You want your wedding photographer to capture everything that makes your entire day special, to capture you at your best, to deliver photographs that live up to your expectations. Listed below are 10 tips for selecting wedding photography that you can live with throughout your new life together.
A professional wedding photographer should have a physical location. A physical location where you can find them when you really need them and where you can speak to them safely is important. Physical wedding photography studios build trust within the community and with their clients. If your wedding photographer does not have a nearby address (not a PO Box) that they will share with you, it’s a good reason not to trust them. They might work out of their property, but do you know where that’s? A physical office or studio is paramount to them being trustworthy. Would be you be willing to have a random stranger come to your house, or for you to go to their house? It’s safer and more reliable to choose a wedding photographer with a studio or office you can visit and where you can find your photographer.
A good wedding photographer should help make your day go more smoothly. Aside from a dedicated wedding planner, your photographer is the only vendor who is going to be spending the entire day with you. A good wedding photographer should make things easier for you personally. They should solve problems. Your wedding photographer should be flexible. They should be able to adapt and thrive in difficult situations. Find out more about their abilities and get about a difficult lighting scenario, bad weather, or other catastrophe and find out how they managed it in the past.
You need your wedding photographer to be focused on you. When you meet with any wedding photographer for the first time, do they ask about you, get to know you, and find out what you want? Or do only they talk about themselves and what they do? Find a photographer who is ready to spend time getting to know you which means you know they understand you and your needs. This is the simplest way to find out if they are a good fit for you.
Your wedding photographer should be knowledgeable and helpful. They should offer suggestions about options you have for various things, provide advice on scheduling and setup, be full of a few ideas, and be ready to make every day and your planning easier. A great photographer is big on planning. Your photographer should work with you before an engagement session to select clothing and location. Your wedding photography should be scheduled in the day rather than as an afterthought. Photography does not have to be inconvenient – it’s really a fun and integral element of your day.
It might sound strange, but not all wedding photographers would be the same and not all photographers are a good fit for each client. If your wedding photographer meets you and finds out about what you are looking for after which tells you that they don’t think they would be a good fit for you, it might be surprising, but it’s nothing personal. Wouldn’t you rather a professional be honest about this than trying to change to meet your needs? Sometimes photographers realize that what they specialize in is not the same thing a customer wants. Photographers don’t want to make you unhappy, and if a marriage photographer thinks you might be happier with a different type of photography or with a different situation, we will tell you before you book so you are not disappointed later.