Capturing your special day in photos is one of the most important parts of your wedding memories. And finding the perfect photographer to capture your big day is just as important as finding the right wedding dress and picking the perfect place to get married.
Here are some good questions to ask yourself:
- Are you wanting lighter or darker images?
- Posed or candid photos?
- And of course, what is your budget?
While the photos are important, the service you get from the photographer is very crucial. This person is going to be with you and your family ALL DAY. You want to be able to have a good relationship with them. You want someone who is a good listener and seems to understand your vision for your wedding day. Look at their previous wedding photos and check out their reviews.
Make sure to ask the photographer to map out the wedding day for you (how they see the timing of the day). Make sure that all the photos you want taken can get done in the timeframe you book for. Most photographers package their services in hours, so you can get anywhere from 4 to 10 hours with the photographer based on how much you want to pay. Make sure to also ask the photographer how many breaks he or she expects to take (They will need time to be human and eat and go to the restroom, etc.). Make sure to let the photographer know if you plan to have an unplugged ceremony or not, too. They will need to make arrangements with their equipment either way you choose.
Always get a contract from your photographer. Make sure it includes price and payment information, specific attire the photographer should wear, the time the photographer will arrive at your wedding, and when you will receive the photos agreed upon.