Choosing the right photographer for the wedding day is very important. The pictures taken at the wedding are the memories you’ll have for the rest of your lives. There are some key steps to take to finding the right photographer. According to an article by The Knot,( “10 Steps to Finding a Great Wedding Photographer”), when choosing a photographer, you should focus on style, doing your homework, interviews, past examples and consider your personalities and those of the photographer.
To start, first decide on the style of photography you want. There are different classifications, such as documentary, portraiture, fine art and edgy-bold. Deciding on this first will help to narrow down your choices to a particular photographer.
Make sure you do your homework in selecting the right photographer. Do a good amount of research to see if you can find someone that will fit your style. According to The Knot, “Carefully review potential photographers’ websites and blogs to check out photos of other weddings they’ve shot, which will give you an idea of their style.”
Interviews with a potential photographer are also very important and not something to take lightly. Talk to as many photographers as you feel is necessary. “This is not a decision that can be made on looks alone,” The Knot said.
When meeting with a photographer, make sure to not just look at a few single shots. Ask to see a full wedding album. This will allow you to see what style they use and what your album could potentially look like. While looking at the albums, also take notice of what types of shots they decide to take as well. “Did they get photos of both the bride and the groom when they locked eyes for the first time?” The Knot said.
“Don’t underestimate the importance of liking and bonding with your photographer,” The Knot said. It is crucial to make sure both the bride and groom’s personalities go well together. Ask lots of questions and make sure the photographer listens to you.