In wedding photography, you have to choose the right person for the job. There are many things you have to do in order to find this person, but don’t worry, we know how to do it and will help you. Just remember that you should take your time in considering every decision that you make. This is an important event for you after all?
Set some time aside
In the middle of preparing your wedding, set aside the time to interview and get to know your photographers. This is important because you obviously don’t believe what every photographer say about themselves is the best. There are weaknesses from each photographer that you want to know as well as their good points when hired as your wedding photographer.
The time that you will need to interview each of them can differ as it depends on when you and the photographer are available. And then there is also the fact that you might not be able to immediately make the decision after you interview them. You still have to consider the pros and cons of each of them.
Ask relevant questions
Some couples had read somewhere that they should also know the kind of equipment their photographer is bringing. But what happens next is that they start asking detailed questions about their cameras, lenses, things that these couples had no idea about. So, again, ask only relevant questions that you understand about.
If you know about cameras, then good, ask away. But if you’re not, write up a list of questions that you understand. It’s also a good idea to refer to their website first. For example, a professional photographer from Mark Quinn Photography has a page dedicated to introducing himself and they answer many commonly asked questions on wedding photography by him.
The questions that you ask should include his experiences. Start with getting to know what he does before photography and how long he’s worked as a wedding photographer exactly. It’ll be great to know if the photographer is featured in a wedding venue as well. That shows that he’s a trusted photographer who brings satisfying results consistent enough that a wedding venue is willing to feature him/her.
Next, you can ask about the photographer’s style. This will also tell you his method of approaching the wedding pictures. Some photographers, for example, love to be involved in the wedding and would occasionally want to ask people to smile at the camera. While there are also photographers who love to just stand behind the scene to capture everything without changing a thing.
Price: Determinant by not a main factor
The most important factor for many couples is price and that’s probably all the same for you. However, it should not let you skew your judgment and make your decision based on who offers the cheapest service. It can be a factor that limits your choices, but as long as it’s possible, find a photographer that won’t disappoint you even if it means spending more.
It is truly a shame to see so many couples disappointed with the wedding photography service they booked. They could’ve avoided it if they had been more careful in searching and don’t let the price affect them too much! We hope the same for you as well.