Finding The Right Photographer For Your Wedding
Finding Mr. Right (not the groom, the photographer) is a daunting task. If you ever tried to hire a wedding photographer, we feel your pain.
If you are not planning to hire a wedding planner and go through the DIY route we have few tips that would help you to find the best photographer to capture the memories for a lifetime.
The best way to hire the best photographer is to be an early bird and start searching for a photographer as soon as you fix the date for the ceremony. There is going to be a lot of demand for reputed photographers in your city, so start early, if possible months before the D-day to make sure you don’t lose out on the very best your city has to offer.
Make sure you meet at least a few of them and not just one. It would allow you to explore more option and grow your knowledge towards the verity they have to offer.
A meeting with a photographer has its own purpose, which is not limited to getting to know the photographer, ask the photographer to show his or her portfolio. This would allow you to judge the quality of work yourself and not rely on the friend’s words, which probably intrigued you to come to the photographer.
Most importantly, inquire about different price options or packages they might have. Now a day, you can find a lot of different pricing options from the same photographer, based on what you expect them from them.
Make sure you understand what each option has to offer and how do they differ from one another. As you probably wouldn’t shy away from spending more on the most memorable day of your life to capture the memories in the best possible way, but also make sure you do not over spent if you don’t really need what’s being offered. The priciest option might not be the best fit for you always.
Do discuss the amount of time the photographer would be available on the wedding day, discuss upfront if the person would be able to stay longer if needed. Some of the photographers would be very busy on those dates, so it’s a good idea to discuss the situation beforehand even if you don’t need it. This would safeguard you against any unpleasant surprises.
Lastly, ask the photographer if he or she would provide you with just digital copies of the photographs or a printed photo album. If you decide to get the photo album from a printer of your choice, that’s good. Otherwise inquire about the quality of the album to make sure both of you are on the same page.