You are getting married? Congratulations! And, you need your wedding day to be perfect and beautiful as you’ve always dreamed. But, if you choose the wrong photographer, your day may be a lot less than perfect and you might not be fulfilled by the images your photographer captures. Bummer. So, how can you opt for the right photographer?
Here is how. Make sure your wedding photographer offers you these five things. Then you can relax and feel assured the love, special moments and important details of your wedding day will be captured in beautiful images for a lifetime of memories.
1. Look at a fairly good choice of the photographer’s wedding images, not simply a few photos on a web site. It’s best if you’re able to see at least a record or two along with a proof book of a whole wedding. The records probably represent the best of the photographer’s work, and the proof book shows all of the typical images he or she captures during a wedding day. How do the images seem to you? Are they gratifying to look at? Do the light and the color look good to you? Is the photographer’s style what you are looking for? Most of our wedding couples are looking for a mix of photojournalistic images and classic introduced traditional ones. Make sure your photographer is capable of, and comfortable with, taking the style of images you want to your wedding. If you do not like the photographer’s work, there’s no need to think about them further. Additionally, make sure the work you see has been done by the photographer who will photograph your wedding. Some studios will show you a great deal of very good work from various photographers, but will not guarantee you will get the photographer whose work you like the best. Sometimes, a husband and wife team like ours is the perfect way to be sure the photographer’s work you see is your work you will get.
2. Do you like the photographer’s personality and mannerisms? Is your photographer confident, easy-going rather than a nervous ninny? A rough, rigid, and uptight photographer will make your day unpleasant. I understand you do not want that! If the photographer is going to have a second photographer help at your wedding, meet the helper photographer and make sure that you feel comfortable with them too. To get to know your photographer before you choose them, it’s actually important you meet with them . Maui photographers When it is physically impossible to meet up with the photographer, you should make sure a few of the testimonials from previous customers make you feel comfortable with the photographer’s personality.
3. Does the photographer use professional lenses, cameras and flash systems? Does he or she have some lenses which will create good images in low light situations (f2.8 aperture)? Does the photographer use a gentle box over the flash and keep the flash over the lens on both the horizontal and vertical photos to minimize shadows inside their images? Can he or she always deliver a comprehensive set of backup gear, or bring another photographer with a different set of equipment, to each wedding? Ask them. Hopefully, they will professional enough to arrive dressed in a tux, suit, or dressy dress. Although, if your photographer is a guy and he says he is coming in a dressy dress, then you may worry a bit about that:–RRB-. You ought to get the feeling that your photographer is dedicated to making sure your wedding day is fantastic, and that all the love, emotions and important details will be captured in images you’ll be able to enjoy for the rest of your life.
4. Does your photographer possess the expertise to anticipate all of the great things that will happen on your wedding day, and also the expertise to take care of the bad things that could occur also? An experienced photographer may have photographed enough weddings to expect and capture special moments during your day, along with the important details that may easily be missed by a”newbie”. That’s why a comprehensive set of backup gear is necessary. My small kit of duct tape, additional cables, pen knife with scissors, and band-aids has been a life saver many times.
5. Does your photographer provide you with the right value? Not the right price, but, the ideal price. If your photographer does not have each of the aforementioned characteristics, it may not matter what their rates are. If the photographer has all four, then that’s a significant part of the value they provide you. In this case, the price must be less important. Just make sure your photographer will provide what’s really important for you and is upfront with you about costs for everything you want. Someone who provides a”reduced” cost up front may seem appealing. But, things change when you find they charge extra for every single location stop, such as the digital image files, to get a studio setup in the reception, and so forth. A photographer who charges twice as much, but contains almost everything, can often be a better value for you.