Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the most crucial decisions when planning your wedding day. Your photographs will be your most treasured wedding keepsake, and you will immediately want to share them with your family and friends. When the cake is gone, the dress is in the box, and the flowers are faded, your photographs will stay there forever to tell your story with all the excitement, emotion and beauty of the most special day in your life.
Let’s have a look at these simple six steps guide on how to choose a wedding photographer to document your special day.
The most important thing to start with is the photography and editing styles. When you are skimming through tens or hundreds of photographers, check their portfolios and ask yourself a question, do I like what I see here in the photos? Those with “Yes” should go into your list while you can add higher ratings to studios that you loved the most. This step will help you understand what style you like and create an initial list of potential photographers to continue research.
Read the “about” section to understand who the person is, his background, experience in photography, and see what is crucial for you. Check the reviews. However, this part can be tricky since some clients with bad experiences tend not to leave a negative review to a photographer. It is also recommended to check if the photographer is insured.
It is essential to talk with the candidate of your choice. If you like the information and the artwork displayed on a particular site, contact him to know if he is available on your wedding date and schedule an initial call. Ask him detailed questions to see his approach, vision and values. Check if you are getting what is crucial for you and see if you and your partner feel at ease with him.
After understanding the value, have a look at the packages. Some photographers offer “All Included” collections with albums, prints and high-resolution images; others have a flat or hourly rate, then charge you for any picture or album you want. Many photographers offer a price list that details several different packages at various price points. Make sure that you understand what's included. Here are some critical points to pay attention to:
Once you've evaluated each photographer's approach and offers and narrowed down the options, it's time to make your decision. Don't forget that you'll be spending the entire wedding day with this person, so you want to make sure you feel entirely comfortable with the photographer. Do you and your fiancé genuinely like this person? Do you feel like the three of you click?
An engagement photoshoot is always a good idea. It is an excellent opportunity to get to know your photographer and begin to feel comfortable having your photo taken, especially if you or your groom are camera-shy.
You can start by checking how we are doing it :)
Since if you love what you see here and decide to book us for your wedding photography (for a minimum of 6 hours), you will get your Engagement Photographic Experience as a Gift!
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