Did you know
Some photographers specialize in different styles! Be sure to research the different techniques - traditional, photojournalistic, illustrative, or artistic - to and out which matches your preferences best!
Never assume that a photographer’s services are out of your price range simply by the quality of their work. Tell the photographer your budget up front and see if they can accommodate it.
Points to Ponder
When deciding on your photographer, consider these points before making your decision:
Evaluate the value of your photographer - not just the price, but the quality of the images that the professional will produce. After all. these images will be displayed and shared with generations of family, so they should be memorable and timeless. Photography is such an important aspect of the day; if you splurge on anything, this is the service to do so.
Hire a photographer who specializes in weddings, as they’ll be more experienced in timing and procedures and may have even shot weddings at your ceremony or reception locations before. They’ll know how to pose the bridal party to create natural, candid-looking shots and how to make the bride feel comfortable and beautiful all day long.
Because a photographer’s samples rep-resent his or her best work, it’s never a bad idea to ask to see actual wedding albums and get references from brides who have used their services. Given the extent to which your photographer will be present and involved in your wedding, it’s a good idea to find someone who’s both enthusiastic about shooting weddings and a pleasure to be around. Which of your choices do you feel has the ability to draw smiles and poses out of people for hours? Who do you and your fiance feel the most comfortable around? This is especially important, as you'll be spending your entire day - and some of your more intimate and private moments - with your photographer. It's best to find someone who makes you feel secure and comfortable.
Wedding photography encompasses more than just showing up on the day of the wedding; it’s a rather involved task that requires a great deal of planning and skill. Hire someone who will prepare, coordinate, and communicate every aspect along the way. Ask who will actually be documenting your day - you don’t want the unwelcome surprise of ending up with a photographer you’ve never met before.
If you've ever considered going the friend/family member route, there are a hundred reasons why you shouldn’t. First, your loved ones should be able to truly enjoy your day, not work it. Beyond that, a true wedding photographer will have the experience, the professional equipment, and the right training to handle any situation. Plus, they’ll have a written contract to protect your investment and ensure you’re getting exactly what you want.
You might be surprised to know that most couples don’t actually own their wedding photos, meaning that they aren’t able to freely share or print their images without permission. As the creator of the images, your photographer holds the copyright, so it’s always a good idea to ask about their policy during your initial consultation.
Gather details about packages and pr ice points. Typically, packages vary by the number of hours a photographer will be present on your wedding day and how you'll access your photos upon completion. Some packages may include a wedding album full of your best portraits while others may simply provide you with login access to an online collection. Once you’ve drawn up plans with your photographer, make sure that you confirm all of the details of the service within a contract.
Keep in mind that, depending on what type of package you get, costs will range. Photographers price their work in different ways, so make sure you're asking each candidate how he or she is coming up with their numbers.
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