How To Choose the right wedding photographer
When planning a wedding, the most important details are usually the décor, the venue, the cake, the wedding gown and the food. People generally do not give much attention to the wedding photographer and videographer. This is especially true because unlike the other aspects of the wedding, you cannot taste, smell, hear or see the efforts of a photographer until after the event.
The food, music, romance and décor do not last longer than the day itself but can only be relived through pictures. This therefore means that a wedding photographer is a very important aspect of your special day. Your wedding pictures will tell the story of your special day for years to come so make sure that they are the best that you can get. While choosing the right photographer for your wedding day, there are a few things that you should consider.
What’s Your Wedding Day Style
There are different styles to use for your wedding photographs. From a documentary themed shoot where photos are taken in the moment with no planned poses to a portraiture themed shoot where guests and the bridal party pose periodically for photos, these and many more can inspire your choice of a wedding photographer.
Research And Sample Your Shortlisted Wedding Photographers
The best way to establish if a wedding photographer is good at his work is to rely on reviews, referrals and photograph samples. Read reviews, check out social media pages and websites and ask previous clients about their experience to see what you are signing up for.
Get To Know Your Wedding Photographer
Visual images may say a lot about how good someone is at their job but deciding if this is the wedding photographer to go with requires a one-on-one interview with the selected service providers. There is a certain sense of comfort and confidence that you will get by talking to someone face-to-face, interacting with them in their personal space, watching how they work around their space or simply seeing how their home or office looks like.
Get The Most Out Of The Package
Different wedding photographers will have different packages to suit different requirements of their clients. Since the shortlisted photographers fall within your budget range, plunge a little deeper and find out what is on offer from each photographer. Ask about the number of physical or digital albums you will receive, day shoots and night shoots, photography equipment, transportation and extra costs.