Now, why is it that not every wedding photographer is eligible? Of course, there’s the skill factor to consider, but besides that, there are also several other factors that you need to think about. It is very compelling that you read this article through the end. Wedding happens only once in lifetime and once everything is over, the only thing you are left with is your wedding album.
Have You Confirmed Everything about your Party?
How will your party commence? Where and when will it happen?
All these questions regarding your wedding party have to be answered, especially the theme and tone of the party. This is because your photographer is going to be capturing your party in his style. And because you want your photographers to be able to see the party the way you do and capture it in a way that you love, you want to be able to discuss about this with your photographer. But it will be impossible to do if you cannot determine what kind of wedding party you have in mind.
For example, if you are planning to hold a glamorous wedding party in a ballroom with up to 300 guests attending, you want your photographer to be experienced and having a style for luxury wedding photography, capturing the sparkles and elegance of the party.
Getting to know your photographer
Now, after you have an idea of how your wedding is going to be, it’s time to look for someone to record it.
Now, there are 3 tips for your starting point in looking, which are:
- Friend recommendations
- Someone you are acquainted with/live in close proximity
- Someone who is recommended by the venue/who has experience working on the same venue
The first tip is because your friend is unlikely to sugar-coat the skills of the photographers, and you can also review his skills by looking through the wedding album your friend has. The second tip is because discussing the agreements and party becomes easier and scheduling a time to visit the venue together is also easier. The third tip is because your photographer will be so used to shooting in that place, that it seems like a very comfort zone for him/her and you won’t even realize your pictures are being taken from various angles.
Make sure that you and your photographers arrange a meeting as soon as possible. If direct meeting is impossible for initial meeting, do it through video calls. Weeks or days before the wedding, it is important that the both of you make a visit to the venue together for practice. Things are typically easier if your photograher is used to the location of wedding party.
Insist on looking through more of his or her portfolios. The more you see, the more you are sure of the style of your photographer. Taking from previously mentioned example, what do you see in his pictures? What kind of party can you imagine from the pictures taken? If it was a grandeur party, did the photographer do well in his luxury wedding photography? Or was it taken in a too laidback tone?