February 17, 2016 | Uncategorized

How to Select the Perfect Wedding Photographer for Your Special Day

Looking to locate the perfect shutterbug to document your special day? Choosing a photographer is not easy. Unlike selecting the wedding cake, music, or flower arrangements, you can’t taste, hear, or see what you are going to get right off the bat. Therefore, careful research and consideration of professional skills and artistic style is needed when choosing your photographer. Follow the steps below and we guarantee you will select the perfect cameraperson.

Selecting a Style

Before you can even begin to choose a photographer you must select the photographic style you are interested in. Are you looking for Documentary, Portraiture, Fine Art, or an Edgy Bold look? Selecting the style is crucial to narrowing down the photographer you are going to hire.

Do your Research

Start your search by looking up recommendations, reading reviews from recent brides, and beginning to browse through local listings. Carefully review the photographer’s websites for samples of their previous work, this allow you to get a better understanding of their style. Don’t forget to check out their social media sites (Facebook, instagram, and pinterest) to see their personality and what previous customers have said. From here you can begin to narrow down your list of potential shooters.

Set up Interviews

This is not an easy decision you can make based on browsing a few websites. Set up interviews with a few different photographers that have intrigued you. You want to make sure your personalities and taste mesh so meet them in person. The photographer will be shadowing your every move, and the more comfortable both of you are, the better the photos will turn out. By setting up an interview you will also get a better feel of their work by reviewing their portfolio in person.

Compare packages

You won’t be able to nail down an exact price until you are sure of what you want, how many albums you will need, and where your photographer is based. To get a better sense ask the photographer the general range based on their standard shooting fee and package. It’s important to find out how much a standard package costs plus the basic range for extras so that you can compare rates.

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