What to look for in a Wedding Photographer

Everyone has an idea of what they want their special day to look like, so finding someone who will be able to capture it right is essential. Now because everyone will be looking for different things in their wedding photographer/videographer, here are a few things to keep in mind.

DOES THEIR STYLE SUIT YOU?

Wedding photography and videography are still art forms where the artist will have their own specialized style ranging from genuinely candid to manicured and editorial. There are also those who are flexible and can cater so several styles but the best way to know this is to check out their past work. Particularly if they are flexible, you can use their previous photos as reference for the style you would like them to capture your wedding day in.

ARE THEY OFFERING WHAT YOU REALLY NEED?

There is a plethora of wedding photographers and videographers available at all sorts of price points with packages that differ in hours covered, delivery method etc. In order to streamline your experience, try to find someone who will offer as close to what you’ll need as possible. If you know you’ll want printed photos, enlargements, DVDs etc. try to get them as part of a package that way you have everything done and delivered in one go. Weddings are already stressful, why add the need for trips to the photo printers, frame stores and album sellers to the list?

MEET THEM IN PERSON

Yes they are professional, yes they know how to do their job but meeting the photographers / videographers prior to the wedding day can establish a comfortable relationship for all parties involved and can put everyone’s mind at ease so that either person can ask their questions and get some answers. We believe that good chemistry also makes those wedding pictures and video look significantly more genuine, which is why we always try our best to meet with couples from the beginning.

READ THE FINE PRINT

Most wedding photographers and videographers will most likely have a contract that will cover both their and your rights and responsibilities at the wedding. A with any contract do make sure to read the fine print to make sure you know what will happen in any event. Check what rights you have in the ownership of the photos and be mindful that most deposits are non-refundable and rescheduling and cancellations can be troublesome to deal with later, do make sure you know how to act in the event of unexpected changes. Once again, organizing an interview is best so that you can talk over any details you are unsure of.

KNOW THE TIMELINE

These wedding photographers and videographers are usually handling huge file loads and processing times can vary from 3 weeks to over a month after your wedding. Know what you will be getting and when, know when your payment/s are due and once again, be sure to read the contract as it usually stipulates what will happen in events of late payments and if it will affect the delivery date of the final products.

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