Are you excited about your big day just waiting around the corner? Yes, you are, and it’s with good reason. Getting married is not a regular event, so you want to make every moment as special and memorable as it can be. In other words, the wedding photography has to be perfect.
Unfortunately, different photographers have different styles, approaches, rates, and experience. This means you can’t just choose the first one that you come across. Given the importance of getting the wedding photos right the first time around, you want to make sure you speak to the right photographer.
Check Out Portfolios And Get A Shortlist
A good place to start would be checking out portfolios. For the most part, photographers will showcase their work online where they are easily accessible.
Do a few searches for wedding photographers in your area (unless you don’t mind paying extra for their travel expenses) and look at their portfolios. Are there certain styles you like more than others? Do you notice 2 or 3 photographers that stand out from the rest?
If you do, create that shortlist and get a little more info about them. For example, their website should have an about page that provides relevant info about the photographer and how to contact them, which brings up the next tip.
Take Into Account The Experience They Have
Young and fresh photographers will most likely bring a more contemporary style, while experienced photographers probably have some set guidelines for how they work.
It’s important that you take into account the experience of the photographer and what style they can possibly add to the wedding photography.
Schedule A Consultation And Discuss Details
After narrowing down the shortlist based on experience, it’s time to schedule those consultations. And personally sitting down with each one is most likely the best way to do this, otherwise, a phone call can be effective as well.
The point is that you want to get answers to some important questions. For example, how much are they going to charge you and when do they want the money? And what about the date when you’ll receive the photos? What costs do you need to cover?
Get all these questions together before making the call, because you don’t want to waste your time or the time of the photographer.
Make Sure They Have The Necessary Insurance
Yes, photographers need to have insurance. If they don’t, they might just hold you responsible if something happens at the wedding.
The fact is that accidents can happen at any moment. And if the equipment of the photographer gets damaged, or they get injured in some way, do you really want to be responsible for the bill?
Professionals will always have the necessary insurance in place to protect themselves and their clients. If your photographer doesn’t have insurance, you are taking a risk.
Now you have a good idea of you should go about ensuring the wedding photography will be nothing short of absolutely stunning.