Photographer for Your Wedding
Posted: Jun 28, 2019
GUIDE TO CHOOSE THE IDEAL PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOUR WEDDING
The choice of the wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions that the couple must make. The wedding photographs are the memory that will remain forever that great day, so you must make an excellent selection of the person who will capture those wonderful moments. The first thing you should know is that all photographers are different. Although each photographer has his own style.
NOT ALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE THE SAME.
A photographer is an artist, who shapes his vision in the photos. This is why it is important that you and your boyfriend share with the photographer this vision of the final result they want. The difference of styles is in the techniques they use. Do not think they just hold the camera and click. Their work begins on the day of the wedding, but continues several days later with the photo retouching (touch-up of color, lighting, etc.). That’s why the costs of some photographers are very high, for the time it takes them to give that touch photo by photo. And it is also for this reason, that they only give you some photos and not all they take. (In your rate, only a certain number of photos are included).
BEFORE STARTING THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER’S SEARCH
Before deciding on any wedding photographer, I recommend that you see many wedding photos on different websites and note the differences in the work of each photo. Some people highlight the colors and there are those who minimize them, showing more sober photos. There are those who use black and white photography a lot or who resort to vintage style. Observing the differences in each one’s work, you can define what you would like for the photos of your wedding. Knowing how you want your wedding photos, you can focus your search on the photographers of your locality and surroundings, who manage that style.
WHERE TO LOOK FOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS?
- Search for photographers on the internet. You can search for photographers in your city, or look for pictures of the places that are fashionable for weddings and you will see who the photographers who have taken the photos are.
- Ask your friends and family if they liked a particular photographer. Maybe someone saw the photos of someone’s wedding that were very good.
- Ask for suggestions in the church and in place of the event (RECEPTION) where you will get married. They are always in contact with related people, so they can meet the most requested wedding photographers and give you good recommendations. Research with other grooms who are organizing their wedding or who have recently married. In the process, you get to know other boyfriends who are going through the same thing as you. They could also make a good recommendation for you.
WHEN YOU HAVE ALREADY FOUND A PHOTOGRAPHER THAT YOU LIKE
Assuming you have already found an ideal photographer for your wedding, the first thing you should do is make sure is professional. Look for references of is work on the internet and with acquaintances. It is better if someone close or known has already worked with them, and as soon as possible sign the contract do not wait, some customers sign 1 year, 2 years and 3 years before the wedding.
WHAT WILL FOLLOWS IS TO INTERVIEW HIM OR THEM
In this interview, the main thing that you and your boyfriend are going to check, is how well they take with the photographer. Make sure they are comfortable with him (or she). If you find him arrogant in interview imagine the day of the wedding. They will also inquire about how much experience the wedding photographer taking wedding photos.
I have a lot of friends photographer who are 5 times better than me in photos, but they are unable to communicate with the customers so the wedding is not for them they offer other photo service. A wedding takes a certain rhythm, and it is important that the photographer has experience in weddings photography, so no important moment is missed. If he tells you that he has only done 8 or 9 weddings, please run fast, a good photographer shot minimum 20 weddings a year, after 15 years and 400 weddings. I continue to learn every Saturday of the season.
To finish if you have never seen a photographer shoot during 12 - 16 hours of time. I like to said that it is not so easy and it takes a very good physical endurance. I wish you to choose the best photographer for your needs.
10 (tips) questions you should ask the photographer, read more here: Photo Maleya
Author and photographer Pascal Grenier
Pascal Grenier has been a wedding photographer since 2004 and is also passionate about writing on various subjects such as photography, real estate, investments and SEO.