Selecting a wedding photographer will be one of the most important decisions you’ll make during the course of your planning. Your photographer is responsible for preserving this special day. With that being said, selecting a photographer for your wedding is imperative.
At this juncture, you have made some critical decisions like your wedding date and time. Predetermine your wedding photography costs and budget. Begin your search by visiting the web, attending area bridal shows, and obtaining referrals.
There are several types of wedding photographers and each has their own unique style. There are 3 photography styles from which to choose. Determine what style is right for you and your fiancé. A good place to start is online portfolios or photo galleries. Save your favorites to show potential photographers. See questions to ask your photographer.
The best way to determine your photographer’s skill level is to see it for yourself. Visit the studio to check out the portfolio. Obvious signs of poor workmanship would be out of focus and off centered shots. Look closely at the photographs and ask yourself what the photo conveys. A skilled photographer can capture images that show expression and feelings.
Superior photographs can only be produced by an experienced photographer. Someone who has been in the business for a while will have a knack for being at the right place at the right time. An experienced photographer will have a few awards for his accomplishments throughout the years. He probably is also a member of a photographers association.
A face-to-face meeting will help you choose a photographer that fits your style and personality. You want someone that makes you feel comfortable and at ease, which brings us to trust. Once you find the right photographer, trust will inevitably follow. If you’ve done your homework than there is no reason not sit back and let your photographer do what he does best.