As one of the most important decisions you will make concerning the big day, planning your wedding pictures should be considered with care. This list of wedding photography tips will help to get you started towards capturing these priceless memories:
How do you envision your wedding photographs? Wedding Photographers generally fall into three stylistic categories: traditional, photojournalist, or a combination of both. Traditional photographers are practiced in obtaining great portraits and posed shots. For more candid shots that document the dayÂ´s emotions and all the behind-the-scenes action, you may lean towards the photojournalistic style of photography(a trend for todayÂ´s weddings). For brides who simply cannot decide, seek a wedding photographer who can offer the perfect mix.
Consider the Cost
This really is one area in which you should avoid cutting corners, as your photographs will be one of the few keepsakes you can actually take from your wedding. Expect to allocate at least $2000 to your wedding photography budget (the bottom line in metro areas will be even higher). If budget is a concern, consider ordering the most basic package, but avoid hiring an inexperienced photographer to save money. Consult our advice on how to save on photography for more budgeting tips
Hire your Wedding Photographer – don’t skimp on price!
Do your research. Browsing through our list of Preferred Local Wedding Photographers is a great way to start. Compile a list of potentials and commence the “meet and greet.” When meeting with potential photographers, be sure to review his or her work and remember to consider the importance of personality. Your photographer will capture some of the best shots behind the scenes, so you must feel comfortable in working with this person and inviting them backstage. Trust your instinct: if you find anything disagreeable about working with this person, keep looking. And donÂ´t forget to get everything in writing. For more information on selecting your photographer, visit our Hiring a Wedding Photographer guide.
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