From designing your dress to co-coordinating seating arrangements, the stress of planning your big day can be overwhelming. Choosing the perfect photographer to capture your most precious day means that the snaps that they create will be exactly what you want to communicate to your friends and family in the future. They should incorporate all your favourite emotions into a few still shots
STYLE – YOU LOVE THEIR WORK:
The most significant part of choosing a wedding photographer is that you LOVE their work. Jump onto their social media pages (Instagram, Facebook, etc) and their website and start browsing through their galleries. You may want to spend a bit of time on scrolling through their work. Doing this will help you get a feel for their style and start to form some ideas of shots that you may want to recreate. At the very least you will soon be able to verbalise which styles you don’t like.
PERSONALITY – YOU GET ALONG
This is a biggie. Who wants to spend the most memorable day of their life working with a person that they just cannot stand? Most photographers have an “about me” tab on their website that will give you a better understanding of what makes them tick. I would suggest that you give them a call to discuss your plans before signing with them so that you can make sure that you click. It is okay to choose another photographer if you do not seem to make fast friends with the first one you find. I am sure that both you and the photographer will be grateful on the day of your wedding that neither of you had to spend it with someone that you do not work well with.
BUDGET – YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR, BUT DON’T BREAK THE BANK
Before even starting the search for the perfect photographer for your wedding, you and your partner should decide on how much money you are willing to spend on your visible memories. It is important that you don’t skimp in this area because, with photography, you get what you pay for. Most photographers factor experience into their price, so make sure you consider that when you are deciding whether to spend that extra digit.
REVIEWS – READ REVIEWS FROM PAST CLIENTS
Finally, reviews are the best way to figure out if your photographer is worth the money that you are spending for their services. It can be easy to fake quality, but today, where consumers are empowered to share their opinions, it is only wise to read quality reviews before you sign the contract.
Have fun planning your amazing day and remember that the most valuable thing is the commitment between you and your spouse that you will leave the venue with at the end of the day. Don’t get so lost in the little details that you forget to simply celebrate your love.