When it comes to your wedding, you want the photographs to capture the spirit of the event in such a way that you and your spouse can enjoy them for many years. In order to accomplish this, you need the right wedding photographer. Here are some tips on how to secure the photographer that will be just right for your big day.
One of the first things you need to look for is a photographer that knows his or her stuff. Understanding the nuances of lighting and placement are essential if you want your wedding photos to reflect the excitement of the day. As you speak with potential photographers, get a handle on what you think of his or her technical prowess, as well as the sense of creativity that he or she possesses. No matter where you plan on holding the wedding, there will be come photo opportunities that will only be apparent to someone with a creative flair. Make sure your photographer has both the vision to see those special shots and also has the technical know how to make them happen.
Another point to consider is the approach to the work that is exhibited by the photographer. Simply put, don’t waste time on prima donnas that insist they know better than anyone else what should be done. A truly artistic photographer will be able to balance his or her creative spirit with what you really want in the course of photographed memories. Should you get the sense that your input will not be considered, then keep looking for another wedding photographer.
Next, ask to see some samples of his or her work. Most photographers have portfolios that showcase projects that took place in a number of settings. If you are going with a local photographer, there may be some shots taken at the same location as you will be using for your wedding. This will give you a hint of how the pictures for your wedding are likely to turn out.
Even if you establish a great rapport with the first wedding photographer you interview, make it a point to check with a couple more at least. This will allow you to compare and contrast the work and attitude of several photographers. Once you have spoken with a few, pick the one that seems to have an enthusiasm for your event as well as the technical ability required. The end result will be some great photography that you will treasure for years.