10 Tips On How To Make Sure Your Wedding Photographer Is A Professional
Wedding photography is an exciting field with many photographic hobbyists looking to make some extra money on the side providing cheap wedding photography.
After paying hundreds for just the dress alone, never mind the church, the flowers, the reception and all of the food and drink. It’s very tempting to book a cheap wedding photographer; after all, the photography is probably the last thing you want to think about.
Choosing your wedding photographer Newcastle is the most important thing to do when planning your wedding. In fact it should be the first thing you do.
First-class wedding photographers get booked up months in advance so don’t leave it to the last minute to book. However saying that, there could be a few dates not booked, so give them a ring and see if your date is free.
Obviously everyone wishes for the dress to be beautiful, the flowers stunning, the food to be delicious and the reception to be charming. The wedding photographer, however, really should be one of the top things on your list of essential items.
If you choose a poor quality wedding photographer, it will be felt in every photograph that you look at.
Nothing is more significant than your wedding photography. Why’s that? Well, just think about it – what happens when your wedding is over? The flowers are dead, the dress gets freeze-dried (or whatever it is the cleaners do) and put in a box, the cake is eaten, and a year after your wedding you won’t even remember what you ate. All you’ll have left from this day are your memories – and your photos are the doorway to those memories.
Down to the tips:
- Does the photographer have many different photographs from the same wedding to show you?
I’d be concerned if they were all from the same wedding. Proper professional photographers have taken wedding photographs for many different brides and that should reflect in their work.
On the other hand if you only see one photograph from each wedding I would suspect that the photographer only gets one good picture from the whole day.
You need to know that they are consistent and have taken photographs at many different weddings with at least three different pictures from each wedding in their gallery or book.
As an average guide, photographs from three recent weddings are appropriate.
- Does the photographer listen to you?
A photographer that talks all the time about how great they are is someone you should be wary of. If a professional is not prepared to listen to you then they are not very professional, I mean how do they know what you are looking for?
- Do you actually like this person?
You will be spending the most important day of your life with a stranger, make sure you like them. If the photographer’s personality clashes with yours, you could be in for an unhappy day – or at least an awkward one.
Why risk being unhappy on the most important day of your life? That’s why reading the photographer’s personality is, in my opinion, more important than analyzing their portfolio. Will they be officious? Offensive? Aloof? When you talk with a prospective photographer, get a feel for them and see if they are someone you’d want to be friends with.
If the answer is “yes”, then put them high on your list!