Choosing the right photographer for your big day is one of the monumental tasks you are faced with while planning a wedding.
Undoubtedly, these photos will last for a lifetime. Even more, they are the only thing that reminds you of the highlights of your big day as the memory starts to fade.
So, yeah, it’s a big deal. And, of course, you need the best photographer there is to document these priceless moments.
As ridiculously easy as it may sound, I am sorry to break it to you that choosing the perfect wedding photographer is no easy task.
True, there are hundreds of them up for grab, however, only one of them in the crowd is THE ONE.
How do you find that one? Fasten your seat belt!
Before you spend your day scouring the city and/or web for some top-notch wedding photographer, I will advise you to take a moment and think of the amount you are ready to spend on wedding photo. This will go a long way to help you structure your search.
Now, you know the cost estimate. What do you want? Documentary style? Artistic? A combination of both? You have to decide on what you want before embarking on this talent hunt. Depending on what you want, you should have no problem picking the top 5 wedding photographers who offer the services.
Okay, this is where the talent hunt begins fully. Like every other thing you have had to purchase, you have to spend some time researching who the best is. How? Go online and read reviews. Word-of-the-mouth recommendation is also a great plus. Ask your friends, neighbors, colleagues, and family members. They must have worked with or heard of one or two wedding photographers in the past. Be sure to get the facts right.
Choosing the right wedding photographer for your big day requires more than seeing a few great clicks on a website. Sure, that counts too. Nonetheless, I will advise you get to know each of your ‘top 5 finalists’ you book. Be prepared to talk about your partner and yourself, of course. Your venue and dream wedding too. All the necessary info to help them understand who you are and what you need,
It is not enough to set up interviews, you will get nothing from the interviews if you do not ask the right questions. To be absolutely sure you are picking the best man for the job, you’ve got to get to know the person. Does his or her vibe flow with yours? You could get the best photographer and still have issues if he or she isn’t THE ONE for you. I have attached some important questions to ask your wedding photographer in the net section. Do check them out!
I know you’ve heard a lot about the photographer and probably like him already. Oh, well, slam the brakes, sis! Have you seen his past works yet? Don’t be surprised his photography style isn’t what you want. To avoid surprises, I advise you see past works. A full album should do it.
At this point, I will like you to pay attention to every detail. Don’t be carried away by how cute the couples are. Keep an eye out for the photography style and the moments that were captured by the photographers. Is this what you want to see in yours? Remember, you can back out at any stage.
Upon getting the different packages available from each candidate, be sure to compare these packages and see which package offers the best bang for your buck. First, you will have to choose from the individual packages, leaving you with one from each candidate. Next, compare your desired package across the candidates. Who has the best deal?
Congratulations! You got yourself a good deal. Go book an appointment immediately!
7 Important Questions You Should Ask Your Wedding Photographer
Anyone who knows his onion in the wedding planning industry will agree that choosing the best wedding photographer is one of the toughest tasks while planning a wedding. Well, it doesn’t have to be such a daunting task. I hope this guide help you find THE ONE without any hassle.