A wedding is incomplete without wedding photography. Wedding photography creates memories that you can cherish for a lifetime. The wedding photos should be beautiful and timeless, so that whenever you see them, you feel you are living every moment of the most important day of your life all over again.
However, unlike the other aspects such as food, music, etc. you don’t really know what you’re going to get. In case things go wrong, you won’t even have the chance to mend them. This means you will have to put in a lot of effort to find the best wedding photographer to ensure you make the best memories.
Here are some quick tips that will help you find out the best wedding photographer:
Decide the Style First
Before starting your hunt for the perfect photographer, decide what style of photography you are looking for – documentary, portraiture or edgy-bold. Depending upon the type of photography you want, you must find the best suited photographer.
Check Portfolio and Ask Questions
A good photographer would be able to capture the real emotions. So, before extending your conversation with a photographer, make sure you check his/ her portfolio. The images should be high quality and they should reflect the emotions. Once you are impressed with the portfolio, start asking questions instead of being swayed.
The following questions will give you a clearer picture whether the photographer is suitable for your requirements or not:
- Experience in the field of wedding photography (of course you won’t consider if it is the photographer’s first wedding photography project)
- The packages available and the pricing
- How much time and how many photographers will cover the event
- How quickly will the photos be delivered
It is best to work with a photographer, who makes you feel comfortable. If you don’t, you won’t be able to express the true feelings. A good photographer will save your day even if things seem to go wrong. So interview several photographers and see who makes you the most comfortable.
Chalk Out a Plan
Once you have made you mind with whom you want to work, ask about his/ her plan. What events would be covered, how many photographs would be provided; whether they need extra arrangements to be made, etc. this will give you an idea about what to expect. In case you find something odd, pinpoint right away. If the photographer is too rigid, look for someone else.
It often becomes tough to determine where to start – so you can start asking for references from your friends and family. You can also have a discussion with the wedding planner, if you are hiring one. One good way of evaluating the quality of service is talking to the past clients of the photographer you are considering. If the photographer is confident enough, he/ she would not hesitate to provide the names of past clients; or you can get the names from the website as well.
Weddings are once in a lifetime events, so make sure you hire the best photographer and create wonderful memories!