Choosing a good wedding photographer is not like choosing a caterer since for a caterer you can sample their food but for a photographer you can only gauge the quality of the photos after they have taken them. This makes it even more important to conduct proper research when choosing a good wedding photographer so as to avoid any unwanted surprises.
Choose a style
Before you begin the hunt for a photographer you will need to first decide on the kind of photography you like. Knowing the style of photography you need will help you get the right wedding photographer. There are two major kinds of photography styles- portraiture or documentary style. The documentary style entails capturing of spontaneous photos that include the d?cor, people and special moments as they happen.
The photographer might capture pictures of the meal before guests begin diving in, champagne moments, dancing moments or even that unique moment of your bridesmaid laughing. If you get a good photographer rarely will you come across pictures of people staring at the camera. The pictures will tell their own story without the need for awkward poses.
If you prefer old school portrait types then you can opt for the traditional photographer that specializes in portrait photos. In order to get good portrait photos you will have to adopt poses guided by the photographer and they will capture as many people as possible. These photos do not have to be boring so long as you choose a photographer who brings an element of creativity into it. An example of infusing some creativity into the portrait photographs can include taking some photographs in your hotel of choice or near a road that has a forest background.
Perform your due diligence
A good place to begin your search is to look at the reviews left by newlywed couples about a particular photographer. You need to carefully assess the potential photographer’s blog and website to assess how other wedding photos were captured. Apart from just being a source of information on the portfolio of the photographer the website also gives you more information into the personality of the photographer. Social media has become an integral tool of any business owner and this is why you need to look at the social media page of your photographer and analyze the reviews left by previous clients.
Set up interviews
The decision on who will be your photographer is too crucial to be made from just looking at online and social media reviews. After scouring their portfolios on their website and looking into their fees you can then narrow down on a list of photographers that you need to meet with. You need to call them to find out if they will be available on your wedding date.
If you follow the tips discussed above then you will get a good wedding photographer.