Preparing for a wedding will require you to spend time, money and effort. You and your partner need to make vital decisions for the success of your most-anticipated wedding. Every decision you make can affect the outcome of your wedding so you have to be very selective and wise. You certainly want to have a successful wedding, right?
One of the decisions you need to make as part of the wedding preparation is choosing the right wedding photographer to hire. Your chosen wedding photographer will capture the real events, genuine emotions and surprising moments during the wedding.
Unlike hiring other wedding vendors where you can see results even before the wedding, with a wedding photographer you will only know if you made the right decision after the wedding and that is once you have seen the final wedding photos. This makes really important to find way to guarantee that you find the perfect wedding photographer for your big day.
There are many wedding photographers that offer similar packages and services. While it may seem like any of them can be a good candidate, when you research further you will realize that some of them are really exemplary and are worth hiring. You just need to find ways to find the perfect one for your wedding.
Below are some of the best ways in finding the right wedding photographer. These are shared to us by married couples that we have talked to and who were satisfied with the photographer they hired.
Set an appointment with several photographers and see who you click with
Recommendations from within your network of friends and relatives can help you get started with your search. Get the contact information of these photographers and schedule a face to face meeting. By meeting him/ her personally you can observe how he/she acts and you can try to determine if you and the photographer click. If you feel comfortable talking to him/her, then add him/her to your final list of candidates.
Recognize his/her style and assess if it suits your needs
It is critical that the photographer’s style of shooting suits the wedding theme and your expectations. View the photographer’s website to see the photo gallery and determine his/her style. If you are impressed with what you see, then the photographer is worth considering for the job.
Take advantage of online apps to meet potential wedding photographers
Your hectic schedule might hinder you from having an actual face to face meeting with potential photographers. To cope with this, you can consider using an online app like Skype, Hangouts where you can still see and talk with the photographer. Make sure to prepare important questions to ask. Don’t worry about sample photos, he/she can still show it to you online or you can request for it on your next appointment if you decide to include him in your shortlist.
Determine how honest and credible he is
Does he appear jittery when asked about his past works and former clients? Is he unwilling to show you wedding albums of weddings he covered in the past? Does he make excuses when you ask for reference or sample photos? Well, if he appears jittery, secretive and reluctant, then he is certainly hiding something and is not worth hiring. You need to find someone who is nice, honest, open and most of all trustworthy. He must be willing to connect you with his past clients who can attest if he is credible, skilled and dependable.
Aside from the skills and experience of the photographer, it is important that the photographer has a wonderful personality like those from John Warren Photography. Not all wedding photographers deliver what they promise, so you will have to make sure that you hire someone who delivers what was promised and agreed.