The photographer is one of the most important event professionals that you will hire.
Before you hire the photographer, here are a few steps that you may wish to consider:
1. First set your date and secure your venue, then start your research.
2. Determine your photography budget.
3. Ask your friends and event professionals if they have any recommendations.
4. Because your wedding photos will live on forever, it is so important that you do diligent research before you pull the trigger and hire this person.
5. Decide on your photography style. Some photographers can do a blend of styles. Make sure that the photographer you like specializes in your style of photography.
6. Documentary shots – many of our clients prefer candid shots that catch one of a kind moments. These photos are special and are unforgettable. Can be the groomsmen getting ready or your bridesmaids giving you a special toast.
7. Portrait shots – these are shots of you, your fiance, family and the bridal party and can be taken in front of various backgrounds. We always recommend a list of must have photos, so you don’t miss out on covering the people you love the most.
8. Personality of your photographer – before you hire the photographer, make an appointment to meet. Remember, you will be with your photographer for the majority of your wedding day. In addition, the photographer will be communicating with you, your fiance, friends and family. Make sure that you feel at ease around this person.
9. We have seen a few photographer / client conflicts at weddings and it was not pretty, so please do your homework.
10. Packages – do a comparison of the different packages that the photographers you are interviewing offer. Negotiate over-time, so you have the hourly in your agreement if OT is needed. Determine the turn around time for your proofs and the costs of your photos and albums.
10. Finally, check out the photographer on Yelp and see what others are posting before you sign on the dotted line.
For more assistance, please call our office. We are always happy to help. XO
A Midnight Summer’s Dream – Private Estate Wedding:
First dance along side their traditional cake.
An assortment of chandeliers were hung from the trees.