Picking a wedding photographer can be stressful because there a lot of things to keep in mind. Here are some tips and tricks we recommend while choosing a photographer!
- Look at their portfolio!
This is a super important thing to do because it will give you a sense of what style of photography they do. With that being said you need to decide on what style you are going for. There are many different styles that include traditional, photojournalistic, portraiture, fine art, illustrative, and natural light. By choosing a photographer that matches the style you are going for you are going to be far more satisfied with the results.
2. Ask to see a full wedding they have shot!
This is a great way to see what your wedding photos would look like if you choose them. It is important to remember though that some shots could have been specifically requested by the couple so make sure you point out the photos you love so the photographer gets a better idea of what you are looking for.
3. Make sure your personalities get along!
Your wedding photographer will be everywhere on your wedding day so you have to make sure you get along with them otherwise it could create unwanted tension on your big day. Along with this make sure you are comfortable with them because they will be in and out of your dressing room taking photos of the getting ready process if you so choose.
4. Price, Price, Price
Price is an important thing to keep in mind while choosing your wedding photographer. While you don’t want to break the bank on your photographer you don’t wanna skimp on it either. A great wedding photographer can make a $400 wedding dress look like a expensive designer gown so it is important to get someone that is qualified for the job! Many people also opt to choose someone they know like a family friend. While this is a great option price wise make sure that you trust them because these are photos you will keep for the rest of your life.
5. Post Wedding Questions
Make sure you ask the photographer about what happens after the wedding. Here are some important questions to ask about what happens after:
- Will the photos be retouched, and if so will I get to see them before that happens?
- What are your restrictions on sharing your photos online?
- Do you own the copyright of the images?
- How long until I will receive the photos?
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