6 Steps To Finding A Great Wedding Photographer
Unlike the work of your other wedding vendors (music, flower arrangements, cake), wedding photographs aren’t things you can hear, smell, taste, or even see at first—you don’t really know what you’re getting until after the fact. That means careful research and selection regarding professional skills, artistic style, and personal demeanor are extra important when choosing your wedding photographer.
So, here we present to you Steps in Finding a Great Wedding Photographer. Let’s Begin!
Before you begin researching photographers, you’ll need to first decide what type of photography style you prefer, as that will help determine which kind of photographer, you’ll want to shoot your wedding. Spend time pouring over any kind of imagery you love. Once you have a good collection of inspiring photographs, try to narrow in on what draws you to them specifically and dissect what feels most authentic to you and your partner.
Maybe that’s formal-posed portraits, a classic photography style, or a lifestyle, photojournalistic feel. If you love sharp and contrasty shots, perhaps a photographer with a flair for the dramatic is the right choice for you.
Do Your Research
Start your search by reading reviews from recent newlyweds and browsing local listings. Carefully review potential photographers’ websites and blogs to check out photos of other weddings they’ve shot, which will give you an idea of their style. Check out their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages too, if possible. Is the feedback from clients positive? How does the photographer respond?
Set Up Interviews
This is not a decision that can be made on looks alone—you must meet your potential photographers in person. If you like what you see on their site—and their fees are in your ballpark range—call to see if they’re available for your wedding date.
Full Wedding Albums
Don’t base your decision solely on what you see in a photographer’s highlights gallery or album. For good reason, photographers show prospective clients a portfolio of their best pictures, all from different weddings, so you’re seeing the best of the best. Ask to see two or three full galleries from real weddings they’ve shot.
When reviewing a photographer’s album, look for the key moments you want to be captured: Did they get photos of both the bride and the groom when they locked eyes for the first time?
When interviewing candidates, ask for a general range based on the photographer’s standard “shooting fee” and package. Plus, their standard rates for the type of album you think you’ll want and the amount of coverage you’re hoping to book them for (day of, full weekend). It’s important to find out what’s included in the standard package. Plus, the basic range for any extras you may want, like an engagement shoot, special effects, or additional coverage.
It usually takes at least a month to get all those photo proofs back from your photographer. Why? Your photographer is shooting enormous raw files far bigger than your typical JPG. Shooting raw files gives your photographer a greater ability to correct the photo. But, it also takes a longer time to upload, process, and edit all those files. It varies, so get the Post-production details beforehand.
How OVX India Can Help?
OVX India is one of India’s Largest Upcoming Online Marketplace for you to access from anywhere in India. Just Log on to OVX India and navigate to the Services section after providing a location. The page then takes you to a place where a list of photographers/organizations willing to enroll themselves is shown. Choose the one that best suits you. It’s that simple.
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