One of the most important days in a person’s life is their wedding day. So it is important that photographs are of superior quality so they can be passed from generation to generation. Because of its permanence, choosing the right person or company for photography is vital. Do not gamble on something unless it’s a sure winner, so do your research before you commit to any photographer. Make sure they have had a lot of good reviews from past jobs, and check out some of their previous work.
The first determination should be deciding the style of photography. Will the pictures be of poses or candid shots? Will people know they are being photographed? Next, the level of service should be chosen. Some people choose to have only the ceremony captured while others opt for pre-wedding engagement photos all the way through post-wedding. The number of images is also a choice that must be made. Higher end photographers can capture thousands of images, but only 100 are needed. However, not only the count, but the form should be considered. If an album is not desired, the prints can be purchased. If the decision is made that a large number of pictures will be needed, it may be cheaper to buy the negatives or a cd and have them printed by a third party.
A couple should decide how much they want to spend on photography. In general, fees, prints, albums, etc. will come to about ten percent of the wedding’s budget.
Finally, make a list of preferred photographers after doing a lot of research. Price and format should be the primary categories. Interview the finalists by phone to see how much experience they have and ensure they are available on the day of the wedding. Ask the photographer to be penciled on their calendar until the contract is signed. Then, confirm and confirm again to make sure the preferred photographer will be present to capture the special day.