How to Choose Wedding Photographer
Wedding photography is an important part of the wedding day. Besides, it will be amongst just a few things left from your big day. Wedding photos pass down through generations, your children and grandchildren will be able to see the bright smiles on your faces like it just happened. So, try to assign some time for the photographer choosing process and don’t economize much on that.
Tips on choosing wedding photographer
Decide on the style of photography. There are two options- whether you prefer the posed and thus beautiful pictures or want to have spontaneous photos when the subject doesn’t know he is photographed. Some couples would love to have the fashion photography while others look for photographers that can mix various styles.
Decide on photographer’s “working hours”. If you have the limited budget, you may consider hiring the photographer for just couple hours of ceremony. Others may want to have the complete package that would include the pre-wedding engagement photosessions, photos of rehearsal dinner, bridal’s portraits and love story photos.
Decide on the amount of images from wedding celebration. You should know that there is no an average amount of wedding pics, all cases are individual. While some photographers end up with 100 pictures from the wedding, others (usually high-end ones) provide their clients with thousands of images (from one to three thousand).
Processing images yourself. There are certain brides that prefer to process all the images themselves, so all the photographer does is taking the photos and then hand the disc with images to newlyweds. They, in turn, do all the processing work such as photos editing and albums creating.
Establish the budget. Usually the photography expenses include the photographer’s fees, printing of photos and wedding albums and it makes up 12% of the total wedding budget. This limit will help you easily reject those candidates that charge more than you plan.
Decide on the way you plan to use pictures. There are plenty of ways of incorporating wedding photos that’s why you should decide first how you want to use the pictures. You may either purchase only an album or would like to have pictures that you can hang on the walls. Maybe you prefer to give your wedding photos to your friends and family members or place them on invitations.
Decide on the format of the pictures. It is more budget- friendly simple purchasing the prints in case you want to avoid having the album. In case you want a big amount of printed images, it is better to get the negatives from the photographer. Online active couples would definitely want to post their photos on social network site or set it as a screen saver. In this case CD is the way to go.