Planning a wedding is normally quite stressful. With all of the little details, parties to plan and people to invite, it can get overwhelming! One of the most important (and best!) parts of your wedding day, is the photography you’ll get to cherish for the rest of your life. Many people aren’t sure where to start when it comes to searching for a photographer or videographer, so we put together a list of tips for how to select the perfect wedding photographer for your magical day.
1. Do your research!
Whether it’s hearing of a photographer through word or mouth or just simply going online and searching through photographers in your area, spend some time looking at portfolios, styles, and costs. You want to make sure you’re totally confident in the quality and specific style of the photographer on your wedding day, so take time to look at lots of different examples of their past work.
2. Meet with your photographer beforehand and have a mini-shoot
Some photographers offer a free engagement shoot when you invest in their wedding day photography, and that’s to help you get comfortable shooting with them and to just have consistency within your photos between both engagement and wedding portraits. By having a mini-shoot beforehand, you can really focus more on your spouse on your wedding day instead of being distracted the camera focused on you.
3. You get what you pay for; invest in your future!
This goes with most anything in life, but investing in something so worthwhile and memorable should be a main priority when factoring in overall wedding costs. You’ll be looking back on these photos and remembering the day like it was yesterday, so choose a photographer whose work you feel confident in having for the rest of your life!
4. Get your spouse’s input
Let your future husband or wife have some input on the photographer, too! They’ll also be looking at these photos for years to come, so it’s really important to agree on photography for the big day. They may even have some different ideas you may have not thought of before!
At the end of the day, you’ll have memories with your closest friends and family that you’ll be able to cherish and share with generations to come. Photography is timeless, beautiful, and emotional, so make sure you feel absolutely certain and confident that you’re in the best hands, and don’t forget to enjoy the day!