How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

Your special day should be commemorated in the best possible way. That’s why you need to carefully select your wedding photographer. There are many wedding photographers to choose from, but only a few who will document your wedding the way you envision. Here are some considerations to keep in mind as you choose your wedding photographer.

Style of Photography

Wedding photographers are artists at heart. Each one has a style that comes out in the images they take. Make sure that you choose a wedding photographer that shares your vision for how your photographs should look. These are some common styles to be aware of:

Portraiture

This style is a classic. Subjects are carefully posed in front of a backdrop. You’ll probably want at least a few portraiture style images in your wedding book. One of these might become your “official” wedding photo that you keep on display in your home.

Candid

These are also referred to as documentary styles. The images are focused on wedding party and guests as they move naturally among the wedding proceedings. Candid images may not be technically perfect as far as photography goes, but they tend to offer a more realistic telling of the event.

Artistic

Artistic, edgy wedding photographers might like to use certain elements at the event to create interesting juxtapositions in their photos. They may also like to experiment with unusual viewpoints, lighting techniques or angles. These may be an interesting addition to your wedding album, but they won’t necessarily highlight the important moments in the way you’d like to remember them.

The Wedding Photographer’s Book

A wedding photographer with experience will have a book or portfolio of past work. You should request to view the book before hiring any wedding photographer. Ideally, you’d want to view it in private, with your betrothed, so that the commentary from the photographer doesn’t distract or persuade you. Things to look for in the book include general attractiveness, good focus, and a style that aligns with your personal preferences.

References

Even if you fall in love with the prospective wedding photographer’s portfolio, you should still talk to their references. Aside from their expertise, you want to make sure that any wedding photographer you select has the professionalism to comport themselves in a manner that benefits the occasion.

Interview

You have a busy schedule leading up to your wedding day. There are likely many appointments and obligations that are taking up your time. Still, it’s important to carve out time for a personal interview with any wedding photographer you’re seriously considering. During the in-person interview, you’ll be able to judge the professional appearance of the photographer, as well as determine if you are able to communicate well with them. It’s essential that they are able to hear your needs and expectations and understand them.Finally, when it comes time to finalize your wedding day images, look to a quality digital imaging company like Baboo Digital.

Contact us today to find out all the ways we can help create lasting memories of your special day.

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