Finding a wedding photographer can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are the steps you can take to find the perfect photographer for your wedding.
Decide on your wedding photography style
Everyone has their own style, so before you go searching for a wedding photographer, it is important to figure out what style you like. This will help you narrow down your options to those photographers that match your preferences.
Some possible styles to consider are traditional, adventurous, photojournalistic, fine art, moody and dark, and editorial. If you are unsure which style you are, look at a range of photographs online. Are there any that you prefer? What do they have in common? This will help point you to your style.
2. Research your options
Most wedding photographers have a website, and with so many options, it can be difficult to narrow down your list. Start by searching for their wedding photography website. You want to be sure that the wedding photographer has a professional site set up and doesn’t rely only on social media accounts, such as Facebook.
Once you find the website, take a look at their portfolio. Do their photos represent the style you have in mind? Does any speak to you personally? If you like what you see, add the photographer to your list. You should also take a look at their blog if they have one. This helps you see if they have any current work that you like, and whether they are still an active photographer.
3. Set up in-person interviews
The best way to truly get to know your potential wedding photographer is to meet them in-person so you can ask all your questions and get the information you need. You want to learn more about the person behind the business so that you can decide whether you feel comfortable having them become a part of your special day.
It is important to bring a list of questions to the interview so that you don’t miss anything. In addition, bring some ideas you have for the wedding photography so that you can find out whether the photographer will be able to bring those ideas to life. You also want to have a budget in mind in order to determine whether the photographer can provide you with the services you want at the price you can afford.
You wedding photographer is an important part of your day. Follow these tips and you will have photographs that you will love for years to come.