How to Choose Your Wedding PhotographerChoosing your wedding photographer is can be a daunting experience.
How to Choose Your Wedding Photographer Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and capturing it on film will provide you with life long memories. Every bride wants to look beautiful on her wedding day and only a professional wedding photographer will know the best angles to ensure that you look glamorous in every frame. Although wedding photography can be quite expensive, when choosing your wedding photographer keep your budget in mind but do not base your decision entirely on price. There is no point paying for something if you will be unhappy with the end result. Wedding photography has evolved beyind the formal, posed pictures and nowadays couples prefer more candid shots that focus on the underlying story or events of the day. A combination of both photo journalistic or "reportage" photography and posed photographs is most popular with couples. Brides and grooms want the true emotions of the day to be captured without direction from the photographer as well as having photographs that they can frame and give out as gifts. Many couples want to capture the reality, romance and events of the wedding day but at the same time have a little fantasy with regard to the way the look. Many brides and grooms prefer "fashion-style" wedding photography. With this approach to wedding photography the focus is on making the couple look their best at all times. Everyday couples are made to look like models. This style of photography is very reliant on the skill of the photographer both with the camera and in post-production, digital editing to enhance the shot. Good photographers will edit photographs before providing you with the final proofs. When choosing your wedding photographer make sure you ask to see their portfolio. Insist on looking at a complete wedding to ensure that their work is consistent and that they aren't just showing you a selection of their best shots. If they are a good photographer they will be confident enough to show you a broad sample of their work. When booking through a studio ensure you ask to see the portfoloio of the photographer that will be attending your wedding. You may also want to suggest a meeting in advance to ensure that they have the same philosophy or ethos as you for your wedding day photography. The personality of the photographer plays an important role on the day. You want the photographer to be professional on the day and to not encroach on the guest's experience. They should be around yet out of the way. If you choose the wrong photographer, your family and guests may feel excluded from the action. You also want a wedding photographer that has good communication skills. They need to be able to provide direction without being controlling and overbearing. The wedding photographer should fit in on your day and you and your guests should not even notice that they are there. It is important that they dress and look professional. Before hiring a wedding photographer make sure that all your questions are answered. It is important that you are comfortable with them and that they understand the look that you are trying to achieve for your wedding day photos. Do not compromise on what you truly want. Once you find the perfect photographer for you, enjoy your day and beautiful wedding photos.