So you’ve been planning for your big day; you’ve picked out your bridesmaids and groomsmen, you’re following all of the top wedding accounts on Instagram, you have a Pinterest board for every aspect of the event, but you still need a photographer.
If you’ve been looking at photographers’ portfolios, websites, and social media pages you’re probably wondering, “How do I narrow this down to just one?” Well, here are a few tips to help you pick your perfect photographical match for the most memorable day of your life.
1. Pick a Professional. Your wedding only lasts one day, but the photos will last a lifetime. Keep this in mind when it comes time to pick your photographer. There are a lot of factors to consider and you want photos that will take you back to everything you were feeling on the wedding day which means you’ll want to make sure you book with someone who is an experienced wedding photographer.
2. Image Style. As artists, each photographer has their own style of photography that they tend to shoot in. Getting a look at their portfolio and asking to see other photos from weddings that they have shot should give you a good idea of the feel of their work and if it matches your vision. 3. Reviews. A well-established photographer should be able to provide you with testimonials from happy clients that they have worked with in the past. You should also be able to see testimonials on their website or social media accounts. Additionally, if you know someone who recently got married and you loved their photos, don’t be afraid to ask for their photographer’s info!
4. Personality. It’s important to set up a meeting with the photographer to see if their personality compliments you and your fiancée’s. The photographer is going to be present at the wedding during the entire day, and you should be comfortable and at ease with them. You don’t need another reason to be stressed out on such a busy day!
5. Mind the Details.
Make sure you know what you want and what the photographer is including in their package. Is the photographer going to provide you with individually edited photos as part of their package? Do you want photography and videography? What is the turn around time for getting your pictures back? These are some important questions you’ll want to consider during your search.
Looking for a photographer can seem like another monumental task in the process of planning your wedding, but at the end you’ll be happy to have an album full of beautiful photos that remind you of the incredible day that you spent with your closest friends and family, and following these tips will help make the process as painless as possible.