For every bride-to-be, her wedding marks a truly important moment in life. It is a transition and a chance to show that great love to the world. Naturally, every bride-to-be wants to capture the moment. The selection of a wedding photographer may seem like a simple task, after all, you have so many options to choose among. The desire for perfection, however, means you will have questions and uncertainties and you will keep on wondering about the best photographer. Many brides-to-be commit several basic mistakes when choosing a wedding photographer. Do you know what it takes and do you know how to avoid these major errors? |
1. Assuming that the Photographer Knows What You Want
The photographer is a professional and you probably assume that a professional will know what it takes to create the perfect shots. This assumption is a major mistake and it will prevent you from getting those ideal wedding photographs.
If you want to be 100 percent happy, you need to tell the photographer precisely what you want. Discussing the shots in advance will make it easier for him or her to capture those very special moments. Are you interested in black and white photographs? Do you want a particular theme? Tell your wedding photographer everything about it during the preliminary discussion.
2. Hiring Someone on the Basis of Friend Recommendations
Your best friend got married recently and she adores her wedding photographer. It may seem like a good idea to decide on the basis of her experience and to hire the same professional.
The fact that somebody else is telling you that a photographer is great does not mean you will be happy with the outcome. Every bride-to-be has her particular requirements. Unless you discuss your expectations with the photographer, you will probably be disappointed with the appearance of your wedding album.
3. Underestimating the Importance of the Personal Touch
The personality of a photographer is just as important, as professionalism. You need to click on a personal level for the pictures to look just like what you want them to.
A photographer that is friendly, open to communication and understanding will make you feel comfortable. You will spend a lot of time with this person during your wedding day. A bride that is tense and embarrassed will probably reveal these emotions in her wedding photos.
Always carry out a preliminary interview with the photographer whether on the phone or in person. With modern day technology at our disposal, maybe you can even request a Skype meeting if physically meeting at first is not practical; this option could come in handy especially if they are not based locally to you. Make sure that your ideas are understood and that you are getting patience, a warm approach and enthusiasm. The ease of communication with your wedding photographer is of paramount importance for a final outcome that you will love and cherish.
Take your time to choose the best wedding photographer for you. You certainly have many wedding planning aspects to handle but this one certainly deserves your special attention. Understand the common mistakes that brides-to-be commit and do your best to avoid them.
Richard Galloway is an award-winning professional photographer and considered one of the best reportage wedding photographers in Surrey. Creating “story-telling” photographs since 2007, he specialises in documentary (reportage) wedding photography.
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