How to Find the Perfect Wedding Photographer
Finding the perfect wedding photographer can be a bit of a drill. We understand that your wedding photographs will be your most treasured keepsake. Being photographers ourselves as a couple, we knew what our wedding was going to look like. Yet, we were not sold on any photographer.
Choosing a perfect wedding photographer is a difficult feat to achieve. We understand you have a lot of questions running through your mind. What if the photographer does not match my aesthetic? What if they miss crucial moments as they occur? Will they take the right shots at the right time? If you are feeling overwhelmed, we have some tips for making sense of it all.
Finding a good photographer can be hectic, but not when you try the conventional method – word of mouth. There is a big chance you went to a friend’s wedding and afterward loved their wedding album they showed you. Do not be shy to hit them up and ask them about their experience. Odds are your friend will have the same style and budget as yourself.
Homework is Necessary
Browse local listings, read reviews on the internet, interview newlywed friends, and finally make a list of potential photographers. Now, go to their websites and check out their portfolio of the weddings they have covered. It will give you a fair idea of what they can do bring to the table. Keep other factors in mind as well, such as:
- How do they capture special and emotional moments?
- Does their website say anything about their sensibility and personality?
- Is the response positive on their social media platforms, and how has the photographer responded to criticism?
- Do they seem personable and friendly?
When you ask the right questions, you will realize you are doing the right kind of homework
Take a Glance at their Full Wedding Albums
People make a huge mistake when they base their decision on seeing a photographer’s album’s highlights. As a marketing tactic, some of the photographers showcase the best work on their portfolio. So, what you are seeing is the best of the best.
Technically, there is no problem with it. Still, to be sure, you have to cover all aspects while choosing a wedding photographer. You need to get a well-rounded idea of what you are getting yourself into. As a solution, ask the photographer to show you two to three full galleries from the covered events.
As a result, you will get a fair idea of how skilled the photographer is and how well they can execute the photography. If you see that the full-gallery photographs are just as good as the one shown in the highlight gallery, you’re in safe hands.
BONUS TIP: Once you feel like you have the ‘right’ photographer, make sure if they have covered events in similar settings to yours. For instance, if you plan a wedding inside a chapel with little to no light, you might want to line up your questions regarding it.
Fetch the Postproduction Details
upload them, and then edit them (to correct color levels). It varies from photographer to photographer, depending on their style. Still, some of them take an additional 40 to 50 hours to edit images.
So, in conclusion, it can take up to six to eight weeks to get the images back. The period could increase if the photographer does not have a busy schedule up ahead. There are a few questions you need to ask:
- How many images will be included in the package?
- Will you compress the images to achieve an optimal resolution?
- Do I have to get prints made myself, or will you have the rights to the images?
- Will the pictures I see be the retouched version?
These are a few of the questions you need to ask your potential photographer before jumping the bandwagon. While the process and technicalities may look dreary at first, it will be well worth it if you clear beforehand.
Avoid Confusing your Photographer
Who does not love Pinterest? We all do. It is a great way to get ideas for all sorts of events, ranging from birthday parties to graduation, mother’s day to father’s day, and big days, such as weddings. Now let’s imagine you have listed down some photographers of how you want your wedding to cover.
While it is a good practice to do your homework, try not to bombard your photographer with 100 different shots. Chances are, your photographer might already have the experience, knowledge, and skillset to execute something similar to your liking.
Are you Still Confused?
We understand that you are excited about your big day, and at the same time, stressing about which photographer to choose for your wedding. Worry not! After years of experience in the field, we know what it takes to vanish our clients’ confusions. With hundreds of happy clients, we know the effort we put in to make our clients happy. So, what is with the wait? Hop on to our inquiry page and let us know what we can do to assist you.
Based in Missouri, Bright Focus Photography is a name of excellence in providing excellent photography services. Our exuberant services, dipped with a punch of humor, will be everything you need for your big day. By adding a hint of honesty, kindness, hard work, and fairness to our work, we stand out among many others for the effort we put into our work.