November 07, 2013


Welcome to WeddingPhotography411.com! We created this site to educate future brides and grooms about the most important part of any wedding day, their wedding photographs. As wedding photographers, nothing is more heart breaking than to hear a couples horror story about how they hated their wedding pictures or even worse, that not one picture turned out! This usually happens due to lack of knowledge of how to find and hire a great wedding photographer. We created this blog to help you understand everything there is to know about getting great wedding photography. If we can keep a bad or disappointing wedding photography experience from happening then this expression of our passion will be a success.


With over forty years of combined experience photographing weddings Robert Evans and Ryan Phillips together with their team, we have spent countless hours putting together the most comprehensive guide for new couples to navigate their way through the ins and outs of wedding photography. We will cover everything from choosing the right photographer, dissecting their packages and creating the perfect timeline.  We will add tips from some of the most well known and respected event planners in the industry. Each week the site will be updated with new tips for getting the most out of your wedding photography. For more about Ryan and Robert you can read their individual bios under the About heading in the top right navigation bar.



This post will always live in the top left hand corner of our site. We want you to check back often as we will be posting new articles and tips each week but this will be here to remind you of the best way to use this site. We have created a variety of post categories which can be accessed using the drop down menu on the top right. I will explain each below but the most important category is the “Must Read Posts.” If you read nothing else, these posts will arm you with what you really need to know about wedding photography. We hope you get mountains of help from this site and that your wedding goes smashingly with amazing pictures to show for it. To learn more about our site head on over to the About Section in the top right.

The Real 411: 

The Real 411 is Robert and Ryan’s insider tips from over 20+ years of experience photographing weddings. They are things that most people won’t tell you and things that will transform your day of wedding pictures into something spectacular. They will also help you avoid pitfalls that can derail your whole day.

Beauty Tips:

Here you will find easy to implement tips that will help you pose better, look your best and wind up with the pictures you dreamed of. We will also be posting secrets and tips from some of the top make-up artists in the country!

Must Read Posts:

As if the title wasn’t enough…YOU MUST READ THESE! If you read nothing else, these articles will help you with things you couldn’t imagine. We want to help you have amazing wedding images. This is what you need to know!

Photo Jargon:

This is our version of tech talk. We will dissect all manner of technical info to help you understand what the hell your photographer is talking about. It might be simple phrases or in-depth articles on the challenges of having your wedding in full sun.

Selecting Your Photographer:

We will show you what to look for in a portfolio and how to hire the right photographer for YOU. We will cover pricing, contracts, terms and conditions and dissect what they really mean. We’ll show you what is important and what isn’t.

The Business Side:

As much as photographers love their job and you love being shot…this is still a business transaction. This section helps both sides of the aisle (photographers and brides) understand what to expect in the year leading up to and after the wedding. 

Tips From Coordinators:

We work with some of the top event planners in the country. We will leverage our relationships with them to bring you their best tips for successful pictures.


This is also a must read section. Timelines are CRUCIAL to the quality of your final images. Make sure you thoroughly review the timeline with your Photographer.

Quick Tips:

We will post lots of quick tips throughout the week and some will be new variations on previous tips.

If you have any questions please write to us at Hello@WeddingPhotography411.com and we will do our best to answer them.


**Robert Evans and Ryan Phillips together have over 40 years of combined experience photographing weddings and have photographed some of the most well known peoples weddings throughout the world!