How to choose a wedding photographer?
So you have set the date and found your perfect venue - the main part is done! What's next? Sure a wedding dress and decorations are important but wedding photography is the best physical memory that will stay with you after the Big Day so choosing the right photographer is crucial. Here are some simple steps to help you!
1. Find someone you would feel comfortable with.
50% of the wedding photography success is your chemistry with a photographer. When you are not comfortable with them you will most probably end up looking awkward and strained in the photos. The best way to know it beforehand is to arrange a face to face meeting with the potential photographers (especially if you would want to hire them for the whole day). If you and the photographer live too far apart from each other a Facetime or a video call is a good option, too.
2. Choose a multitasking photographer.
You probably saw a lot of photographers advertising their style as 'hands off' and 'natural' but the truth is that sometimes a wedding photographer's job is to direct a shot whether it is a group photo or a romantic portrait. If the photographer is good they will do it discreetly and without any interference. The most amazing wedding photography is always a mixture of a few genres - documentary, portraiture and lifestyle. Go with a photographer who can do all of them!
3. Their style should speak to you.
Photography is an art and art should stimulate you! If it does not do it, it's not worth it. Therefore, it is so important to choose someone who's style really rocks your boat (whatever the style is). There is really no right or wrong in wedding photography, just remember that you will have these photos for a lifetime so they better make you happy every time you look at them.
Here are all the important steps in choosing your perfect wedding photographer. I hope you found them useful! If you'd like to know more about wedding photography please feel free to contact me, I will be happy to answer any questions!