How to choose a wedding photographer
With so many wedding photographers, so many prices, and styles choosing the right wedding photographer can become quite a huge and unwieldy task for the modern couple
To commence with, the internet makes things easier, because you can see lots of work side by side, but this does not immediately tell you the main bits of information, which will in the conclusion determine the best choice for you
10 top tips for choosing a photographer
#1 Who ever you choose, you must click with them
A website will only go part of the way of finding out about attitude and the person.
You will be with your wedding photographer, on your special day from daybreak to dusk in some instances, inviting them into your dressing room, while you are getting ready. The photographer will then work with your family through the day. You need to find someone you trust, and obtain on with
#2 Who ever you choose, you must click with them
Yes that's point one! But it is point 2 as well. Anyone shooting your wedding has to get the best out there of you, and this eventually is a mix of communication, and camera craft. You need to be self-confident your wedding photographer can guide and instruct you and your family during the poses and team shots. If they allow you to smile, put you at the ease, the job is half done
#3 Understand that wedding photography is both a company and a vocation
Wedding photography is a business, and professional wedding photography any of the hardest and nerve-racking disciplines in the photography game. You need to choose a photographer, who is a good in business and photography. I actually am not talking about profits here; I was talking about the way they run the business. You need to look at the business and think - will they be here in 5 -10 years time, after i have lost my drive, and am want a re-print.
#4 Are you able to communicate with them easily
Like all wedding suppliers, you need to know - can you communicate with them easily. A hotmail account and a mobile phone number are a giveaway. Choose a landline number, open in office hours. Ask yourself - how quickly do they respond to e-mails, and at what time of the day. However, remember we don't work seven days a week, and we don't answer the phone if we are shooting a wedding. It is not uncommon for busy wedding photographers to take off a day in the 7 days
With a wedding photographer, you should be clear on this issue, because unlike nearly all of the other vendors, you will be communicating a lot with the photographer a long time after the wedding
#5 Choose what style you want
There are a number of different styles of wedding pictures ranging between stiff and formal, through to totally documentary (nothing at all set up). There are also photographers that draw in aspects of other photographic disciplines such as fashion, fine art, avant-garde and so forth. On top of that, there are a number of ways the photographs are processed, ranging from standard colour, black and white to totally gimmicky digesting.
Before you seriously look at choosing a photographer, choose the style you want first
#6 Coordinating a photographer to the style you want
This is obvious, but more often than not, the photographer is chosen for another reason, and their style is foisted on the couple. You should know that good professional photographers can transform the style they shoot a little from capture to shoot. However you do not need to choose a elegant photographer to shoot a reportage style etc. Most of us are in the middle, and lean one way or the other
Consider the photographers work, try and look at whole weddings if they are available, and if many weddings are available to view, look to see that the photographer does take in the manner you want
#7 Portfolio shots are different to general wedding pictures
Photographers choose images for their portfolios as they are either the best of the best, or they fit a certain format, or both. They tend to be dramatic, show preventing images. The 99. 9% of the images the wedding photographer shoots are the ones you need to be interested in.
Nothing is better than a recommendation, but nothing is worse than an unqualified recommendation. If someone recommends any wedding supplier or wedding professional photographer to you, then you need to know: have they actually shot the wedding yet? What is the relationship between photographer and the person doing the recommending? I am often contacted by venues, wanting a 10% cut, so that they can recommend myself. I always say number This goes on a lot
If you get a recommendation from a happy couple, who have had the album, and enjoyed the service provided from start to finish, then go with it, but still make sure you like the person and style
Getting the wedding pictures shot is the main thing. If you have little money, invest in getting the day covered before investing in products.
Other products - albums, canvases, prints - need to be considered separately. What is the photographer's mindset to longevity, and quality in the products? Your wedding album should last generations if it is made properly, and will last a few years if poor quality materials are used. Consider this to be an investment
Do a little research first - find out about acidity free materials and pigments, and why using them is important
On the subject of deliverables, find out how reprints, cds and products are delivered, and if online galleries are provided, and if reprints can be purchased online
#10 Get a short list and have a meeting
If you can get a very short list of photographers, and go and meet them at their studio room.
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