Selecting The Best Photographer
As with many important events in your life, your wedding day and night are moments you want to capture in their glory. This means you want to hire a professional wedding photographer to capture those moments. This is in addition to any that you or your guests might take with your Smartphone’s or cameras.
After all, you and your family will want to look back upon this day many years from now in a photo album book and/or on disc. Thus, it’s vital you pick the best professional wedding photographer to capture those moments. We will explore how to choose the best professional wedding photographer below.
When you are interviewing prospective candidates, ask if they have photos of entire weddings available for viewing. This will give you a better idea of how they capture moments during a wedding. This allows you to see if they will capture the moments that you want to remember forever. You’ll also see how good they are at the finite details that can make those pictures memorable. If possible, ask to see the raw prints themselves before they were retouched; this will give you a more accurate indication of how good and detailed the photographer is.
Ask for references that you can get into contact with. You want to speak with two or three former brides who have hired this photographer. Ask them if they would recommend this photographer to their best friends, and if so, why they would.
Ask if the photographer was punctual, was appropriately dressed, and if he/she was cordial throughout the entire process. Ask if their guests provided any comments on how good the pictures looked, etc.
Ask the photographer if you’ll receive negatives or if the digital photos will be posted online. Negatives will take longer to receive, while digital photos will be up shortly after the wedding itself. This means that digital photos can be shared more quickly with family and friends. Be sure to know how long those photos will be up so that you can have them in your possession and let your family members and friends know so that they can have their own copies.
Confirm that the photographer you are interviewing is the one who will actually be working at your wedding. If he or she is part of a large company, that company may send another photographer out on the day of your wedding. Each photographer has their own style and skill when it comes to photo-taking. So it’s important to ensure you know who the photographer will be on the day of your wedding. Most studios won’t know who the actual photographer will be until that very day, but if they can’t guarantee your first or second choice, you should consider moving onto a studio who can provide that guarantee.
Also check and confirm roughly how many pictures the photographer will take and how many images you will have to choose from. Know that some photographers will charge by roll of film, so be sure to recognize this ahead of time, and consider that when evaluating photographers, especially if you are on a tight budget.
Having the right wedding photographer can make all of the difference between having great photos to look back upon and having so-so or even poor photos. Certainly, you want to have the best photos possible, as you’ll be looking back upon them years from now as you reminiscence with family and friends. Doing your due diligence now will ensure that you have the best wedding photos possible to capture the best moments from your special day.
If this sounds like a hassle for you then we recommend to hire an event planning company.