Most people can agree that one of the most important decisions-and investments-you make for your wedding day is your photographer. They are pretty much single-handedly responsible for capturing all the memories of your big day and will provide the images that you look back on for the rest of your lives together-the pictures you hang on the wall or put into an album to show your children. Not to mention, photographers frequently have a hand in making certain aspects of the day run smoothly (although if you hire a wedding planner that’s not as necessary!)
Making such a big decision can be daunting, so here are some ways to determine how to pick the right photographer for you!
What’s your preferred photography style? Do you like moody and a little darker, or bright and airy, or colors that are more true to life? Every photographer’s photo style is just a little bit different, and all of the options can be stunning, so it’s just a matter of preference and what speaks to you!
What all is included in the photographer’s packages? Is it important to have the printing rights? Do you want extras included such as prints, albums, engagement sessions, a 2nd shooter, etc.? And, obviously, weigh in the investment and if the price is something that is do-able for you.
Do they have experience photographing the sort of venue/lighting situation your wedding will have? If the photographer only works with natural light and your ceremony is in a gothic cathedral and your reception is in an art gallery without many windows—that photographer may not be the right pick for you.
Finally the X factor-do you vibe, is there a connection? You want to like them and feel comfortable–best yet, you want to feel like they’re a friend and be super excited and confident about them working on you day. You should have no doubts that this is the photographer who can encapsulate all the beautiful moments and memories from you wedding.
If you consider all these options, finding the right photographer should be a breeze! It’s even simpler if you hire a wedding planner who can recommend to you amazing, tried and true, vendors that we’ve worked with and know would fit your style and personality. Contact us if you want to take the stress out of picking your vendors (and all other aspects of planning your wedding)!