It’s almost your wedding day and every single detail down to the napkin color has to be perfect. So how do you go about choosing a wedding photographer? Picking your photographer isn’t like going to try on dresses or selecting your flowers. You don’t get to see the finished product until several months after your wedding, which can be extremely stressful for some brides.
Don’t sweat it. There are excellent wedding photographers nearby.
Examine the different options you have for photographers in your area. Even try searching a few hours away to see if there is anyone really exceptional you may want to photograph your wedding. Look at their websites, read their biographies, email them and get to know them. Find out what they’re all about. Are they devoted to making your wedding day special and showcasing your love story? If so, they may be right for you.
Find someone who suits your personality.Are you a fun-loving/unconventional couple or are you a down-to-earth/serious couple? It’s not always easy to find someone that can help with all your needs, but there are wedding photographers out there who can be both fun and make your wedding their number one priority. You don’t want someone at your wedding who is the complete opposite of your personality that you may end up clashing with. You definitely don’t want a pushy photographer making your wedding day stressful.
Another helpful tip is to figure out what style suits your wedding before you go on the quest to find a great photographer. Are you looking for a modern approach? Do you want someone who can be creative? Are you more traditional and conservative? Do some research and see what style will really capture your relationship.
A lot of couples deciding factor is based on pricing, which shouldn’t be the case. These are going to last a lifetime, you only get one wedding day! It’s easy to go cheap on wedding photography, but you should think of it as a piece of art, not just some photos to throw in a scrapbook. Your photographer should be there to capture every special moment and be completely devoted to your love story and needs. Your wedding day photos are meant to last a lifetime and should be treated as such, an investment. If you love someone’s work and think that they’re out of budget, send them an email, they may be willing to work to make it happen for you.
Professional photographers are abundant these days, but finding one that you can really connect with who can capture what you want from your wedding is something special. This is your wedding; give your business to someone who will treat it as the event of a lifetime!