It’s important to remember that the photographer you choose will be responsible for capturing the moments and memories of what may be the most important day of your life! Your Wedding Day! With this in mind, you’ll want to make an informed decision in choosing a professional wedding photographer to shoot your wedding day – There are no second chances!
Many couples become so detailed in planning their wedding day such as the obvious dress, cake, the guest list, decorations, flowers etc, etc – yet they overlook the importance of selecting the right photographer to shoot their wedding day.
The Question is Where Do You Begin?
I’m sure you have all been to a wedding in the past and have seen a wedding photographer at work – Ask your friends, relatives, co-workers for suggestions on wedding photographers. You fill find people who have had positive experiences with photographers are more than willing to share that information. In addition, you’ll already have some insight about the photographer’s personality before you actually meet.
Gather all the information and visit each photographer’s web site and thoughtfully review his or her online wedding gallery portfolio. You can also enhance your searching by visiting Google and typing in wedding photographer and placing in the city with your search to narrow down your list. An example of this may be if you are looking for a Sydney based wedding photographer, then type in ” Wedding Photographer Sydney” or ” Sydney Wedding Photography” on the Google search tab.
Narrowed Down Your Wedding Photographer List?
You have viewed your list of wedding photographer’s galleries. Next step, call or email each photographer on your list. Through this initial contact, you can determine the photographer’s availability, the type of work they specialize in (candid or traditional) as well as an estimate of the cost and what you’ll receive for that fee. Start scheduling appointments and then visit each wedding photographer in their photographic studio.
Ask each of them to show you a complete portfolio of a single wedding–this will give you a much clearer sense of what you can expect than a collection of choice shots from several different events. Pay attention to whether the photographer is adept at portraying individual expressions and personalities. Keep in mind the photographer should have a personality to complement your wedding day. This is vital that you get along with the photographer so you are relaxed and assured on your wedding day.