Selecting a photographer for your Wimberley Wedding

We had the honor of having Katy from Katy Rox Photography join us to share insights into the world of wedding photography during a recent Facebook live (see our series of FB live videos with tips and tricks from some our area’s industry leaders). Katy Rox is known for bringing out gorgeous colors in her true to life wedding photography. Katy works with couples in the San Antonio, Austin, and Texas Hill Country area. 

Planning a wedding in the Texas Hill Country

The Value of a Wedding Photographer

Why invest in a professional photographer for your special day? It’s more than just clicking a button; it’s about capturing moments that will last a lifetime. While it may seem tempting to cut costs, a professional photographer brings expertise, creativity, and the ability to beautifully document your love story.

Styles of Wedding Photography: Editing vs. Shooting

When it comes to photography styles, understanding the difference between editing and shooting styles is key. Editing styles like light and airy, moody, or true-to-life colors can drastically alter the mood of your photos. When your photographer’s style aligns with your own, it’ll ensure that you love your images for years to come. We recommend that you select a photographer with a very timeless style. Additionally, consider whether your photographer shoots in RAW format for maximum flexibility in post-production.

Planning your Wimberley wedding photography

Wedding Photography Timeline Requirements

Securing your photographer well in advance is crucial, with popular photographers often booked up to a year ahead. When it comes to planning the timeline for your day, keep your photographer in the loop. They will keep the time of day and lighting in mind when planning for different shots that you’ve requested, as well as how long each of these typically take. Plan for key moments throughout your day, from getting ready, family portraits, couples portraits, sunset portraits, and the send-off. A great photographer will know how to build a realistic timeline for the day that takes into consideration your shot list as well as the sun & other lighting requirements.

Couple during their first dance at the Messina Inn in Wimberley, Texas

Engagement and Bridal Photography Sessions

Consider incorporating engagement and bridal sessions into your wedding photography package. These sessions not only provide an opportunity to capture additional memories but also allow you to get comfortable in front of the camera and with your photographer before the big day…remember, you spend all day with this person on your wedding day!

Bridal session | Wedding Photography in Wimberley, Texas

Videography and Content Creation

Explore the option of hiring a videographer to complement your photography. Cinematic clips and highlight reels can beautifully capture the essence of your day, while content creation for social media ensures your wedding memories are shared far and wide. Ask your photographer if there are any videographers that they recommend, a great photographer/videographer team can make your day go as smoothly as possible, usually capturing the shot for both professionals at once, rather than having to do everything twice all day long. 

Educating you throughout the wedding process

A good photographer will educate you throughout the entire wedding planning process so that you’re prepared for your wedding day–and ensures that you have the big dos and don’ts. It is recommended that you thoroughly vet their portfolio by asking for a full wedding galleries and always meet with potential photographers to ensure you have a connection and share a vision for your wedding day.

Couple's wedding photography at Messina Inn Wimberley, Texas

As you start the journey of selecting your Wimberley wedding photographer, keep these tips in mind to ensure your memories are captured flawlessly. Please make sure to check out more of our wedding planning videos on the Messina Inn Facebook page. If you’re new here and want to learn more about our wedding weekend experience, take a look at our packages page. Happy planning!

Our favorite Wimberley Photographers

Katy Rox Photography
Unity Reel
Peary Photography
Brubaker Portraits
Complete Weddings & Events

For more planning information and a list of our favorite vendors, take a look at our resources page.

When you choose the Messina Inn, Cherri, an experienced professional with  over 13 years of wedding, catering, and event expertise, becomes your dedicated guide throughout your wedding journey. From your initial inquiry to the moment she helps straighten your dress before you walk down the aisle, and until you dance the night away, Cherri is there to ensure every detail aligns seamlessly alongside your wedding coordinator. Whether you envision an intimate elopement or a grand gathering, our Texas Hill Country wedding venue in Wimberley, Texas, stands as the ultimate destination for your special day. Cherri's expertise ensures your day unfolds flawlessly, making unforgettable memories for you and your families. 

meet Cherri

venue Coordinator


"Everything was top notch! The planning was so easy, because Cherri was there, as my coordinator, to make sure I was making the needed decisions on time, to keep everything moving forward. She handled it all with such detail!."

from past client