Booking a photographer for your wedding is a process that shouldn’t cause you to rush. This is the person that will be capturing every special moment of your big day. It’s important to make sure that you pick just the right person.
As you start your search for a wedding photographer, here are the three most important things to keep in mind.
It’s easy for a wedding photographer to impress you by showing you their top 25 to 30 wedding photos; but this isn’t going to give you a good enough idea of what you can expect overall.
Often times, a better approach is to ask to see a variety of shots from different parts of a wedding. You’ll want to have a look through everything from the getting ready and detail shots to the ceremony, toasts and reception. Don’t be afraid to ask to see a full wedding gallery from a photographer. After all, this will give you clarity in their style and if they are a good fit for you.
Wedding photography styles that you’ll typically come across include artistic, dramatic, lifestyle and classic so take the time to browse through some shoots that fit into those various categories to find out what works best for you as a couple and whether the photographer you had in mind can offer you that style type. For more info on styles check out my previous blog Wedding Photography Styles.
Your wedding photographer is going to be around you and your family for most of your wedding day. It’s important for you to feel comfortable with them. When a couple doesn’t feel comfortable around their wedding photographer, it will show in their photos. However, the opposite holds true too. A good photographer will know how to make you feel at ease, will guide you on how to pose, and will always be willing to answer any questions that you might have.
You will of course want to know that your photographer has the relevant experience to photograph a wedding, but it’s also important to know what types of weddings they have photographed. Will you have a dimly lit venue that requires someone who knows how to shoot in low light situations? Are you having an ethnic wedding and need someone who understands specific cultural traditions? Will your ceremony have special requirements such as not being able to use a flash or not being able to stand up close? Make a list of your requirements before you meet with your photographer so that you can make sure there won’t be any potential problems leading up to the wedding once the finer details are discussed.
While price does play a role in choosing a photographer, basing your choice on these top three elements is far more important. Your wedding photos are something you’ll treasure for years to come so take the time to choose a photographer that can best capture these amazing memories. I’d love to meet you and chat about your big day!Photo taken by Map & Compass Photography.
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