Wedding photographers deliver memories find the right one
Photography represents the memory of your event. This is why you need to choose the right wedding photographer who will deliver the best memory for you. To do so, you need to start thinking about what kind of photography you like. If you have a wedding planner, she/he will suggest different professionals so that you can choose the right one. If you don’t have a wedding planner, you will have to search for one in your area.
What photo style do you prefer for your wedding?
All photographers have their own approach to weddings and their own artistic style. Some are old fashioned and like pose photography, in this case, the couple needs to keep in mind that they will need extra time between the service and the celebration for good pictures. It could be during the sunset and they may need a different site with a nice view for the photos.
One of the trendy styles at the moment is called photo reportage, the photographer is free to shoot images during the wedding without getting all the guests to pose with the couple, he prefers natural shots of people smiling, a shot of your hands or the tears of your grandmother.
You can also find artistic wedding photographers, they will capture moments during specific times during the celebration, he/she might see an unusual spot where to take pictures, maybe in black and white.
Some photographers still like to use photoshop and may create unusual post-production style. They might add sequins on the wedding gown, or add a touch of colour on a B/W shot, maybe on the flowers during the post production. Personally, I don’t like these pictures as I find them old fashioned.
These are only a few of the many options you may find, you will have to view their portfolio, maybe online and talk to them so that both of you understand what you want and see if you like each other, this is fundamental for both parties to get the best results.
What to ask the wedding photographer
Other than the style of wedding photography and how he shoots weddings. You need to ask in what format you will get the pictures, you might want a formal leather album or an alternative fun version, or you may prefer them on a cd or a USB slot (although it is a pity not to print the pictures of your wedding). Some photographers might print one on canvas to hang on your wall or they will suggest a glass box where you can keep your loose photos on your coffee table. There are so many original opportunities that you will have to search the right solution according to your own personal taste. In Italy, couples often get a mini album for the mothers of the couple as they love to show their children’s wedding day.
Get to know your photographer
It is important to know your photographer and let him/her know you before your wedding day. So you might also ask for an engagement shooting, prior to the wedding, this will give you the opportunity to test his/her services and make sure you like the style and you have a good relationship. If you don’t like his/her ways or you are unhappy for some reason, it will show in your pictures, and you will not like the final results. This will happen even if you have a good make-up artist.
Where to search for the photographer
As I said, wedding photographers deliver long-lasting memories, these images will be kept for years and they will be shown to the future generations. So you should find the one you love the most. Nowadays, with the internet and social media, it is easy to fall in love with the style of a photographer. Many travel for wedding shootings as it seems that there aren’t any bounderies.
In case you decide for a photographer far away from where you will have your wedding, you will have to add the cost of travel, living, food expences to his/her usual rate.
Another good place to find a photographer is at wedding shows.
The same rules apply to videomakers
These tips are also valid for the video maker, in this case, there are many solutions for the post-production. Some of them will deliver a long version video and a short one, this version is a short clip with the most important moments of your celebration, it is ideal to post online and as a post-wedding gift to your family and close friends. We will talk about videomakers in a future post.
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