5 Things To Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Photographerby Melissa Weber Photography
Choosing your wedding photographer from hundreds of talented people can be difficult trying to figure out where to beginning. Here are a few helpful things to consider and look for when picking your wedding photographer.
#1 – Style
Every photographer has their own unique style, from traditional, contemporary, documentary, fine art etc. Have a browse through a photographers website and social media to get sense of their work and if it is something you admire and reflects you. Ask yourself if you can picture yourself in these photos and if you would like to have similar photos. It is also helpful to the photographer if you mention what it is about their work you like.
#2 – Personality
This is important to consider when choosing your photographer especially if you have met with a couple others. You may love a photographers work but when you meet them you may or may not click. You want to make sure you can get along and feel comfortable with your photographer as you will be spending majority of your day with them. It will make the whole experience more enjoyable.
#3 – Experience
Make sure your photographer is experienced in photographing weddings. The quality will reflect in your photos and experience in the end. They will be able to give you helpful planning tips to make the day run smoothly and deal with unexpected hiccups in a professional manner. You want to be able to trust your photographer as they capture such an important stage in your life.
#4 – Availability
Seems obvious but when inquiring with a photographer make sure they are available on your wedding date. Depending on if your wedding date is flexible and how interested you are in a specific photographer consider working with their availability. This way you can secure getting your #1 pick and not having to settling for another. Wedding photographers book up years in advance so it is recommended to not leave booking your photographer to last minute.
#5 – Referrals
Word of mouth is a powerful method for finding out about who is all out there. Ask around to friends and family to see who they would recommend and ask them questions about their experience and what made them unique. Do some research and try to find sources of referrals and reviews on a photographer you are considering. It is a great starting point and put you in the right direction instead of feeling lots with so many options to pick from.
In the end do what works best for you. It is your wedding day and will be images and memories you will treasure in years to come.
About Melissa Weber Photography:
My approach is to create beautiful images of every unique couple or family. I strive to make people feel comfortable working with me by creating a fun laid back atmosphere and making friendships along the way. My ambition is to make the results surpass all expectations and capture moments and memories that will never fade. Being such a young entrepreneur, I always put everything into what I do. I LOVE anything rustic and discovering new places. Every wedding and family session is just as important as the first.