One of the top things you will look back at over the years from the wedding is the photos. They are treasured memories that you will be able to keep forever and show your kids and grandkids. Therefore, making sure you choose the right wedding photographer is crucial. You need to make sure you feel a connection with them when you meet them for the first time. They will be around for the majority of the day, so you need to ensure you feel comfortable around them. Here are some important things you need to ask when choosing a wedding photographer so you know they are ‘the one.’
You need to ask what time they come in the morning
One thing you need to ask when choosing a wedding photographer is what time they will be coming on the wedding morning. You can often get photographers who will come around first thing to take photos of the bride and her bridesmaids getting ready for the wedding day. You should check if they can do this, so you can get some photos to show your other half of what went on. It gives you a chance to get some beautiful photos with your bridesmaids before you put your wedding dress on.
You need to ask to see previous wedding photos
Another thing you need to ask when you are choosing a wedding photographer is whether you can see their previous wedding photos. You need to be able to see what kind of work they have produced before so you know whether they are right for you. If they are a professional wedding photographer, they should have a portfolio of photos they can show you of previous weddings. They will hopefully have a website as well, which will have testimonials from other brides and grooms.
You need to ask for the price for the package
You need also to make sure you ask for the price of the packages before you choose a wedding photographer. You don’t want to really like one then find out that they are too expensive. You should ask them exactly what’s included in the package. You may want to pay more so you can have photo books and digital prints which you can give to close family and friends. Some photographers now do an engagement shoot as part of the package. It lets you and the groom get used to the camera. And it means you will have some beautiful shots of your engagement rings.
You need to ask them about their photography style
Another thing you need to ask when choosing a wedding photographer is about their photography style. You need to find out if they are quite traditional or modern. It will help you to choose one that’s right for your wedding style. You will be able to see how passionately they talk about their work too. Remember to ask about their working style as well. As this feature reveals, you will be able to find out whether they will blend in the background well.
Remember to ask them what happens if they are ill. The photographer should hopefully have a backup they can contact to take photos at your wedding!