A photographer is one of the most important vendors you will hire for your wedding day. Before you book someone, familiarize yourself with what to look for and where to look for it here.
Along with videography, photography is one of the most important elements of your wedding day, which is why it’s so crucial to find the right photographer. You can allow your guests to take all of the snapshots in the world, but at the end of the day, when the once-in-a-lifetime occasion is all said and done, you’re going to want clear, beautiful shots of you and your partner on your big day. If you’ve just begun interviewing photographers or you aren’t even sure where to start, keep some of the following tips in mind.
The biggest thing to keep in mind when searching for the right photographer for your big day is the style of the photos you are looking for. Just like you would bring pictures of gowns or cake designs that you like to your cake baker or bridal boutique, bring pictures that you like to show the photographer when you meet with him or her. Then compare the style you are after with their portfolio to see if it measures up to your expectations. Some photographers take typical portraits and head shots, while others are more artistic and use different methods. Be sure to view their portfolio and show them exactly what you want to see if it’s even possible for them to achieve that specific style of photography.
Some photographers offer packages for an array of picture services, some even with videography included. Financially, these packages can make all the difference in the world if you are on a tight budget or if you want a diverse selection of shots or services. Clarify the pricing and deposits and be sure to get everything in paper each time you sit down and meet with a photography vendor. Keep these things in mind as you search for the right photographer for your big day.