Your wedding photographer plays a huge part in your wedding day. You will spend a most of your wedding day with your photographer as well as ensuring them with capturing lifelong memories. You may be overwhelmed by the number of photographers you have to choose from, but it can be done. Just remember to be selective when choosing your photographer. Know what questions to ask and you’ll be able to knock another item off of your wedding checklist.
Know what kind of style you want
Don’t get sucked in by beautiful wedding photos that don’t mesh with your style. Know the type of style that you want and reduce the list to the photographers that are experts in that style.
Ask for references from friends and family
The best references come from friends and family. People are more than happy to tell you about their good or bad experiences with wedding photographers. Listen to their recommendations and follow-up on them. You may unearth your ideal photographer in no time using this method.
Look at portfolios
Don’t waste your time with photographers that do not have a portfolio. All photographers worth their weight in gold have portfolios because that is how they book work. Evaluate if the couples in the pictures look happy and if the is lighting good. Use a critical eye to discover the photographer’s strengths and weaknesses.
Ask about experience
Experience is as important as a portfolio. You don’t want to entrust a day like this to someone that has very little experience. Wedding photography is more than just pointing and shooting a camera and inexperienced photographers may get overwhelmed by the prospect of it all.
Go over the package with a fine-tooth comb
Know exactly what you are getting with the wedding package. Do you own the pictures? When can you expect delivery (up to three months is normal)? Ask all the questions you can think of so you aren’t presented with any surprises later.
If you know what you want and go in prepared, you should have no problem finding a great wedding photographer. Wedding photographers want you to have phenomenal pictures as much as you do and the right photographer will give them to you.
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