How To Find The Right Photographer

If you're planning your wedding and aren't quite sure how to go about hiring a photographer, don't stress yourself out too much, it can be a rather overwhelming task, especially as you have so much else going on at the same time. Sometimes it may help to get a wedding planner to take some of the pressure off, but even so, it's important that you are active in searching for the right photographer as you may have your own vision of the shots that you want, so you need to be there to get those ideas across in order to ensure you are getting what you want out of the day.

But if you find yourself struggling a little, then you should know what things to think about when you do begin your search.

Here are some of the basics to get you on the right track.

Do your research

Although you may have no photography experience, nor do you feel the need to know any, it always helps to freshen yourself up on what's involved so that you can find the perfect photographer for you and your overall wedding day. For example, a wedding photographer will be a lot different to a music events photographer, as they both have a different eye and look for different things to capture. So it's always good to familiarise yourself with the basic wedding photography tips, that way you know more about the work that they do, and what's required, giving you a better idea on what exactly you're looking for.

Compare the portfolios

The thing that you must check when looking for a photographer, is their portfolio. They should present this to you without even needing to request it, but if not, be sure to ask yourself. This way you can get a sense of their skill, as well as their own style, as every photographer has one. Essentially you want to find someone that's on the same page as you, and is able to capture those most intimate moments between you and your fiance. And if for any reason they don't have a portfolio to show you - take this as a hint and walk in the other direction.

Word of mouth

While everyone will have their own preferences when it comes to their wedding, it's always nice to hear recommendations from people that you know and trust. Of course, there will always be online reviews that you can look at, but it always goes that extra mile to hear it from someone that's already in your inner circle. This is because they have no reason to lie or over exaggerate on the truth, because they're your buddy. Plus, sometimes having a friend refer you even knocks a little off the price, so it's always something to keep in mind.

Now you know what to think about and look out for, there is no reason that you won't find the perfect photographer to capture all of those magical moments on your special day.

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