Tips for choosing your wedding photographer !!
Your wedding photos are so incredibly important. After all the hustle and bustle of the day is over and you’ve packed your dress away, all you’ll have left is memories *Sad face*. But that’s why spending some time choosing your wedding photographer is VERY important. They’ll be the one thing to make your day live on. And perhaps even get featured on a lovely looking site like ours? 😛
Wedding Photos last a lifetime so it’s essential to choose the perfect wedding photographer to suit your style and budget. These tips from us will help you while choosing your wedding photographer.
THE STYLE :
A good wedding photographer should be able to offer his clients a variety of styles, capturing the personalities of the bride and groom and showcasing the happiness and fun of the day. Be clear on what style you would like and make sure the photographer can provide this in their portfolio. Above all, the style of the images should say something about you both as a couple.
Whether you are looking for only candid shots or you would like to go for a more adventurous and contemporary style, be sure to do your homework and stalking well . Some photographers specialize in all black-and-white images and some specialize in taking full color shots. The important thing is that while looking over the photographers portfolio it speaks to you. Can you imagine yourself in the same photos you’re viewing? The photographs may be absolutely stunning, but if you cringe at the idea of yourself and your fiance in the same type of photos, it may be a good idea to consider looking for something that suits your own personal style better.
Regardless of how talented a photographer is, it is important to have a good relationship with them. Make sure you have great chemistry with your photographer. Your photographer is going to be everywhere you are from the morning of your wedding day until the end of the night, so make sure you enjoy being around each other.
It is always a good idea to meet beforehand and chat and see if the “mutual chemistry” is right. If there’s any awkwardness or uneasiness, there’s no way your photographer will be able to produce the images you’ve seen in their portfolio for you. Remember, this person will be a vital part of the most important day of your life, so be sure you choose someone you feel good about. If you don’t click with them, move on!
PREVIOUS WORK :
STALK! YES STALKING IS VERY IMPORTANT BEFORE YOU CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER!! This may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many couples don’t do basic research into wedding photographers before they hire one. All wedding photographers are not created equal, whether you’re talking about budget, service or style.
Spend some quality time looking through the portfolios of wedding photographers in your area. Make notes of what you like and dislike in the various wedding photos you see. Talk with your partner about what you both want to see in your wedding photographs, both immediately and thirty years from now, and which photographers really impress you. Make sure you look at a good selection of the photographer’s previous work – ask yourself would you be happy with the photos if it was your wedding. Look if they have they captured all the details like the flowers, dress and the cake?
There’s a wedding photographer for every budget these days. Budget is as important as any part of the equation when choosing a photographer. Go through the prices and choose only what you need. Make sure you get your pricing ahead of time. Make sure you check exactly what’s included in the package and if there are any extras you’d have to pay for.
It may be tempting to go for a cheaper photographer but they could have less experience. A talented photographer can make even the simplest of weddings look amazing, so it’s worth getting the right person. As they say, once the cake is eaten and the dress is back in the wardrobe, your photographs will be there for generations. Don’t forget to Ask lots of questions and make sure you get the answers you want. Remember, YOU are the one paying here!
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