It is said that experience is the best teacher. We hope that today’s post will equip you with the knowledge that you need to avoid the all-too-common photography disaster.
Your wedding photos will be treasured for years to come. That being said, it is essential that you sign a written contract with your photographer with detailed descriptions of what you want to happen during your photo shoot.
Don’t be afraid to meet with several photographers prior to your wedding and bridal shoot to ensure a good fit of personality and practice. You will be working closely with this person, so it’s best to find someone that you get along with well. You don’t have to be best friends, but you should feel comfortable around him or her.
When interviewing photographers, ask to see sample shots and even an entire wedding photo shoot. This way you can see more than just the perfect pictures that turned out best. Take care to notice what the photographer captures and accentuates. Does he or she emphasize faces, poses, color saturation, nature?
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If you see a photographer that matches your style and wedding photo wishes, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment. The pros book very quickly.
The design of the contract should give you an idea of the level of professionalism of the photographer. A payment plan, whether up front or after services have been rendered, as well as a full list of the services should be also included in your contract.
Read reviews and testimonials of the photographers that you are considering. Then take the decision process one step further by checking out his or her Facebook page and Flickr or Google+ accounts. This is where you can see what actual customers have said about this person and his or her skills and services.
Inquire about the processing and development phase for your photos, especially if you are traveling abroad for your wedding or honeymoon. Some photographers finish them in just 1 or 2 weeks while others may take 2 to 3 months. Sometimes the in-demand photographers take a bit longer, but they often post your prints online for you to view.
Set up a meeting with your photographer several weeks before your wedding to go over any final details. Remember that this is your wedding, so every little thing should be exactly as you want it.
Take your time when choosing a photographer. It’s best to make a list of what you like and don’t like about possible candidates. Ultimately, trust your instinct and choose a person that you think will do the best job capturing the memories of your special day.
We wish you a lifetime of cherished memories!