Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How to Choose A Wedding Photographer

When you are planning your wedding it will seem as though every aspect is extremely important. Choosing the right dress and having a quality tuxedo are certainly two of them. The menu and location rank high on the list of important details, but there’s another that is equally important. That’s the wedding photographer and without an experienced one your wedding memories may not be what you had in mind.

You may be wondering how to choose a wedding photographer. Choosing your wedding photographer can be a daunting task and most people begin the process with little idea of what they are looking for. They may scour the local yellow pages for a wedding photographer but this really isn’t the best method of choosing someone who is going to capture images of the most important day of your life.

One of the best ways to choose a wedding photographer is by word of mouth. If you know someone who was married recently ask them about which wedding photographer they used. They’ll be happy to show off the pictures that were taken and to also share how the experience was for them. It’s a bit tacky to ask about the price of the photographer unless you are very close to the person and you’ve discussed financial issues in the past.

If you don’t have the luxury of a personal recommendation for a wedding photographer, consider doing some research on the Internet. Most communities have a chamber of commerce website that showcases all businesses in the area. There will be a section dedicated to photographers and you can browse the listings of photographers and see which ones list wedding photography as a specialty.

Once you have a few to choose from call up each wedding photographer on your list. Ask to meet with them and explain that you’d like to see their portfolio and discuss the possibility of having them work with you on your wedding. An experienced wedding photographer will welcome the chance to meet with you and will suggest a time that is convenient.

It’s very important once you do choose a photographer to discuss with him or her, what you imagine for your special day. If there are particular images that you want explain that in detail. They are great behind the camera but a little guidance on your expectations is always welcomed.

Hopefully these tips will help you understand more about how to choose a wedding photographer.

If you live in Edinburgh or central Scotland, you can also learn more about Edinburgh Wedding Photographers here.

1 comment:

Ivor Tetteh-Lartey Photography said...

You may also read their testimonials from other brides and ask to see complete wedding albums to gain a full impression of their expertise and creativity. It is important to have a face to face meeting in order to guage their personality as most of your wedding day is spent with your photographer.