Many couples do not realize how important wedding photos are, until the wedding is over. After an unscrupulous wedding photographer has shot disgustingly poor quality photos. And they have nothing to look at to remember the once-in-a-lifetime moments.
You don’t want this to be your story, do you? So as you plan other important details of your wedding don’t leave out wedding photography.
To help you plan, this are the key considerations you need to make. Questions you need to ask yourself and your photographer. A precise answer to these questions should lead you to a good photographer who will capture shots that will tell the story of your wedding for many years to come.
1) What is my budget?
While it’s not always advisable to make the decision based on price alone, it will help you sieve through the hundreds of options to a few you can work with.
From selected photographers within your budget, get the details of what each package entails. Go with one that has better services for that range of money.
But don’t go for the cheapest, it can end up being expensive in the long run. Pick someone who is able to deliver what you want. Focus on quality.
2) What is my style?
As you approach prospective photographers, it’s important to have an idea of what you want. It makes work easier. In your discussions, the photographer will help you crystallize and enhance the style.
Knowing your style also enables you choose the most appropriate photographer. Some photographers specialize. So if you know your style it will be easy to match with the best of the best in that niche.
If you really don’t know what you want, worry not. With the help of your photographer you will come up with viable styles that will rock on your D-day.
3) Where can view I your album?
The most effective way to gauge the ability of a prospective photographer is by assessing their previous work. Ask where you can find such work.
Photographers with websites will display them on the sites. Be sure to log in and sample them. If not, you will be able to access the albums when you visit their premises.
If the quality levels meet your expectations, it’s a greenlight. Never hire a photographer before having a look at their previous work first.
4) When can I meet you?
Virtual meeting is not sufficient when picking a person who will be capturing the moments in the best day of your life. So set up a physical meeting.
This allows you to confirm critical details you couldn’t otherwise. From the look on their face you can assess their credibility of their claims, and you can get to see their equipment.
Moreover, it presents the opportunity to clarify important details like capacity, what the package entails, who specifically you will be working with on the material day, backup plans, dress code, the program of the day and other matters of concern.
5) When do I book a photographer?
As soon as know the date of your wedding. Photographers operate in a first come first served basis. Lest someone gets there before you, secure your date.
Once you are sure you will dealing with a certain photographer, see them and sign the contract. Then you have all the time to take care of the nitty-gritties as the wedding approaches.