How To Know You Are Choosing The Right Wedding Photographer
Wedding photography is more personal than most people realize and choosing the right wedding photographer is vital for success and comfort on your special day. Here are some tips to help you choose the right photographer for your event.
Check out the photographer's portfolio of weddings. Any photographer of quality will have an available portfolio of their past work on their website, easy to view. This will make your decisions clearer once you see their past work.
Meet with your potential wedding photographer beforehand to make sure that you feel comfortable communicating your needs in general. Open communication and a friendly professional relationship is vital when it comes to your wedding photographer. You do not want to talk to her for the first time on the day of the wedding.
Show your photographer any images that reflect the style you are going for. This is part of open communication. Do not expect a photographer to read your mind or assume your style. Show examples of the shot or style you want if you are not sure what it is called.
Hire the photographer for another photo-shoot before the wedding such as an engagement shoot or a couple's family portrait to confirm that your choice is the best fit. This is optional but it does add another layer of comfort and familiarity with your photographer.
Other tips to maximize your special day is to let your photographer know about any special situation or people that they need to photograph. Likely your photographer will not know that your aunt only comes into town every few years and getting her photo is important, or that your dog is like family and you want them included in your pictures, or that there are special family circumstances that should be documented. If you have a certain picture in mind, do not be afraid to ask.