OUR TOP 5 TIPS ON CHOOSING THE RIGHT PERSON TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR WEDDING
Wedding photographers have only one chance to get it right, so experience is very important. Who will be shooting your wedding? Did they take the photos you're looking at? How many weddings have they personally shot? Do they have back-up gear in case things go wrong? Check out their work in person or online, including testimonials from previous clients.
Experience is one thing, quality is another. Take time to assess their photography. Ask to see an entire wedding shoot, not just a few carefully chosen images. Are the images in focus, properly exposed and with plenty of detail? How do the people look, especially the bride and groom? Is the lighting well balanced? How well do they cope with challenges like bright sunshine or rain?
Think about the style of photography you like - whether that's casual, formal, documentary, glamour, journalistic or a mix. Your album will be a treasure for generations, so it's good to think about how people may think about it in times to come! Look for a photographer whose work you really love and whose style reflects your own.
You'll spend more time with your photographer on your wedding day than almost anyone else - other than your spouse of course! Quality, style and experience are very important, but so is personality. Whether they're fun, polite or unobtrusive, you do need to be able to get along pleasantly on the day!
As always, you get what you pay for, but a professional photographer with the right experience, style and personality is well worth the investment. It's also important to find out exactly what's included in the price. Does the price include an album? If so, of what type and quality? Will you receive the image files? If so will they be high resolution, edited and colour corrected?
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