Remember the Three "P's" When Looking For Your Wedding Photographer
There are three important "P" words to remember when looking for your wedding photographer. If you are looking for in-depth tips and must ask questions for wedding photographers before you hire, see our blog post here.
Portfolio - The first order of business is to check out the photographer's portfolio. Do you like the style of the images? How do they compare to your idea of what your wedding photos should look like? See if the portfolio represents all aspects of a wedding from ceremony preparation to the bride & groom exit and all of the important moments in-between: ceremony, portraits, reception, candid moments. While checking out the photographer's portfolio, take note if they are solely wedding photographers or if they dabble in all sorts of photography; you will want to steer your search to a professional who is dedicated to capturing weddings.
Packages - Find out what's included in the wedding packages. Do you see one that fits your needs. Think about the coverage hours you will need, whether or not the photographer gives you a full print release, what photo products are included, are there any extra sessions - engagement, bridal, or both? Packages can vary widely, but a typical package includes 8 hours of coverage. We highly recommend choosing a package with a full print release. You want to have the rights to your photos so you can make prints whenever you like.
Personality - You need to feel comfortable and at ease with your photographer; after all, this person will be with you constantly on your wedding day. Do they welcome your questions and ideas? Are they genuinely excited about your wedding day and making an effort to get to know you? If you are having a great time talking with your potential photographer then it's a sign of a good match.
So remember, look for a portfolio that reflects you, a package that fits your needs, and a photographer with a great personality that you get along with great. Follow the three "P's" and you are on your way to finding the photographer perfect for your wedding day.
Happy Wedding Planning!
Abby & Ryan
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Abby & Ryan Surrao
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