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Using Our Associate Photographers for your Wedding Day

Everything you need to know if you are going to hire an associate wedding photographer through a photography company that you love.

What is an Associate Photographer?

An associate photographer is a hired photographer of the same level of experience as the owner + main photographer (that’s me, Jessica) that is utilized for multiple weddings per day in a company or to cover in case of emergencies. They work under the company in which they are hired which means they have the same professional equipment, knowledge, and skill to photograph the day of the wedding but follow closely to Jessica’s procedures and approach so you can still have the Jessica Yahn Photography experience from initial consultation through the delivery of your gallery. Associate photographers have worked with us on prior weddings so they understand our approach and specific style well in addition to going through a rigorous application as well as working with us prior to any wedding. They are given extensive notes in advance so they are fully prepared on your wedding day. In addition to the overall skill-set, the personality of the associate photographer is a huge factor in pairing them with a couple for their wedding day.

Why Use an Associate Photographer?

Some wedding dates are extremely sought after, especially during the height of the season from May thru November. A lot of photographers utilize this as a great option for couples that love their work, set-up, and other options offered when we can’t be in two places at once. This is also common to have in place for any unexpected emergencies that happen so no couple is left without a skilled photography team on their wedding day.

What is Jessica Yahn Photography’s Role and the Benefits?

  • you receive the same style of photography that you see on our website and on social media.

  • Jessica is taking care of all the editing so the final look is consistent.

  • all planning, email + phone correspondence, problem-solving, and online management software is with Jessica to keep things organized and on schedule, throughout your engagement.

  • the engagement session is done with your main photographer to learn the posing and feel comfortable being in front of the camera before your wedding day.

  • all of your fully edited photos are delivered through an upgraded online gallery.

  • there is usually an extra incentive for booking, so if the coverage you were hoping for was slightly out of budget, this may be a great option to get you in the range you are more comfortable spending for your wedding photography experience.


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