How To Find The Perfect Wedding Photographer
Many brides agree that deciding on a photographer was one of the biggest decisions they had to make while planning their wedding. Your wedding photographs are one of the few tangible pieces of your wedding day you will have to remember the special day. Unfortunately, unlike the food, cake, floral arrangements, etc., you won’t be able to see the photos until after the fact.
1. Know Your Style:
Most photographers have a style unique to them. For instance, some will use dramatic editing techniques, while others prefer a more light, airy style. Before you select your photographer, it’s important that you do some research. Check out his or her website and social media accounts to get a feel for their style of photography. Light and airy is how we roll! 😉
2. Meet With A Few Photographers:
It’s OK to set up some interviews before you land on the right photographer. While a photographer’s website and social accounts may look great, there’s more to it than just looks alone. It’s important that you get a good vibe from them before you sign a contract.
3. Ask To See a Full Gallery:
Going back to the last post about the photographer’s website and social media accounts. It’s important to see the full package. To see everything you can expect from beginning to end on a wedding day. Ask to see weddings with a similar look to the venue at which you will be married at. While your photographer may not have photographed at your venue, the lighting can be similar at other’s they have photographed and that will be able to give you an idea of what to expect. You will be able to envision your own wedding day and know if it’s a perfect match!
4. Compared And Contrast:
While the first photographer you Google may blow you away, it’s important that you look into several different photographers. There a number of variables that goes into finding the perfect wedding photographer, including availability and price.
5. Ask Questions:
It is crucial that you understand your contract. Many photographers’ contracts will indicate that the photographer owns all the rights to the photos taken at your wedding. You need to talk with your photographer to learn what rights you have when it comes to your photos (i.e. are you able to share on social media? Are you able to print n your own?)and if you have to buy rights to the images in order to print. Many photographers’ also charge for add ons. Make sure you know exactly what is included in your coverage.
If you’re getting married in North Texas or Dallas or planning a destination wedding and are interested in booking a wedding photographer for your upcoming wedding, check out more of Alba Rose Photography’s work by clicking over to our portfolio.