Your wedding day is one of the most important of your life, so it’s equally important to make sure your memorable moments are captured beautifully. And the key to that, of course, is finding a good photographer. But how do you a) find one, and b) narrow it down to the one that fits your needs perfectly? We’ll share some tips with you for finding the perfect wedding photographer for your ceremony.
- Decide What Style You Like
The key to getting the perfect photographer is, first and foremost, knowing what style you want! After all, if you book a photographer that excels in a certain aesthetic but it isn’t one that you like, you won’t be satisfied with your finished pictures even if your photographer is among the best in their field.
One of the best ways to discover your favorite style is by looking at lots of different wedding albums. Search for public wedding photos online, flip through some of your favorite bridal magazines, or ask to see wedding albums from family and close friends.
Once you’ve figured out your style, it’s time to start looking at albums from actual photographers. Flip through their online portfolios, and ask to see full albums if possible. This will give you a good idea of what that particular photographer can do style-wise and whether they’re a good fit for you or not.
- Match Their Skillset To Your Wedding
This tip is pretty straightforward: it’s important to hire a photographer who can do your unique wedding justice. If you’re going to have a brightly lit outdoor wedding, find a photographer who has lots of experience in outdoor wedding photography. If you’re going to be in an indoor venue with romantic lighting, you’ll need a photographer who’s equipped with the right tools to capture that. Or, if you’ll be going back and forth between the two (say an indoor ceremony and an outdoor reception), find a photographer that’s versatile enough to handle both.
- Don’t Underestimate The Importance Of Personality
Your wedding photographer is going to be shadowing you very closely for up to an entire day (maybe longer depending on how long your festivities will go). So, it’s important that you get along! Be sure to interview potential photographers to get to know them in person before booking. It’s also important to make sure they’re courteous and will remember any special needs or circumstances, such as elderly grandparents who are unable to stand for long periods of time.
We wish you the best of luck in finding a wedding photographer, and hope that your special day is everything you dreamed and more!