3 Simple Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Photographer
Nate and I love nothing more than sharing our experience and expertise to help couples save time and stress on their special day. Your wedding day is a one-time experience and I cannot stress enough the importance of choosing the right wedding photographer. We love that couples are able to cherish their wedding memories through photographs and we cringe when hearing of bad wedding photography experiences. No matter which stage of the wedding planning process you're in, these three simple tips will give you some valuable considerations when searching for a photographer.
1. Make sure you like your photographer.
A common misconception is that the right wedding photographer is the one that takes magnificent photos that fits your style well. We agree that the quality of a photographer's work is extremely important, yet equally as important as the photographer's ability to make you feel comfortable. As wedding photographers, we are often with the bride and groom throughout the entire day - from getting ready to the late evening dances. Your wedding photographer will be among your friends and family on one of the most important days of your life. Make sure to take time to meet them in person and that you are comfortable around them.
2. Ask to view photographs from an entire wedding.
During a wedding day, there are many times that require an elevated skill level when taking photos. There are often low-light situations that require proper lighting techniques and know-how. Make sure that your photographer is able to present consistent quality throughout changing conditions. Do not choose your photographer based on a few amazing images!
3. Have them take your engagement photos!
One of the best ways to see if your photographer connects with your personalities, is professional, punctual and produces great quality photos is by doing a photo session with them. Observe how they approach planning the session and how smoothly the session goes. This can be a very effective method for determining if this person is the best photographer for you. If the engagement session doesn't go well, you may have saved yourself from an unpleasant experience on your wedding day.