Welcome Bride, This is a short piece about what to look for in a Wedding Photographer. It is the trend in the past year that more and more individuals are getting into “Photography”. Photography is our profession and we are in year 13 doing Weddings in the Naples, Fort Myers area. We are contacted through our Studio on a weekly basis from Brides that have made the wrong choice for a Wedding Service Provider.
Some photographers offer a combination of these different options to suit you. If having all of your wedding pictures is important to you, then make sure that you find a photographer who will give you all of the proofs. If you want to be able to reprint your pictures yourself, then look for a photographer that provides digital proofs with options to reprint. Making sure that you get what you want in this area is important for preserving your memories down the road.
For example, I know a Wedding band in New Jersey that is top notch…musically that is. They are a nice group of guys, and really aim to satisfy their clients. However, they honestly believe loud sound pressure levels improve their performance. Even if guests ask them to, “turn it down a bit”, they will reduce the levels temporally, but get them back up after a few songs. Their web site is very impressive, but interestingly enough, no space has been allotted for customer reviews. Now why might that be?
A good way to find a photographer is through personal recommendation, ask friends what they thought of their essex wedding photographer. Alternatively, you can find your wedding photographer in the bridal press, wedding directories, local newspapers, Yellow Pages, and of course, on the Internet.
Remember that your wedding party has paid a good amount of money to be there for your special day. Some wedding packages include hair and makeup for you but for your bridal party, there is an extra charge. Make sure you pick a very affordable package, or better yet, just pay for them to get their hair and makeup done for the wedding.
To be clear, I’m in the business of selling you a valuable service. But even more importantly, I firmly believe I am in the business of serving the bride and groom, first and foremost; whether I end up working with you or not. I take a very low-pressure approach to sales and I always advocate that a couple work with the photographer that is truly the best fit for their needs.
The next part of the equation is price. Does the quality of their work match their prices? Are you getting a poor, fair or great value in the asking price? A simple way to find out the answer is to ask the candidate a few questions. What kind of equipment do they use? This includes cameras, lenses, lighting, on and off camera flashes, and editing software. If you’re having an indoor or nighttime wedding you’ll definitely want to have some lighting and at the very least a flash.
There is something to laugh about in every situation. So find the funny side and laugh your way through the day as you gather the information you need.