Hiring the right photographer is among the most important tasks you have while planning your wedding. Many photographers specialize in weddings. Of course, you may end up with a photographer that has no wedding experience, but has a much more affordable price. It is essential that you view the photographer’s previous work. Ask to see all the photos from a few recent weddings.
It is important to view most photographs from a wedding to get a feel for what kind of photographs to expect. It is easy to show you a few very nice photos, but it doesn’t tell you what the majority of the pictures will look like. Always ask for references and be sure to actually check the references. If the photographer is hesitant to provide you with references, it is time to walk.
If your photographer is unfamiliar with your wedding ceremony and reception location, make sure he familiarizes himself with the place. You want him to be ready with great ideas about the best possible shots of the place. You want your wedding album to be filled with pictures that make you proud of your wedding day. Therefore, it is imperative that you find a photographer you feel comfortable with.
Don’t settle on hiring the first photographer you interview. Plan on speaking with several of them before you make a decision. Take recommendations from friends and family, but don’t automatically hire a photographer simply because someone recommended him to you. Bridal fairs, professional wedding professional associations, wedding planners are great resources for finding photographers.
Wedding photography is one of the most expensive service professional you’ll hire for your wedding. Make sure you set enough time to take pictures, so he is not rushed.
The majority of wedding photographers get much of their business by brides recommending them and the ones that don’t get word of mouth referrals are soon out of business.