Tips for Selecting a Wedding Photography Expert

By on September 26, 2008

When it comes to hiring someone to complete your wedding photography, you want to be certain to hire a professional that will be able to do the job right the first time. After all, there are no second chances for capturing your precious wedding memories and moments. Therefore, you should take the time necessary to carefully select the person that will conduct your wedding photography by following these simple tips.

Tip #1: Find the Right Style

The style of your wedding should be considered when selecting the person to fulfill your wedding photography needs. Photographers have their own style of photography, so be certain to select one whose style fits the style of your wedding as well as your personal photographic tastes. Ask your photographer if he or she considers his or her style to be classic or modern. A classic photographer will pay more attention to balance, lighting, angles and details while a modern photographer will use a more informal and experimental approach. Don’t just take the photographer’s word for it, however, ask to see a portfolio so you can be certain the photographer’s style is a good match for you.

Tip #2: Stay Within Your Budget

While you certainly want to get great pictures of your wedding, you don’t want to blow your entire budget on hiring a photographer. In order to get a good price, consider looking into photographers that have recently started their own businesses. If the photographer has a good reputation and a solid portfolio, you may be able to get a great photographer at a reasonable price. In general, the best approach is to determine your budget first and then choose a photographer from those that will work within that budget.

Tip #3: Communicate Clearly – And Put it in Writing

Before you actually sign a contract with a photographer, be certain to discuss the exact duties you expect the photographer to complete. Do you want the photographer to focus on posed pictures or on pictures showing your guests in action? What tone or feel do you want the photographer to establish? Are there any specific shots that you absolutely want to be included? Make certain these expectations are clear and that the information is included in your contract before you sign it.

Tip #4: Find Someone You Are Comfortable With

Lastly, the person you select to complete your wedding photography should e someone you eel comfortable with. Not only should you feel as if the person is actually listening to you and understanding your needs, you also want someone that you will feel comfortable having attend your wedding.

About Olga Pomeransky

Olga is manager at Best for Bride since 2005. Currently Best for Bride operates 4 bridal stores in Canada (Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton and Barrie). Best for Bride sells wedding, bridemaids, mob dresses and more. http://www.BestForBride.com

3 Comments

  1. LaurettaBTowles@gmail.com'

    Lauretta

    April 18, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Of course, remember that you get what you pay for, you will have a budget that you have to keep within. Don’t forget, though, that if one wedding photographer is substantially cheaper than everyone else in your area, there may be a reason for this.

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    Mariana

    April 24, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Photos will memorise everything that happens in your wedding day for ever. Whenever you need to remember those moments you will run to have a look at your wedding photos. Therefore, you should ensure doing whatever you can to get the best photographer you hear of. Ask friends, search the net or search by yourself if this will help you. Just make sure that you will get the best one!

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    Cheryl Amaker

    July 30, 2017 at 10:10 AM

    When it comes to getting help with your wedding from some one that is not in your family, I think communication is the best tip that you can provide. Everything has to be out in the open for things to work the right way!

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