Let’s be honest, your wedding photos are one of the most important aspects of your special day. Every detail has to be perfect and that includes your wedding photographer. After all, you will have these photos for years to come and you want them to be timeless. But how do you find the perfect person who can capture all the beauty and emotion of your big day? Here are three must-haves when picking out a wedding photographer.
The style of a photographer should be top priority when you’re looking for someone to capture your special day. Do they have a signature look? Are their colors vibrant or muted? What about their posing? You need to make sure the photographer’s style is something that resonates with you and fits your aesthetic vision for the wedding photos. Look at their portfolio closely to get an understanding of what they specialize in, and if it fits with what you want. True to color editing style is the best, here’s why: it won’t age your photos. Wedding photos that tug at your nostalgia will, in years time, feel dated.
The color palettes of these styles are more orange tone or muted green. That isn’t what the day actually looks like. Also these styles can create a bad reflection on your venue setting. If your reception is in a barn, then a warm/orange based color profile will completely wreck your reception photos. Between the dim light and the wood of the barn, skin tones, and the room itself will look completely misrepresented.
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Price shouldn’t be the only factor you consider when looking for a photographer, but it should certainly play a role in making your decision. Make sure their prices fit within your budget and that any extra services such as albums or prints are also included in that price range. But more importantly, you should find a photographer within your budget that offers a second shooter, this is a non-negotiable. There are too many benefits to having a second shooter to overlook this service. Frankly, it should be included. Also ask if they are not local, they will need to travel for the event; if so, make sure those costs are factored into their pricing plan as well.
When communicating with prospective photographers, pay attention to how engaged they seem during the conversation. Do they take time to ask questions about you, your relationship, and what kind of shots you’re hoping for? A good photographer cares about more than just technical details – someone who takes time getting to know both of you will bring different ideas and perspectives into play on your big day as well as capture genuine moments between yourselves, friends, and family members perfectly! The relationship with your photographer will create better candids of you as well as your guests, so keep this in mind. Make sure they feel like a part of the party and not a damper on it.
Finding the right wedding photographer may seem like an overwhelming task. Stick to these 3 must-haves when picking your wedding photographer – style, pricing & add-ons, communication and it will make this part of planning much easier! The right wedding photographer will help you create lasting memories of your special day. Photos that can cherish for years to come. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to find the perfect photographer who fits your style, budget and communication needs. Make sure that whoever captures this special moment is someone who understands your needs so that on this once-in-a-lifetime day nothing can go wrong!
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