How to choose your Wedding Photographer
There is so much to consider in order get the best photographer option. Once the wedding is done, the photos and video are the only record of your important day. I don’t have a problem paying good money for someone who is best in their class. Your first task should be to plan your ceremony ending time and reception start time as close as possible, because you pay for the number of hours you have your photographer. Having fewer hours that you’ll have to pay a studio, DJ, and reception location can save you thousands.
You need to have a clear idea in your minds of what you expect your wedding photographs to be like, or at least some idea of style or specific shots required.In case not here you have some advises
Discus with your Wedding Planner
While you want to make sure you book your photographer for the date of your wedding immediately, make sure you read over the legal details of exactly what you will get before signing the contract.
Then make sure that the photographer you want is the photographer you will get at your wedding. Some larger companies may do a bait and switch. Also, find out what part of your wedding day will be covered and how many hours you have with your photographer. This means communicating with your wedding planner about the details of the event, when and where the ceremony will be held as well as the reception and what types of photographs you want.
If you have a list of photographers from which to choose, peruse their Web sites to begin eliminating candidates from your list. Determine which photographer will meet your budget as well as your needs. Consider how well they perform in different settings/environments. For example, if you are throwing a beach wedding, it makes sense to find a photographer who is stronger in filming outdoors.
Think about the tone that you want your photos to express. Are you and your fianc serious and traditional, or do you prefer a more light-hearted and playful theme to your wedding photographs?
Call or email each photographer on your list. A quick phone call or short email will give you a number of key pieces of information, such as the photographer’s availability on your wedding day, type of photography specialties (e.g., candid, traditional, photojournalism, combination, film or digital, etc.), and a rough idea as to how much they’ll charge you and what you’ll receive for that fee. It will also tell you a bit about the photographer’s personality. Remember, this person will be an integral part of the most important day of your life, so be sure you choose someone you feel good about.
Discuss Wedding Photography Equipment
Although you may not be a professional photographer yourself, you should know what type of camera and equipment your photographer will be using during your event. You may find that you are more particular about it than you think.
Just like every photographer should bring along an assistant to help him during your wedding, every photographer needs backup equipment in case his original equipment fails. Flashes, lenses and cameras should all come in multiples. Extra batteries, film and memory cards are also a must.
Make appointments with the photographers who sound promising so you can view their portfolios and discuss details. These meetings should include both the bride and groom as well as the bride’s parents, and anyone else who will either be paying for the work or working closely with the photographer. Write down all your questions before you meet, and take notes during the meetings.
The more questions you ask up front, the more confident and relaxed you’ll feel on and after your wedding day.