Are you recently engaged and have been scouring both Instagram and Pinterest for wedding inspiration? Overwhelmed with all the different options for photography? Take a deep breath! Here are 5 helpful hints to pick the best wedding photographer for you.
1. Make sure their style matches yours.
Most likely, you have already viewed their gallery before reaching out. At its core, photography is art. Therefore, every wedding photographer has their own style. Do you want a photographer that only does staged poses or do you prefer one that captures your candid moments? Maybe you prefer a little bit of both? There is no right answer to this question! Take some time to think about what you want out of the photography experience and ensure that matches with the photographer.
2. Schedule a call or meeting and get to know them!
The best way to find out if you vibe with a photographer is talking to them. Most photographers, including myself, will schedule some time to learn about your needs and your wedding story. Chatting over a a cup of coffee, some drinks or even a Zoom call will dramatically help in your decision to see if he or she is the right photographer for you!
3. Ensure they use contracts.
Reviewing and signing a contract can be very intimidating at first. All of your vendors should have one, especially your photographer! The contract is there to protect both sides, especially you. The main details covered will be the cost of the services, expectations of both sides in case of any emergency, copyright around sharing the photos and schedule of deliverables. There will be other topics covered but these are the main points you ensure are included.
4. Read the testimonials.