What To Look For When Choosing Your Wedding Photographer
I remember back to when I got married and the sheer frustration of browsing through all the photographers in my area led me to almost give up completely! Of course, that Wedding Photographer Newcastle was impossible and seeing as it was the one “task” I had to complete in the planning of my wedding, I decided to make sure I did it right. I want to share my tips on what to look for when choosing your wedding photographer to spare you the frustration I went through and to separate the wheat from the chaff.
- Transparent Pricing
Yes, pricing is number one on my list! Many photographers like to hide their prices to force you call them. This in turn allows them to start the “hard sell” on you. It’s also likely they will have other hidden extras somewhere down the line too… be it extra charges for printing photographs or extra to cover your reception at night. Make sure any photographer you are considering has a transparent pricing structure in place and has a “no hidden extras” clause in his or her contract.
- A Portfolio From A Full Wedding
Ask your photographer to show you an album from a recent wedding instead of the hand picked “best of the best” you will see on their website. This gives you a great chance to see if the photographer can seamlessly blend all the parts of your big day together to create a set of memories you can cherish forever. It would also be wise to ask to see photographs from weddings where the weather was bad or where the reception hall was particularly dark to ensure the photographer can handle all types of situations.
- Meet Your Shortlisted Photographers
A big part of wedding photography is personality and how well the photographer and happy couple get on in each other’s company. That’s why I always advocate meeting your potential photographers in person before you book them on their photographs alone. This allows you to see if you can work together, if your photographer has good “people skills” to be able to manage your wedding party and to see overall if the photographer has what it takes or just talks a good game on his or her website!
- Word Of Mouth