Your wedding will be a few days’ affair but its memories are bound to be eternal. You would obviously want each and every special moment to be captured in the most beautiful way possible. This calls for a painstaking effort to gauge one’s wedding photographer from all the possible lenses and hire the one who can do that in the best way possible! Here are a few tips and tricks to choose just the right wedding photographer to freeze your special moments in the most artistic manner.
Dig deep into search engines:
The hunt for the best wedding photographer starts with a thorough research. So, fold up your sleeves and browse through the portfolios of wedding photographers in your city. Preferably, go for the ones whose photography style matches the style of your wedding. In other words, search for photographers who have shot impeccable photos at night if you are going to have a night wedding or go for the one who has showcased the best photos in a wedding venue similar to yours.
Set a budget:
This one goes without saying. Stakes will be high and expenditure can shoot up like crazy! So, you’ve got to plan things the right way. Set aside a budget for the wedding photography and stick to it.
Conduct a proper investigation:
Now, when we talk about going through a wedding photographer’s portfolio, it’s not only about going through ten to twenty amazing pictures from a wedding. It means conducting a proper investigation and going through all the pics of a single wedding. See which photographer’s post processing of the wedding pics is the best. This would help get a clear idea about the photographer’s work so that you make the right choice and get what you’ll be paying for.
WOM or word of mouth is something that’ll help you have a clear vision of whom to choose. Well, no wedding photographer would list his/her shortcomings. Every photographer would claim to be the best. It’s their past clients who can actually help gain insights into their work, their professionalism and other important aspects. So, it’s advisable to turn to social platforms or testimonials of the wedding photographers you want to choose from! This will actually help make a more prudent choice.
Beware of any hidden charges:
Every wedding photographer would have listed the packages and pricing for people’s convenience. All you have to do is carefully see what’s included in your preferred package. There are a number of additional charges like additional hours, albums, second shooters, engagement sessions and so on. See if all of these are included in the price quote or will be charged as a surprise!
Get an appropriate contract drafted:
It’s advisable to have a face-to-face meeting with your wedding photographer once you are done researching and choosing. Jot down all the important questions you would want to ask from your photographer. Ensure that none of your doubts remain uncleared. Thereafter, get an appropriate contract drafted, stating the pricing, additional charges, arrival and departure of the photographer. If your wedding would be running late, mention that in the contract as well so that everyone is on the same page.
Once all of the above points are stroked off your list, you are all set to sign the contract!
Source : Party Vapours