Author: Makena Cummings
Finding the right wedding photographer can be difficult, stressful, and expensive. These days, a good photographer can charge around $2,500, and you truly get what you pay for. Other than your memory, these are the moments on which you will reflect years from now. They will determine the way in which you describe your special day to your friends, your children, and your children’s children.
Choosing the photographer for your wedding is a huge decision, and the options are overwhelming. Sometimes it just takes a bit of breaking down to make the process a little simpler. To help, I’ve compiled a list of tips for choosing a photographer.
1. Avoid set-ups that are too trendy.
You want photos that will last forever without looking dated or out-of-style. These days the vintage feel, model-esque stances, and extreme angles are very popular. And while some can look incredibly beautiful, others look excessive. Make sure to not cross the line separating elegant from overdone.
2. Keep it real.
Make sure stances are not awkward and unnatural. You want to capture the personality of your relationship instead of making it look like something it’s not. Otherwise, you might end up with something like this.
3. Think about the reception.
Make sure your photographer can capture the elegance of the ceremony as well as the fun of the after-party.
4. Make sure you are comfortable around the photographer.
This may seem like an unnecessary point compared to the others, but it is equally important. You might think that you could be natural in any situation, but you would be surprised how the attitude of the photographer can alter your own expression.
5. Shop around.
The internet has revolutionized the methods of choosing a wedding photographer. Most photographers have websites that are appealing and easy to navigate. They post photos from multiple events and many even have an ongoing blog which features even more photos.
6. Keep it natural!
This is you and your spouse, real people, your friends and family. You want them to appear the way in which you know them, not as some perfect looking, untouchable group of people.
Everyone has their own approach when it comes to choosing a wedding photographer. Of course, these are just guidelines. What is really important is being true to yourself and your personality. I hope that these tips have helped you in making this decision and I wish you the best of luck.