After a series of “pop-up” photographers come up, I am writing to help brides understand the importance of hiring a professional. If your wedding is a dream come true and photography/videography is important to you, then why settle for less?
Firstly, when picking a photographer ensure that you meet with the photographer. Even if you are not in the same town, technology can be great! Meet over Skype or FaceTime. Either way, there are so many ways to ensure you are picking the right person.
Picking a photographer because of “price” vs “experience” is huge! You really do get what you pay for. A really good photographer may be up there, but they know how to ensure your day goes smoothly. They have backups, insurance, proper licensing and will go above and beyond to ensure your day is perfect!
When you are choosing, ensure to view an ENTIRE wedding from start to finish to view. Its important to see if the photographer can go from indoor to outdoor, to crazy weather and then dark receptions.
Each photographer has a different style, so ensure its a style you like. A style is important, you want to be able to vision your day with each photographer. Talk to your photographer about the day flow, scheduling and ideas that you may have. At your meeting, ensure you read through the contract together and ensure everyone is on board.
I hope this helps and happy Photographer shopping!