Learning The Secrets About Weddings

June 23, 2016

How to Choose the Right Wedding Photographer Choosing a certain photographer to cover your wedding is a critical decision. Surely, you need a pro who fully grasps your own vision for this day and can carry it out with style. On the other hand, you should find someone who is trustworthy and makes you feel comfortable, considering this person will be beside through the whole occasion. As you look for the right person for the task, read on and be guided by the following tips: Book your wedding venue beforehand.
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It’s wise to hire a photographer after you have chosen as well as booked a venue. You should at least be able to book a photographer about nine months prior to your wedding date (a year earlier if the pro is really popular).
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Use your social network to seek recommendations. Did you like the wedding photos your friend posted on Instagram? Find out who her photographer was and if she would be happy to recommend the pro’s services to you. Also ask your other recently married friends, and seek referrals from your wedding planner or your reception site’s manager. Decide what style of photography you want. Do a little homework, and spend some time on the web going through various wedding blogs to know the style you’re drawn to. Maybe you like bright and saturated or vintage and dreamy. When you’ve found some photographers whose style matches yours, shoot them an email each to ask if they will be available on your wedding date, and if so, what their rates are. Interview your prospects. Make sure the collection you’re shown by your prospective photographer includes recent weddings they’ve shot from beginning to end, not simply a “best of” series from different weddings. Ask them if they have covered an event at your venue and if so, have them show you the pictures as well. If you’re planning to hire a large studio, find out who exactly will be covering your wedding day, and make sure you see some of those particular photographers’ work. Ask about the fee. There are photographers who will charge for a package, and there are others who charge a flat or hourly rate, plus fees per picture or album you want. Regardless of their fee structure, make sure you understand it completely. Inquire how long the photographer will be staying with you on your wedding day (seven to nine hours is recommended) and if there will be a second shooter who can capture more detail shots. Finally, find out when you can see the photos and get the prints and album. Listen to your gut. After evaluating each photographer’s work and charges, and after you have narrowed down your options, you have to make your final decision. Note that you won’t only need technical expertise, but also a real good rapport with the person and his team, if any.