5 STEPS TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Your wedding photographer should capture every detail of your big day. It is your photographer’s responsibility to capture it all — from your table décor and place card holders to your hair accessories and makeup applications; from your shoes to your dress and from your rings to your jewelry and so much more. This way, you do not have to rely completely on memory to remember your special day.
Investing in the right wedding photographer is essential as your photos are one of the most important aspects of your special day. So here are some tips that can help in selecting the absolute best photographer for your wedding.
It pays to have the best
While you can get a good deal with a photographer who is new to the industry, you do need to find someone you trust to get it right. Perfection comes with experience.
The photographer’s portfolio
Look through the portfolio of any photographer you are considering. You will not just be looking for examples of the weddings they have captured. You will also be looking at their different styles and approaches. When you find the photos that resonate with you, then you will know that you have found your style and your photographer.
Decide on the right style
A professional photographer distinguishes all the subtleties of shooting a wedding. They will know exactly when to photograph your groom as he first sees you walking down the aisle, or both of you during your “First Look”, how to achieve the perfect confetti shot, and what to do in the event of rain. A creative and flexible approach often results in the most breathtaking and brilliant wedding photographs.
Create a detailed action plan
Everything from your chosen venue to the time of year will affect your wedding photographs. If you have your heart set on certain shots, such as a couple’s portraits at sunset or a sparkler send-off photo, then you need to talk it through with your photographer.
Often, your photographer will offer a pre-wedding/engagement shoot to help you both gauge what kind of shots you want. It makes taking the photos on your big day that bit quicker and more efficient.
Make sure you have both done your homework
Draw up a list of your three favorite photographers. Then carefully review their websites and blogs, check out their social media accounts for their latest work and make sure you look at the feedback.
In this way, you will have a better idea of what kind of photography style you will receive, and you can help pull together some ideas of what shots you want. This will also help you to scope out the quality and the range of skills your photographer has.
So, when it comes to selecting your wedding photographer, it all boils down to picking someone who harmonizes with your visual style and you as a human. When you have a genuine connection with your photographer, they will do a better job capturing your emotions—your love, your joy, your stillness. Years from now, your photos will be all you have to remember and relive your special day, and you will thank yourself time and again for investing in them.
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