Choosing the right photographer for your wedding day is a BIG deal. After your wedding day is done, the only things you’ll have left are your memories and your photos, so you want to make sure that the photographer you choose is the right choice for you!
Here are 5 tips to help you find the best photographer for your big day!
Do Your Research
Plan by searching potential photographers on their Facebook, Instagram and website. Dig deeper when choosing and ask to see full galleries of wedding days from start to finish. Do you like the posing styles, edits, and the overall story of the wedding day?
Meet Before Booking
The one person that you’ll spend most of your time with on your wedding day is your photographer. They are with you through the entire day documenting some of the most special moments of your life. It’s really important that you like them! Before meeting be sure you have a list of questions ready and don’t be afraid to ask them. Take this time to really get to know each other.
Do an Engagement Session
While these sessions are great for having extra photos for your wedding website and those snapshots before you’re officially married, this session is really wonderful to get to know your photographer and to get comfortable in front of the camera. This is truly a great test run so you can make sure that you have a strong connection with your photographer.
Plan Your Budget
Wedding photography is not a place to price shop if quality images and experience are important to you. This is probably not the place where you want to find a “deal.” Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime experience that you’ll want to remember for years and years to come. So, when it comes to budgeting, if photography is important to you, make sure to make it a priority from the beginning!
The last and most important tip is to have fun with the process. Finding a great photographer doesn’t have to be stressful. Just be open and clear about your expectations for your wedding day and you will most certainly find the perfect photographer for you!