Here are five tips to help you find a wedding photographer:
Here are some photography styles to help you get started. Photography consist of; traditional, classic, dramatic, lifestyle, fine art, hybrid, documentary, and photojournalistic. Some of these styles blend into each other however each photographer has their own variation of style. Traditional photographers will have more posed looks. Most styles can be considered classic as long as they maintain a balance of traditional and lifestyle type images. Documentary and journalistic style photographers hardly ask to pose you and just simply capture the day as it unfolds. Lifestyle photographers can be similar to journalistic photographers however they tend to take posed images more and keep details refined. Fine art or hybrid photographers are film inspired and may incorporate digital photos.
3. Ask for Referrals: Ask friends, family, and peers how they liked their own photographers or some they’ve seen at other weddings / events. Look at reviews online and feel open to ask the photographer about any negative ones you’ve read. Vendor referrals can be offered by a wedding planner as well if you’ve decided to hire one. Wedding planners may have a good rapport with other professionals in the business and can potentially offer package deals. Getting other people’s experience will help ensure you find the perfect photographer to match your style and your budget.
5. Photographer Background: Try to hire a photographer who is insured and full time. This is important because a photographer who is full time and insured will have more time to dedicate to their career and will most likely be continuing their photography education learning the newest technology.