So many wedding photographers and so little time. Hiring and choosing wedding photographer is not an easy task, here are some questions laid out for you to help you short list them.

 
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Hiring and choosing wedding photographer - Rules of engagement
Next to consider in your wedding planning will be your wedding photographer. It will be tough to choose from so many choices in town. Photography is an expensive luxury and also a must during your wedding day, so you can show off to your friends, families, colleagues and so on and so forth…

So you want good pictures, frames that capture all the different kinds of mood and fancies, that means you have to start shopping for one and allow enough wedding budget to accomplish this goal. With a few friendly pointers, we will help you narrow the wide choices.

Click on their website and search as many of them as possible. There will be photo galleries of all their pass works, feel free to browse around. Always look for the style that you are comfortable with, remember, different wedding photographers have different kinds of style. Some are high key (high in contrast, like in hollywood movies), others are pop, MTV style, Lifestyle…

After you have selected and joted down the address and contact, it is time to meet them. When you meet the wedding photographer, there are several questions you have to ask yourself.

  • Is the quality of the wedding photographer of your standard?

  • How does he present his work? Proud of his work? Slipshod presentation?

  • Does the wedding photographer capture the moment?

  • Look through the albums, do you see romance on the pictures?

  • What catches your eye?

  • Are they just idiot-proof shots?

  • Do all those pictures tell you a story?

  • Will he be able to take candid shots?

  • What are the percentage of the photographer are wedding shots? Is his business mostly wedding?

  • Is he an outdoor photographer or studio photographer?

  • One of the most important question is... whether are You comfortable with the wedding photographer?

Be very honest to yourself, if you want good memories captured, you have to be very comfortable with the wedding photographer, not the budget, not the wedding packages. Simply because, You are going to spend the whole day with the wedding photographer. If you don’t like the wedding photographer for whatever reason, (maybe he has a mole somewhere that you feel uncomfortable with) your facial expressions will show in your pictures.

Over many weddings that I have attended, I have watched brides who were obviously annoyed by the wedding photographer, and all I see are plastic smiles and maybe…clenched fist. Not a very good sight!

  • Is he available on your Wedding Day?

  • What wedding packages does he offer?

After you have gone through the above test, if he passed…WAIT…before you sign the contract, ask him whether he is the one that is available to take your wedding shots on your WEDDING DAY. Some Studios will just send a freelance photographer to get the job done.
If he is not the one, you have wasted your time in building a good rapport with him.

So that’s it, always remember to advice what kind of moment you want the wedding photographer to take note. Other than that, all your greatest memories will be captured in time and space.

 

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