Choosing the Best Photographer For Your Wedding
September 2, 2014
With so many wedding photo nightmares out there, it is so important to choose the best wedding photographer possible, but where do you start? With so many to choose from at a variety of prices, our blog should help you narrow things down and get the best for your budget.
First things first, how much do you have to spend? Typically, photographers can cost up to 12% of the entire wedding budget, including albums and prints so it is imperative that you spend this money wisely. Don’t automatically go for the cheapest option as it could be a nightmare but looking at past clients’ products and testimonials will give you an honest reflection of the company/individuals’ skills.
There are many options available in terms of the style of your pictures. Some couples like the idea of directed or posed shots, some choose high fashion style shoots using props and creative lighting whereas some prefer a more candid camera look, often capturing guests and the couple when they least expect it. Think about the theme and atmosphere of your wedding and which style may best suit it.
Another important aspect when choosing a photographer is looking at the extent of their services. Will they simply take the photos, throw the film at you and leave? Or will they talk you through size and clarity options, as well as helping you choose the best albums and frames to display your pictures? Full services – e.g completed albums and high quality prints – may cost more initially but the personal cost should you decide to do it yourself can often be more.
Probably the most important thing to remember when making your decision is to do your research! Search around and make sure to read as many testimonials as possible; using social networks like Facebook to read comments and find example photos makes things easier. Also, make sure to confirm dates and times as well as any special style requirements you may have. The last thing you want on your big day is no photographer and the prospect of an altar selfie!