Finally, after months of planning you have booked the venue, picked the wedding date, and said “yes to the dress!” However, there is one more extremely important wedding priority left on your to-do list. It’s time to pick your wedding photographer! What most couples don’t realize at the beginning of their wedding journey, is how crucial finding a good wedding photographer is. There are a lot of questions to consider before settling on the photographer that will not only be available on your big day, but their style will also match your wedding day vision. However, there are some helpful tips that you can incorporate into your search that will not only make your planning a little easier, a little less stressful, but will ultimately help you find the wedding photographer that is right for you.
When it comes down to the actual wedding day, you’ll be surprised to know that your wedding photographer will ultimately be with you more than your wedding party. That is why it’s so important that you get along before you spend your whole wedding day with them. Once you have found a few wedding photographers that you are interested in make sure you read their background, check out some of their photo galleries, and see if their philosophy fits in with your style that you envision for your big day. Once you have narrowed down your list, it’s time to schedule an interview. This way you can meet face to face and verify that they not only can make your vision into a reality, but that you actually like them.
This tip doesn’t just mean to look into their photo galleries or social media accounts, and see if you like the photos they have shot. Rather, it is really important to make sure that the photographer that you choose, will work with you to produce the specific style and vision that you want for your wedding. It’s great they can shoot amazing daytime wedding photos. However, if your wedding is taking place at night or outside then you need to make sure they are experienced and prepared to work with different lighting. Having this discussion during your interview will help answer a lot of these questions and finalize these important details.
The trick with this tip is to find the right balance between the photographers strengths and weaknesses. For example, you may read that they are not punctual but produce amazing pictures. Or you may find some reviews that indicate that they are extremely friendly and helpful, but it takes forever to get your photos back. You will need to weigh all of these reviews and see what is a deal breaker for you. Just remember, at the end of the day, nobody can be perfect. As long as you are treated with respect, get along with your photographer, and get the quality of service and product you expect then maybe they are the key to the fairy tale photos you want on your big day.
Essentially, no matter how amazing the photographer is and how beautiful their work may be, if they are out of your price range then they won’t work as your photographer. Ideally, you want a photographer to be with you the whole day. From taking pictures of you getting ready to closing out the night at your reception. Therefore, you will want to look into the packages the photographer offers. These prices will vary depending on their experience, their location, and how long they will be taking pictures for. That is why it’s really important to set-up a wedding budget and factor in how much you are willing to spend on your photographer. This will help make your search a little easier.
At the end of the day, just remember this is your special day. You want to find someone that will work with you and your style. Nevertheless, you also want someone that has the professional insight to help guide you and make sure your wedding photos are not only beautiful but provide you with an exquisite keepsake that will allow you to cherish your wedding forever. If you are looking for additional wedding tips, or are in the search for the perfect wedding venue, check us out today!