CHOOSING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER
1. Choose a Professional (Technical and Creative)
As a professional wedding photographer, one should be knowledgeable of the technical aspects of photography while being highly artistic and creative. The creative and artistic skills allow the wedding photographer to create a visual story with a unique viewpoint and dramatic impact. The aim is to always to express artistic creativity while being technically sound to create the best images possible in any given situation.
2. Choose a photographer that makes you comfortable (Personality and Charm)
Your wedding photographer’s interpersonal skills is probably more important than their creative and technical skills. Your photographer should try to connect with you and get to know you personally. They should be able to get along with everyone at the wedding, including other wedding vendors. They should be energetic, enthusiastic, personable, professional and honest. Your photographer will be there with you on the most important day of your life for almost the entire day so it is essential that their personality and charm matches or compliments your own.
3. Choose a Photographer with experience
Being experienced enables your photographer to adapt to different situations seamlessly. It also enables them to handle difficult situations better. Your wedding photographer should be a professional (whether part-time of full-time). They should have being shooting weddings for a long time and not just a professional photographer who is new to shooting weddings. As a reference guide, the number of weddings shot can give you an idea of their experience.
- Less that 5 weddings – Inexperienced
- 5 to 10 weddings – Amateur
- 10 to 15 weddings – Experienced and knowledgeable
- 15+ weddings – Professional