because we’ve recently teamed up with online stationery design company, Basic Invite. Not only is Basic Invite an online wedding invitation vendor, but they also utilize their online niche in many others ways including their new and completely free online wedding websites. Basic Invite takes care of their couples and customers from start to finish meaning their services go beyond what you would expect for wedding websites.

We will get to everything else Basic Invite has to offer, but first let’s dive a little deeper into what it means to create an online wedding website and why using this technology during the course of your wedding is a total win!

From the time you’re engaged to the moment you say I do, making plans is endless. There are countless parties and forever changing arrangements and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the texts, phone calls, and paper invitations updating and inviting your guests to various celebrations. That’s where your wedding website comes in clutch. You can utilize a website as a destination for all of the info guests need and it doesn’t have to be wedding day exclusive. Creating a website at the start of your engagement and making updates throughout is so smart and will keep you and your loved ones on the same page.

Wedding Websites

The best free wedding websites, packed with useful features!

  • 150 wedding website templates
  • Matching wedding invitations for every website design
  • Web, tablet, and mobile optimized
  • Address collection services
  • Digital rsvp’s
  • Real time updates
  • Photo galleries
  • Maps, registries, and so much more!

Use coupon code HeadAndHeart for 15% off all your wedding paper needs!

Another great thing about Basic Invite is all of the customization options for their websites carry over to their wedding invitations and stationery. You can choose from 180 colors, 100 fonts, and so many more features in order to create an invite that’s unique to you – each and every time.

Since learning about Basic Invite and all they have to offer, I will definitely suggest their services and am putting my stamp of approval on going digital! To learn more about Basic Invite follow them on social media at @basicinvite. And don’t forget to use coupon code HeadAndHeart for 15% off all your wedding paper needs.

Wedding Invitations


Visit Basic Invite now to explore their beautiful wedding website & invitation options!

Basic Invite has the best free wedding websites, which are jam-packed with useful features. From address collection, to digital RSVPs! All you have to do to create a website is head over to Basic Invite and choose your favorite template and everything you need will be right before your eyes ready to be customized and updated to suit your needs.


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