Choosing The Right Photographer.
If you do not hire a wedding planner, choosing the right wedding photographer means doing thorough research and selectiveness regarding professional skills and photography skills. It's very important to choose the right photographer to tell your wedding story.
Before I became a wedding planner; I never truly understood the difference between photographers. I thought all of them were the same with the same skill set because ultimately; all you need in the end is a photograph. I was wrong! After working with many different photographers I have realised that their photography style is different, their work ethic is different and their approaches are different etc
Choosing the right wedding photographer can be a daunting task especially if you have limited knowledge in what you want. This is probably one of the many benefits of hiring a wedding planner as they will have spend a considerable amount of time getting to know you as a couple as well as getting to know your likes and dislikes for your wedding. They can almost immediately point you to the perfect photographer according to your needs as well as budget.
Here are our top tips in choosing the right photographer for your wedding: -
• Choose according to image quality and style of photography. Most wedding photographers have a very natural photography style whilst some are fashionable. This would mean your images will be mostly staged. Always check their full portfolio before settling for one. A full portfolio will enable you to see a consistent theme throughout their images.
•A photographers personality is very important. You can tell within 5 minutes of meeting someone whether you are going to like them or not. Having a photographer that is likeable is very important for your guests. Having a photographer who is kind and approachable will make your guests feel more at ease. You can only ensure this by meeting with your photographer a few times before your big day.
• The experience of a photographer will play a huge part in your selection process. Having a less experienced photographer doesn't necessarily mean you will get poor quality images at all. However, without the appropriate experience; the ability to work under constant wedding pressure will be to a minimal.