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A PHOTOGRAPHER WILL ENSURE YOU CAN RE LIVE YOUR WEDDING DAY OVER AND OVER
The wedding day is most definitely the most special day that you and your fiancé will experience together, filled with copious amounts of joy, love and happiness, so having the opportunity to re live that day over and over again afterwards is going to be important to you. Having the right photographers in place on the day will certainly ensure this, and provide you with a wonderful opportunity of simply picking up an album to remember the emotions captured on that day. Let’s take a quick look at what to look out for when choosing your wedding photographers.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR YOU
So, you have established that including a photographer, or photographers, on the wedding day is high on the priority list, and now comes the fun part, choosing that right one for you. It is important to take time when thinking about the emotions that you want your photos to capture and express. Are you and your fiancé quite serious and traditional and want pictures to reflect that, are you more light hearted and would prefer a more playful theme, or are you both a little camera shy and would prefer to be left alone as much as possible. You can tell a lot initially about a photographer’s style by looking at their online port folios, so take time looking over all of their work and it won’t be long before a particular photographer stands out to you. If, however you already have a clear idea of who you want, simply because of their popularity, documented work and reviews, yet are not too clear on whether your personality suits that particular photographer’s style then most professionals will easily be able to adapt and provide you with a style that makes you both feel comfortable on the day.
THERE ARE MANY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STYLES AVAILABLE TO YOU
CLASSIC. A little like the one’s in your parents wedding album, classic images that stand the test of time, striking yet formal. If you like the classic style that you have seen documented for many years then this is perfect for you.
ARTISTIC. If you want to have a little fun with your photographer then an artistic style is perfect for you. Since the internet and access to sites such as Pinterest, couples have been getting more and more artistic, wanting to either replicate images online or taking inspiration from those images and creating their very own personal, unique and fun versions.
JOURNALISTIC. This style of photography is more candid and a lot less intrusive. The camera man will be subtle in positioning himself in the right place at the right time to capture those very natural and beautiful moments, like this bride arriving at her wedding ceremony venue for the first time. This style of photography is perfect for those that are maybe a little camera shy and/or don’t want their guests to feel as though they are having their day documented.
DRAMATIC. Getting dramatic photos takes more time and planning, and will mean spending a lot more time away from your wedding party and off with the photographer to set up and stage that shot. Dramatic photography generally involves incredible lighting effects, natural or man made, and will again mean spending a lot of time making sure everything is in place and ready for that that perfect picture. Dramatic shots can also be created by adding a lot of post production. The initial shot will be mildly staged with this in mind, which enables the camera man to quickly move on and capture more of your wedding day rather than spending a lot of time trying to naturally capture that dramatic photo.
DOCUMENTARY. Not posed or highly styled, documentary photography captures more spontaneity that takes place during the wedding day. This will also include pictures of people, décor and the action taking place as if you are watching the day unfold as part of a documentary.
DO A LITTLE RESEARCH ON YOUR CHOSEN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
Once you have found a photographer who suites your style it is then vital to do some research to gauge their professionalism. However, It would be unfair to judge the photographers solely on their years experience, as everyone has to start somewhere, and personally, I feel that a photographic eye and imagination can be a natural gift rather than taught, so look a little further into their background and take time to read up on them and their background. An alternative way to guarantee that you will receive that quality wedding album is to seek advice and/or a second opinion from a professional whom also works in that particular industry, with solid experience from which to draw from. If you are using a wedding planning professional for your wedding, then they would have already supplied you with a list of the most professional photographers available in that area, and may even be able to suggest a particular wedding photographer for you, based on your personalities and wedding style.
WHAT PRICE DO YOU PAY FOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Another aspect to consider when choosing your wedding photographers is their price and how this works with your wedding budget. Remember that a lower price does not necessarily mean that a photographer’s work is any less impressive. Photographers price their service not on quality, as we like to think that every photographer in the business offers a quality service as standard, but also on their experience, port folio or damand.
MAKE SURE YOU READ AND CHECK YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS CONTRACT AND TERMS BEFORE SIGNING
While you will want to book your photographer for the date of your wedding immediately, make sure you read over their contract in great detail and make sure you are happy with absolutely everything before you sign. Ensure the photographer that you are in discussion with, is the photographer who will show up on your wedding day. Determine which parts of your wedding day will be covered and how many hours you have with your photographer. Clear communication and reiteration of the details of the ceremony, the reception and the specific types of photographs you want is crucial. In all, the contract is in place to remind both you and the photographers of the services you agreed upon. If you have a wedding planning professional in place then they will gladly read over a contract with you. If there is anything unclear to you and/or needs translating due to your wedding being in a foreign country, then they will absolutely assist you with this too.
With these tips, you are well on your way to finding that perfect wedding photographer and you will be able to relive the most special and memorable day of your lives over and over again.
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