Continued from yesterday’s post, Part 1
I may not be a Photography Pro, but I went through the whole process of looking for a photographer, interviewing, comparing packages, and even experienced some photography heartbreak.
- Know what photography style you like. There are several different styles that photographers have. There is the more traditional posed style, and then the photojournalism approach, with more candid shots. Know what you like ahead of time, and look through photographers’ portfolios and blogs.
- Consider seeing each other before the ceremony. I know, it’s one of the most nontraditional things to do, but it really is a lot more beneficial. I wish I had done it. I probably wouldn’t have been crying while walking down the aisle, and we would’ve had the chance to have more photos of the two of us. It’s becoming the norm to for the bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony. From all of the photos that I’ve seen, it actually seems more emotional and exciting, and the photographers are able to catch the amazing moment. Just look at the photo montage from yesterday’s post!
- Know how long the photographer will be photographing. Some photographers won’t put a time limit on their weddings, but some set a certain number of hours that they will photograph, and then they pack up and leave. If they do have a maximum amount of hours, see what it will cost to have them stay until the end of the wedding. Don’t let this happen to you! Trust me, you want exit photos!
- If you have to have an amateur, help them out! Realistically, many brides can’t afford to even THINK about having an experienced professional photographer. Therefore, if you are having a friend, family member, or new photographer shoot your wedding, find articles on wedding photography to help them out. Try to be sure that they have an idea about how lighting works, and what a wedding consists of. If you have a wedding planner, I’m sure they’ll have some tips as well…maybe even books or magazines. Your photos are going to be the only thing you have left of your wedding- you want them to be amazing!
If you need any help choosing a photographer, I am more than happy to help! I want you all to have the absolute best memories of your wedding!