When choosing your wedding photographer there are many things to consider in your selection process.
Here are some helpful hints to assist you in your quest.
Questions to ask:
How many years have you been in business?
How would you characterize your style of photography?
Why do you do weddings?
Is the work I’m seeing the work of the photographer who will be photographing my wedding?
How long do you keep the digital negatives? Do I get to keep a copy the images?
Does the cost of the photographs include retouching/print enhancement?
Do you work with any assistants? How many?
Do you offer black & white photography? Is there an extra charge for this?
What is your price structure? (Packages vs. ala carte)
Things to think about….
All photographers are going to share with you their best work…that’s the nature of the business. When you view an album, are the bride & groom in the formal images the same bride & groom pictured in the candids at the reception? This shows a “complete wedding” demonstrating the photographer is skilled in both areas.
Make sure you meet with the photographer before you hire him/her. Your wedding day is not the day to discover you have a personality conflict with the person responsible for capturing the most important day of your life. You should feel comfortable with the person and confident they are working to create images that will be cherished for a lifetime.