It’s no secret that making decisions for you wedding is super hard. There are so many options out there and so many price ranges. Choosing a photographer for your wedding, or even any occasion, can be challenging. Today I’ve gathered 4 tips on picking a wedding photographer.
4 Tips On Picking A Wedding Photographer:
Ask A Lot Of Questions // Asking questions is the best way to determine if the photographer is the right fit for you. Some questions to ask are as follows. How many hours are included in your package? What is your preferred style of Photography? How many photos will you be taking? How many weddings have you photographed? What is your cancellation policy? When is the final balance due?
Request To See A Portfolio // The best way to gauge whether this is the right photography is by requesting a time to see their portfolio. By going in person to look at the photographers printed work, you are able to get a better depiction on the quality of work. The quality of photographs gets distorted when viewing online through Facebook or even the photographers website. In person is always the best option!
Shop/Ask Around // Don’t settle on the first photographer you find. There are so many photographers out there. Be sure to do your research on each photographer. Look up rates, check out their portfolios, and read/ask for testimonials.
Determine What The Price Includes // Many photographers have packages with various prices. Before settling on a package, determine what the price includes. Does it include engagement photos? Or will that be a separate add-on price? Does this include a photo book? If so, how many pictures come with that price? I would also ask to see a price sheet for prints. Some photographers charge an arm and a leg to get photos printed on top of the package. Make sure you have a good understanding on what the total price will be and what comes with it.
Choosing our wedding photographer:
When it came time for Brad and I to choose our wedding photographer, budget and quality were our main factors. I wanted to find someone who I could get the most bang for our buck so a photographer who ran packages was someone I was looking for. We also knew that we wanted someone who would be fun and we would enjoy being around since the photographer would be spending hours with us on our big day. Thankfully we had someone already in mind. We chose the photographer that did Brad’s senior pictures and his sister’s wedding. The quality is great and the price was right. It was a no-brainer for us at that point.