What to look for in a wedding photographer??

March 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The day has come where you and your significant other have mutually decided to get married. The date is set. Plans are in motion . you have a venue and a date when the notion hits you that you need a photographer!

Many questions now come to mind. Who do I hire? What to look for? What does it cost? What questions do I ask? Do I even need a photographer?

To answer simply, there are many factors to consider. No two weddings are alike depending on what your needs are.

Here are some factors to consider:

 

Whom do I Hire?

​One of the best ways to find a good photographer is through referrals. Ask friends or family if they know of a good photographer. Not only will this help you narrow your search, but you can view their work, ask about pricing, and even find out what was the overall experience in relation to the photographer. You can also check online to view profiles and websites of potential photographers. Bridal shows are also a popular way to meet photographers.

What does it Cost?

​When meeting a photographer, most are going to derive their cost based on hours of shooting. They are also going to consider the output {bridal book, parent books, prints, photo cd, slideshow dvds, etc }. If the wedding is large , they may charge for an additional photographer to service coverage. Whether there are multiple venues {church, hall} is also a factor. Depending on these variables along with whatever budget you set for yourself, will determine your cost.

What questions do I Ask?

​Your wedding is one of the most important and sentimental days of your life. For that reason, it is important to interview the perfect candidate to capture your day. The first question to ask is how long have they been shooting? Ask  if they have a website. Ask them to bring tangible samples of their work. Feel free to ask what their artistic vision for how they would capture your day {compatibility between you and the photographer is important}. If all the pieces fit, draw up a detailed binding contract.

Do I even need a Photographer? 

​With changing technology, people ask family or friends to capture their day with their own personal cameras or cell phones. The problem with that is , you only get one shot to capture your day. There is a major value in having a professional to shoot. Why risk the possibility of an inexperienced person missing your moments?

 

 

 

 

 

 



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