Choosing a Wedding Photographer
Your special someone already asked the magical question and you said yes and then what? The travel along the long and stressful road of wedding planning officially begins. A lot of couples begin their wedding plans by picking the wedding date and location for the event and then followed by booking of service providers, caterers, florists, photographer, etc. In this article, you will be given tips on how to choose your wedding photographer.
One of the things you must consider in selecting a photographer for your big day is his/their experience level. You must consider whether this photographer is really in the business or just a hobbyist. It is also important to know how long he has been in the industry and don’t forget to ask for samples of his work. He may show you great shots of wedding rings but it is also important to consider if he is great in taking portrait shots. Aside from the photographer’s experience level, it’s also important to consider the photographic style of the photographer. If you prefer combination of different styles (i.e. candid, well posed, black and white), you have to make sure that your photographer can get the look you desire and can communicate well to achieve the style and look that you want.
In selecting your wedding photographer, it’s also necessary to make sure if the one you’re communicating with will be the one who’ll show up during your wedding or he’ll send someone else to cover the event. It’s really necessary that you know the photographer who’ll take your wedding pictures and meet him/them face to face. Apart from meeting your photographer personally, it’s also important to consider his personality. You must hire a photographer who can get along with your family and friends and will treat them with respect. It is also necessary that you feel comfortable working with the person to ensure great photos.
Although the last thing you may wish to do is to shop by price, it’s still important that the price of the photographer is just within your budget amount. If it’s beyond your budget, think whether his works are worth the high price. Be sure you understand all the costs (i.e. prints and albums) and make sure you get what you pay for.
Apart from the price, it’s also important to inquire the details on when can you see the proof images of your wedding and when will your portraits and albums be ready. Once you already inquired the necessary details and you like to hire the photographer be sure to sign contract of services to protect both yourselves and the photographer. Have everything you have agreed upon be written clearly on the contract and make sure you have thoroughly read the contract and you’re totally sure about getting his/their services before signing.
These are simple ways on how you can properly select your wedding photographer. Selecting your wedding photographer may need some time and research but in the end you will be surely happy and satisfied with the time and effort you have invested. Always remember that your wedding day is your “day in the sun”.
Vernon B. Cole – King Cole Catering