Now that you’re here and reading this, then we assume that you and your partner have decided to tie the knot finally. However, many would also agree that planning a wedding is a stressful task and choosing the perfect photographer for your special day is one of them.
There are lots of photography services around, but you wouldn’t want to get the first photographer you find in town just for the sake of hiring one. Remember that even you have made all the necessary preparations to make the wedding day a special one, it will be the pictures that will preserve the most precious and unforgettable time of your life. So before you go on a hunt for the best wedding photographer, let’s talk first the five essential tips below when choosing the perfect photographer for your special day.
Ask for Recommendations
Trusting the ‘word of mouth’ is always a good idea because you will certainly have the best recommendation especially if it comes from your family, friends, and colleagues. You can also benefit from online reviews as long as it came from a trusted source. The best thing about asking recommendations is that you get a chance to have a sample of the photographer’s work and judge for yourself if you would like to add them to your list of prospects of wedding photographers. Always keep in mind that there is nothing wrong with asking, so don’t shy away. Who knows? The ‘word of mouth’ might be the best source of finding that perfect photographer for your wedding day.
Check their Portfolio and Years of Experience
You know the basic of stalking right? Photographers usually share in their social media accounts the best photos they have taken for publicity. So take advantage of it, so you will know if their style fits your taste. You might also want to do some background check and ask their years of experience and their expertise in wedding events.
Consider Your Settings
Photographers might impress you with their kind of work. However, it may greatly differ when it comes to your final settings for your wedding. How are they going to cope up and what are strategies and what tools they are going to use if your wedding settings are held both indoor or outdoor. These are just some of the things you need to consider before you say yes to a professional wedding photographer.
Consider Your Budget
Some professional wedding photographers know their worth and usually charge for their service much higher than the others. If you are a little bit tight in budget, then review your list of wedding photographers that can cater you allocated budget but at the same time able to deliver expected results.
Check If You can Easily Get Along with the Photographer
Aside from the technical perspective, you should also choose a photographer that you feel you are comfortable with. It’s a lot easier to smile and laugh in front of a camera if you feel at ease with the one behind the cam, so make sure you feel comfortable with your photographer of choice if you want your wedding photos to be Instagram-worthy and special.