Things to Consider Before Hiring a Wedding Photographer

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Things You Need to Consider Before Selecting a Wedding Photographer

To paraphrase Ed Sheeran a ‘photograph’ is a home to loving memories, where everything’s perfect and everyone’s happy- where time is still. A photograph is a treasure that you can keep with yourself as a small token of your loved ones.

Weddings bring together two people, binding them together for eternity. It is one day when those two people and their families are ecstatic, and capturing these memories is more important than you know.

At the time of finalizing a photographer you need to be a hundred percent sure. While there are dozens of talented photographers- you to keep in mind which one is right for you. We’ve devised a few criteria that can help you decide on an ideal photographer for your wedding.

The theme you want

Theme of Wedding
Theme of Wedding

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Wedding photographs are no longer plain shots of a couple sitting with family and relatives. As times become more advanced, wedding photography has reached a new pinnacle in terms of creativity. And couples want to soak in the full advantage of it. From vintage aesthetic, to candid photos, they want to capture every single moment of their special day. So, you need to decide on which theme would you like to opt for and check if the photographer has experience in carrying out that theme. In your first few meetings, just narrow down on your ideas and see if they are a right match for you.

Communication and Rapport Building

Communication with Photographer
Communication with Photographer

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Effective communication is the key to deciding your photographer. There needs to be coordination and understanding to successfully execute your dream wedding photos without chaos. You need to understand if they’re able to comprehend your goal and timeframe. There is time crunch in between ceremonies, and almost always people are going to be around the couple. But in between those moments, a photographer’s efficient time management is what comes in handy, to steal a few good shots of the bride and groom. Also, we’ve gotten pretty specific to which angle and side we prefer, so it’s always better to convey that beforehand.

Portfolio

Photographer Portfolio
Photographer Portfolio

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A photographer’s portfolio will help you understand what kind of shots, lighting, angle, and subjects they use. Needless to say if there is a photographer who has his entire portfolio filled with fashion or food photography might not be the best choice. A portfolio gives you a chance to analyze their experience and type and if it falls in sync with what you’re expecting for your wedding day.

Budget

Budget
Budget

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It is one of the most important criteria. You need to set a budget depending on the number of events or ceremonies you want the photographer to cover. You can even shortlist a few photographers and get a quote from them. Then select the one who suits your budget.

Type of equipment they use

Type of Equipment
Type of Equipment

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Camera technology is sky rocketing and you want only the best and the most crisp quality photos of your wedding. So while selecting a photographer, be sure to ask them about their camera model, lighting equipment and reflectors. Also, this includes the number of personnel in their team as well. If you’re going for a big event, you need a large team to cover every aspect of your ceremony.

Lastly, consult with your wedding specialist or planner before finalizing anyone as they know the industry better and will be able to give you an insight into the photographer’s background. Don’t forget to keep these tips in mind while selecting a photographer for your wedding.

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