As a photographer, it seems easy for me to choose the right wedding photographer. But it's only because I bathe in this environment. In reality for the bride and groom, it is quite difficult to choose a good photographer, THE photographer, the one who will meet their expectations. So I decided in this article to tackle the subject up and down.
First of all, if you are in this article it is because you understood it is that you have surely read: the worst reasons not to choose a professional photographer for your wedding! Well done!
Whatever your budget or your desires, the questions below will allow you to know what to ask your photographer to get an idea of what he offers and therefore to make your choice from las vegas wedding elopement packages.
WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE? JOURNALISTIC PHOTO OR NOT?
What is journalistic photo style? Wedding photojournalists will throughout the day try to tell a story, capturing key moments but also taking spontaneous, live photos, and a whole bunch of details like laughs, your room decor, your room. dress… The classic wedding photographer takes a more traditional approach by asking you to pose, and capturing only the key moments.
CAN WE SEE YOUR PORTFOLIO? AN ENTIRE WEDDING?
Essential question! Viewing photos on a site will give you an idea of your photographer's work, but don't hesitate to ask them to see more. Also ask him to show you an entire story so that you can see the work that is likely to be given to you. Ask him if the photos he shows you are from recent weddings? If he did them alone or with an assistant, or as an assistant?
DO YOU LIKE HIS WORK?
With the feeling it is for me, the two important things on which you must linger. You can find photographers offering very affordable prices, if not expensive at all; but if you don't like what they offer it is because it is not YOUR photographer. Look at his book and even if it is difficult to project yourself: Try it!
DO YOU FEEL CONFIDENT WITH YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
As I told you, it is in my opinion the second most important thing in choosing your photographer. Even if you love his photos, if you don't feel comfortable, trusting him is that he's not your wedding photographer. You need (and your photographer also needs) that the feeling passes between you to make a good report. Unlike a caterer or another provider, the photographer will be one of the most intimate providers of your day. He will follow you a good part of your day, will see you in times of stress, will see you cry, will have to make you comfortable for couple photos ... In short, he must be a person with whom you know that you can be totally yourself and in confidence.
WHAT IS THE STATUS OF YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
Don't hesitate to ask your photographer what their status is. Is he an amateur or a professional? Whether or not this is his main activity? Is wedding photography his specialty? How many marriages has he covered? The professional is therefore declared and will have a SIRET number which will protect you from hidden work, professional equipment, an experience that will allow you to anticipate key moments, another box in the event of a breakdown, a creative outlook ... But let us get along well, a SIRET number is not a guarantee of quality.
WHAT ARE YOUR DIFFERENT OFFERS? WHAT DO THEY UNDERSTAND?
Ask your photographer what his offer covers. Some photographers operate in detail, offering just the ceremonies or ceremonies at the end of the cocktail party, or even preparations at the end of the cocktail party. Ask how many photos you will have? In what format? ...
DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS? HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The album is the object that will create a link between your generation and future generations. The album will be the object you will still enjoy browsing in 10, 20, 30 years.