Some aspects of your wedding can be decided easily and quickly, however some aspects of the wedding do require careful attention. This is the case of the wedding photographer. This professional is in fact entrusted with the task of catching all the most beautiful and exciting moments of the ceremony and celebrations. Also do not forget that engaging a photographer is not cheap. In this article we will help you find the best wedding photographer for you.
First of all select a number of photographers that you like for their style and geographical location. Contact them via email and request a quotation. Once you have received the quotations, select no more than 2 or 3, always keeping in mind value for money. At this point call back the photographers that provided the best quotations and set up a meeting.
This meeting is important for a number of reasons. Above all you must find out if you feel the right connection with the photographer. Do not forget that you will spend many hours with the wedding photographer, probably many more than those you expect to spend with your family! Therefore it is imperative that you have perfect interaction. Second, the meeting enables you to understand if the person in front of you is a professional photographer or an improvised one, or even worse an abusive photographer. Luckily, an abusive photographer is quite easy to expose. In fact, abusive photographers are not generally VAT registered and submit quotations that are by far too cheap. And this is so because they do not pay taxes or work using low-quality equipment. When you ask for clarifications about the quotations they usually provide vague and approximate explanations. Last but not least, these photographers have often a very diversified portfolio of photographs, and this is because they probably stole them from the portfolio of other professional photographers.
If your wedding photographer passes all these tests, you have probably found the professional that is right for you. Ask him all the questions you need, after all you do not get married very day!
Agree on all the logistic details of your wedding ceremony and reception, provide time schedules, addresses and deadlines. Ask for the number of photographs you will receive, when you will receive them and above all when the photograph album will be ready. Usually the album is delivered within 6 months of the date of the wedding.
As far as the rest is concerned, relax and leave everything else to the photographer.