Selecting a Wedding Photographer for the Most Special Day in Your Life
Posted: Jun 08, 2016
The wedding event lasts for a few days but its photographs will last for a long time. As a result, it is vital that you select the right photographer to shoot those pictures. After all, the wedding will change your life. You need to make sure that the photographs of that day are just as special as the event itself. Here are a few tips to help you hire the right Sydney wedding photographer.
Hire an Experienced Photographer
Of course, it is always better to opt for a photographer who possesses considerable experience. On the other hand, you have to make sure that the photographer has the right experience. After all, a person may be experienced at taking pictures of sleeping babies. That does not mean that the person can also shoot a wedding.
Additionally, you should not place too much attention on the number of weddings that the photographer shoots in a year. A busy photographer might not be the best choice. Due to the busy lifestyle, the photographer might be too tired to go the extra length in getting the best photos. Alternatively, the photographer might simply be hiring assistants to take the pictures in his or her stead.
Check for a Compatible Personality
It is a fact that your photographer will be spending considerable time beside you during the wedding. In fact, you are more likely to find the photographer near you than your friends, parents or even your betrothed at any given point of time. As such, the photographer’s personality should complement that of yours. If you do not like the photographer, you will not be comfortable during the shoots or even the wedding.
Don’t Forget the Style
Wedding albums can have a range of styles. You need to choose which style you like and want for your own album. You need a Sydney wedding photographer who specializes in that style. Some of the popular styles include portraiture and documentary.
Browse Sample Albums
Before hiring any photographer, it is a must that you browse through their previous works. Do not look only at the selections provided by the photographer. Those selections will certainly be the best work of the photographer but they will not give you a complete idea about the work that they will be giving you. Always ask them to give you a few full albums.
Check Who Will Be Taking the Photographs
It is not always possible for the photographer to be everywhere during the wedding, especially if it is a big one. As a result, they will usually work with one or two other assistants to help them out. If this is the case, go through the work of the assistants to see that they can give you the quality that you desire. In some cases, the photographer may end up sending his assistants instead of himself. You must specify in the contract that the photographer hired must be the one taking the photos and not somebody else.
Hiring a wedding photographer is not easy. However, with a bit of effort, you can make sure that your wedding albums are worth keeping for years.
Miki Barzig is an author/writer, a Marine Corps veteran and a perpetual student of art, journaling and life. She has written for several national and trade publications and continues to build her library with her own publications.