Getting spectacular photos for one of the most special days in your life will depend on doing research and choosing the right professional for the job.
So, how will you recognise the right wedding photographer who will create the most amazing pictures for you? Ease of communication with your photographer will be one important factor in ensuring your happiness on the day. Here are some other essential bits of information that your wedding photographer should also provide you.
Cost of Getting to the Location
Regardless of their professional location, wedding photographers will often be willing to travel. You need to get a good idea about the mileage costs that you will have to deal with.
Make sure you are getting a specific figure right from the start. Hidden costs could be a snag in your wedding planning, and an unpleasant surprise. A good professional is going to give you all of the details that you need to make up your mind. Transparency is essential, especially when it comes to pricing policy.
What kind of style are you looking for? Do you want to get romantic black and white photographs? Are you interested in staging something or do you want the pictures to appear natural?
Talk to the photographer about your preferences and (if possible) keep (well-meaning) relatives out of the discussion.
Everybody has some idea when it comes to the aesthetics of the wedding album. However there is also a famous saying that -too many chefs spoil the broth-. The final decision is and should solely be yours to make.
1. Discuss ideas with the photographer that you are interested in working with.
2. Take a look at their portfolio and ask questions in advance.
3. A good photographer should be able to provide ideas and suggestions that will make the original concept even more spectacular.
4. You could also get detailed information about the pros and possible shortcomings of the photography style that you are interested in (giving you a balanced perspective) so you can make the best decision.
Number of Photos
A reputable wedding photographer should also give you a good idea about the number of wedding photos you can expect.
You could also inquire about the number of hours that the photographer will be working and the number of photographs these hours could translate into. In the beginning, it may seem like a really big figure. You may hear something like 400 or 500 photographs.
But consider the pre ceremony, the ceremony itself, the reception and also the photo session you are going to have with your significant other. You will probably need several hundred photographs to capture all of those special moments!
Types of Products Available
Finally, you should discuss personalisation possibilities. Reputable wedding photographers will consult you on the best wedding album style. They will also suggest the creation of personalised products such as thank-you cards or wedding favours for your guests.
You need all of this information to get an accurate idea about the amount you will need to spend on wedding photography and the results you are going to get.
Talk to your wedding photographer about the costs, the style of preference, the need for the provision of props and the number of photographs that you want. Make sure that your idea is understood and that the photographer will be willing to capture your special day bearing your requests in mind.
Richard Galloway is an award-winning professional photographer and considered one of the best wedding photographers in Surrey. With over 7 years experience, he specialises in -story-telling- wedding photography commonly known as Reportage.
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