Choosing a photographer is one of the most crucial decisions to make when planning your wedding day since 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, 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 6 steps guide of how to choose a wedding photographer to document your special day.
The most important thing to start with is the photography style and editing style. When you are skimming through tens or maybe hundreds of photographers, check their portfolio 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 to understand what style you like and create an initial list of potential photographers to continue doing your research.
Read the “about” section to understand who the person is, his background, experience in photography, and see what is important for you. Check the reviews, however, this part can be tricky since some clients with bad experience tend to not leave a negative review to a photographer.
Check the packages to see what you are getting. Some photographers offer “All Included” packages 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 they offer at different price points. Make sure that you understand what's included. Here are some important points to pay attention to:
It is very important to talk with the candidate of your choice. If you like the information displayed on a particular site and the fees are within your budget, contact to know if he is available on your wedding date. Ask him detailed questions, check if you get any extra value and see if both you and your partner feel at ease with him.
Once you've evaluated each photographer's work 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 completely 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 a great 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.
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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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Based in Melbourne and specialising in Event Photography, Corporate Photography and Wedding photography. Amazing results with an unforgettable photographic experience. Professional photography for you, your family or your organisation.
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Take this special gift to see how we are working and what you are getting in return. Book your one hour engagement photographic experience (for the couple) with us at any location. You will get amazing photos, and if you love the experience and book us for your wedding (minimum 6 hour), your engagement session price ($450 value) will be deducted from the wedding total!