The sun is starting to shine and regardless of the state of the economy, the wedding season is upon us! If you’re new to weddings and photography, here is a little guide to know what to ask…
It is vital that you choose your wedding photographer carefully, as the images will represent how you and your guests will remember your special day. Whether you prefer reportage, elegant, modern, classic, black & white, colour, formal or informal, by viewing our online galleries you’ll see there’s a photographic style to suit everyone.
Experience Level – Has this person photographed other weddings? Make sure you can see examples of other work they have done to get a feel of the type of photography they have on offer.
Photographic Style – There are “buzz” words flying about everywhere about photojournalism, formal, classic candid, reportage and so on. Do you want a mixture of black and white or only colour photos? Have a good think about the style you’re after, browse through magazines and friends albums!
Personality – Is the photographer that you meet someone that you can get along with? Is the “chemistry” there? This is very important, you want to make sure you’re comfortable with your photographer or it will show in the images.
Price Range – Although, the last thing you want to do is shop by price, is this person within your budget? If not, is he or she worth the price difference? Make sure you understand what everything costs, including reprints and albums.
Contract – Do you understand the contract. Is it fair? Is everything spelled out? When it comes down going to court, only what is WRITTEN really counts, not what was promised. Make sure that you have no doubts before signing. Read it ALL.
References – A personal reference is always the best and people love to talk. Get a list of references from the photographer and check them out personally.