For you, brides and grooms, there is still time to find the pearl that will immortalize this day so important to you.
And given the number of providers, as much as it is to look for a needle in a haystack!
So, to help you find your rare pearl, I have concocted 5 tips to choose your wedding photographer.
To reach his or her own style…
You will see it quickly, the photographers do not miss. But the advantage is that there is something for everyone! Reportage, photos, color, black and white, vintage treatment, dark, bright…. Take the time to look at the photographers’ book.
Does his style fit you? Are you able to project yourself in his images?
The style is for me the first step in the selection of your photographer.
Do not contact a photographer if you do not recognize his style. Or worse … Do not accept to take the Aunt Monique’s photographer that your mom strongly advise you!!!
It’s your wedding, it’s your memories!!! It’s up to you to choose your photographer!
What will you stay when your day is over? Your pictures!!! It is therefore important that you enjoy reviewing your images. You will say to yourself “I have the impression that it was yesterday … I still have chills when I look at my photos”.
Meet the photographers…
Here we are!!! You have just browsed the web, and you have found three or four photographers whose work you like. More time to lose, contact them! Well-known photographers are booked on average 1 year in advance.
In the order of things, you book your domain, your caterer and your DJ. The photographer comes right after!
It would be a pity if your favorite photographer announces that the date is already taken.
Make an appointment with them. Face to face, if they are in the same area, or Skype. Do not stop at the photographers in your area. Many photographers move throughout France. Your pearl is in the south? We meet via Skype. We see each other and we talk to each other 🙂 As practical as a real date!
During your exchanges, you will be able to feel if you are made to work together. The feeling is for me the mega criterion super important!!! We will accompany you on a good part of your day, see the full day. We will exchange, we rub shoulders, and we integrate your family cocoon and friendly.
As part of a photo report, we immortalize moments of exchange and emotions. It is therefore important that you feel comfortable and confident in the company of your photographer, that you even feel that your photographer is part of your guests.
You will be natural and spontaneous; you will not worry about him. “But where is he? What is he doing? Do you think he photographed Mamie Odette as I asked her? “
Concentrate on the most important: your lover, your day, your family and your friends! Your photographer will take care of the rest and do it well because you will trust him 🙂
Products, services before / during / after…
During your appointment, you will discuss the services offered. The photographers you will meet will tell you about their way of working, the products integrated into their offers (photo book, digital support, prints etc…)
Learn about the options they offer, photo studio type for a photobooth activity, photo session before and after the wedding etc…
Take the time to look at his products. Quality, finishes, options. Are the photos in the book imposed or do you make the book with him? Do not be afraid to ask your questions. You will be even more reassured for the future.
Also attach yourself to the proposed service. What does the benefit include? What do they offer on duty, before, during and after? The “after” is very important!
The delay of rendering of the report, that of the supports photos etc…
All these elements are also to be taken in the choice of your photographer.
Aaahhh!!! The rates…
It’s a sacred point! You have certainly given yourself an investment. Normal! The wedding budget is not necessarily expandable. This part can be seen during the first selection (when you are interested in the style of the photographers).
Some photographers display their rates on their site, others do not. In general, basic rates are announced. This allows you to see if its performance matches your investment.
During the meeting, you will talk at some point about this very important part. Do not be afraid to explain your expectations. How long would you like your photographer to accompany you, what photo material would you like, etc.
An estimate will be proposed and you will be able to make your decision with all the elements in hand 😉
And if I have one last tip to give you, it’s a bonus tip.
You hesitate between two photographers: one offers a service in your investment but feeling level is not ecstasy, the other has a more expensive service but you have the crush on him and his work…
I’ll let you guess which one to choose … Rethink this question: what will you stay with your wedding?
You now have everything you need to choose your photographer.
I only have to wish you a beautiful wedding and beautiful photos!