Are you thinking of arranging a grand wedding reception party for your daughter and her prince charming? If yes, then you need to do a lot of things. From choosing a spacious and appealing venue to printing attractive wedding cards; from deciding the décor of the venue to the menu, you have to shoulder loads of responsibilities. Oh, wait! Don’t you think you are missing out on something else, which is equally crucial? Can’t recall? Well then, let me help you steer your memory. Mister, you forgot about hiring a photographer!
If you are thinking that hiring a Calgary wedding photographer is not really as important as hiring the other services (catering, decorator, entertainers, etc), then let me ask you something, how will you be able to relive the memories of your daughter’s wedding reception party, if you don’t get to see any pictures? What? You’ll be clicking pictures on your phone? Well yes, you can definitely do that but, the results are not going to be perfect. Some of the pictures would be pixilated, some will be blurred, some will be taken from wrong angles and etc. So basically, you’ll not get a single shot that will be frame worthy. Hence, I would always suggest you hire a photographer who specializes in wedding photography.
But, before you hire one, you need to know about the qualities that every wedding photographer must possess. So, would you like to know about the qualities? If yes, then please keep reading.
Quality 1: Technical Skills
The first quality that you need to look for in a Calgary wedding photographer is his or her technical skills which means, you need to know if he/she is good at handling a professional DSLR camera or not, along with the other gears such as the fast prime lenses, wide-angle zoom lenses, fisheye lenses, macro lenses, flash, tripods and monopods, etc.
Wondering, how would you know if the photographer is skilled at using all the technical equipment along with the camera? Well, there are many ways in which you can get an idea about his technical skills. But according to me, the ideal way to know about this is by having a word with his previous customers/clients or by checking his reviews or client testimonials.
Optional Tip: If possible, request the photographer to arrange a pre-wedding meeting in which you’ll get to understand a bit about his or her technical skills.
Quality 2: Knowledge about Light & Angle
The next quality that your wedding photographer should possess is the knowledge about lighting and angle so that he/she can capture “picture-perfect” snaps of your princess’ D-day!
Quality 3: Creativity
Another major quality that you need to look for in a wedding photographer is his/her creativity at taking snaps. How would you know whether he or she is creative enough or not? Well, that’s really simple; ask him or her to provide a portfolio of his/her previous works. After seeing the past work of the photographer, you’ll get a fair idea whether he/she is creative and has fresh ideas or not. For example- If you see that his/her portfolio is flooded with photos that belong to the “cliché category” such as the boring family photo in the attention pose, then please move on to another photographer.
Quality 4: Patience
Last but not the least, the photographer must have ample amount of patience to deal with your daughter and other relatives’ demand of eccentric photographs from various angles.
So, now that you know about the qualities that you need to look for in a photographer, hope you’ll be able to choose the best in your city Calgary. And, thank me later for this useful article!
Author bio- Jack Dawson is a wedding photographer who has written several articles related to finding and hiring the best Calgary wedding photography. To know more about wedding photographers and wedding shoots, please follow his articles.
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