Looking and choosing your wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions that you will make before your big day. It may seem like a straightforward decision, but there are many things to consider when choosing your photographer. For example, it’s not enough to simply hire someone with good reviews and take their word for it. You need to know if they are right for you!
With that, here are some questions that can help you find the perfect wedding photographer for YOU!
Do I feel comfortable around this person?
Your wedding photographer will be with you every step of the way on your wedding day. They are often all over – taking photos before, during, and after the ceremony; capturing candid shots throughout the night; shooting both group and individual portraits… this is why it’s important to make sure that not only do they have great technical skills but also that you feel at ease around them.
Do they have a style that I love?
Your wedding photographer’s style is probably the most important consideration when choosing them. Do their photos reflect your own personal taste, or are they more traditional/formal? Do they prefer to shooot in black and white or color? It’s important to find a photographer whose style you love, you will be looking at their photos for many years to come. Don’t forget to ask questions about their style as well. Most photographers are able to easily adapt to your suggestions as they’ve likely done it before.
Do we share similar personalities, interests or backgrounds?
Although you don’t need to be best friends with your wedding photographer (it definitely helps if you can be!). It makes things flow much better if you share some similarities (especially in personality). This will make the day run smoothly and increase the chances of getting natural-looking shots.
Do they have a good attitude?
Now, this one is pretty self-explanatory – you want someone who has a good attitude that will rub off on you and your wedding guests. They should be friendly, helpful, considerate of others’ needs (for example, if family members are constantly asking for photos to be moved around). Basically, you want someone who will be easy to work with and make your wedding day enjoyable!
Do I like the photos on their website?
Make sure to have some time to check the website of your prospect wedding photographer, because a photographer’s website will give you an idea of how they work. It will also give you a vibe of the style that they provide!
These are just a few of the questions that you should be asking yourself when looking for the right photographer for your wedding. Keep in mind that this is a very personal decision, so don’t feel like you have to go with the most popular photographer or the one with the most awards. Trust your gut instinct and go with the person who you feel will capture your day in the best way possible!
By thinking carefully about what is most important to you in your wedding photography experience, you will be able to find a fantastic wedding photographer who understands exactly what kind of images and services are right for you. Make sure they fit with your personality and have a style you love – after all, these photos will last a lifetime!
If you have any questions or would like some more advice, feel free to get in touch with us – we’re always happy to help out 🙂