A wedding is probably a one-in-a-lifetime occasion for most people. If you have two or more, you’re the exception type with several love stories to tell. Documenting your wedding day memories is a critical aspect when planning a wedding.
The photos capture the bride and bridal party, the flowers, the cars, and the wedding venue in general. All parts of the wedding are memories of how colorful and beautiful one fabulous day of your life was.
Wedding photography is about creativity, clarity, skill, and artistic style intricately with personal demeanor. This primer will help you choose the best among a sea of photographers.
- Your style
What kind of photography defines your tastes?? Research online and explore the various type of photographs on Instagram, fashion magazines and pinpoint what you want.
Would you like formal portraits or classic style? Do you want sharp images of your bride or contrast shots? Maybe a blend of the two options would be okay with you. Whatever your desired style, go for it.
- Research, research, research!
Do your homework thoroughly and find out what’s in the photography space. Read the local listing of exceptional photographers in your locality. Go online and read reviews posted by other couples and gauge their satisfaction. Scrutinize the photos they’ve posted on their website and social media accounts.
Does the photographer capture the best moments at the wedding? Do the photos express feelings and emotions that may escape an ordinary photographer’s? Next, read the photographers responses on social media. Does the photographer have professional etiquette?
- Set up one-on-one consultations
Narrow down the photographers you want to consider for your occasion to at least three. Then, schedule an appointment with each of them. An interview gives you hands-on experience of the photographer. If your personality click, you’re likely to have a good time working together.
Visit the photographer and discuss their availability on the day of your wedding. Take your spouse with you so everyone can have a personal take of the photographer. Meeting with the photographer allows you to picture your day and express your preferences, wedding venue, and style.
Further, through the photographer’s album and choose the best shots. If their itinerary cannot accommodate your wedding day, you have time to explore others.
- Ask for the wedding album
The best way to choose a reliable photographer is to go through the collection of photos they’ve done over time. A detailed album gives you the luxury to compare their work since the beginning of their career to date. You also see the best of their wedding photographs.
While at it, compare the quality of photography on their social media platform and what’s in the album. Ask for an album with photos with a similar theme and style as yours. This gives you an impression of what to expect for your wedding.
After shopping from two or three photographers, compare their packages against quality. Find out if there are standard rates and special categories. Wedding photos are treasure memories so choose a professional photographer to document your love story!