Photographs are a lovely way of keeping the memories of our special occasions. On weddings, we pay special attention to our dress and on welcoming the guests. But we often forget that a photographer can make or mar our celebration. Therefore, it is crucial to choose a skilled photographer for the wedding shoot. Here we are with eight easy tips on selecting the right wedding photographer.
Find the Photographer: The first step is, of course, finding the photographer. Look for photography services online, check out their portfolio or ask for referrals from friends!
Meet the Photographer: It is better to get to know your photographer personally rather than just talking with him on the phone. During the meeting, you can also ask him to show his previous work.
Go For Pre-Wedding Shoots: A pre-wedding shoot can help determine if you would like to have the same photographer for your wedding. A pre-wedding shoot can be a warm-up exercise for the big day for you as well as for the photographer.
Note: You cannot spend lots of money on the pre-wedding shot just for the sake of finding the right photographer. So decide upon the pre-wedding shooting based on the previous work sample of the photographer.
Negotiate His Professional Fees: If you liked his work, sit down and negotiate the amount of his fees. Be clear about your budget and expectation, as hiring a photographer can be quite an expense.
Finalize the Deal: Well, while finalizing the deal, let your photographer know the date and venue of the wedding and also let him now as to how you would like to have images in digital or hard paper.
These simple steps can help you in getting the right photographer for your wedding. Keep them in mind while planning for the wedding.