Hiring the Right Photographer for Your Big Day

Hiring the Right Photographer for Your Big DayYour wedding day will fly by in the blink of an eye. While memories have a way of fading over time, photographs are forever, which is why your wedding photography is so important! Wedding photos are a must-have memento of your wedding day. You’ll be able to look back on the celebration for the rest of your marriage thanks to beautiful photos, and you’ll get a glimpse of all the moments with guests or little details that you may have missed. Hiring the right photographer for your big day is key.

Narrow Down Your Favorite Style

How to decide which wedding photographer is best for you? Start by figuring out which style of wedding photography is your favorite. There is variation in photographers’ styles: Some are more formal with a majority of the shots being posed, others take a photojournalist approach capturing candid moments and natural expressions. There is also much variation in lighting and editing techniques that give a photographer’s work a signature style. Start by pinning your favorite wedding images and see if the photos you’re most drawn to share similar characteristics.

Make a List & Compare Packages

Make a list of local photographers whose style matches your preferred look. Then reach out to them all for pricing information, so you can compare packages and options.

Ask for References

You should always review as many examples of the photographer’s work as possible, but go one step beyond that and ask the photographer for references. Your wedding day is personal, and you want a photographer who will contribute positive energy to the special day.

Meet with Photographers

Always meet with wedding photographers in person before you commit, so you can get a sense of their personality and how well you get along. You need to be completely comfortable with this person to be natural in front of the camera.  Not to mention, you’re inviting them to the biggest day of your life!

Start with an Engagement Shoot

Opt for a package that includes a free engagement photo session. The engagement shoot is an opportunity to get comfortable with the photographer so you get the best pictures possible on your wedding day. If you’re nervous about the photographer, try a test shoot first before committing to a contract or make it a clause in your contract that you can cancel after the engagement session.


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