What do I look for in a wedding photographer...
Well I tell couples that the number one thing to look for in their wedding photographer is personality, I call it bed side manner. Your wedding photographer is probably the only person who will be with you for the whole wedding day. They will be mixing with your friends and family all though the wedding. They will be shooting everyone. So, when you are meeting them, you are checking them out for comfort. See how you feel with them. Can you see yourself with them all day long . Could they be your friend pretty easily? This is a very important.When they are photographing you, you are apt to feel more comfortable in front of a friend than a wedding photographer.
The second next thing to finding a wedding photographer is when looking at their work, make sure that you really connect with it. When looking at their albums, try to see yourself in these pictures. If you can do this, and they seem like they might fit, you may have found someone for you. One key here is to understand that we do not all just take photos of people. We all have styles, approaches, and different ways of doing things. Make sure you walk through your wedding day with the photographers you are interviewing and ask them how they might approach different issues throughout the wedding day. A real pro should have great answers for you on a wide variety of topics that you bring up to them.
The last thing is price. The wedding photographer you choose should be close to your budget, otherwise you might be wasting your time meeting with them. However, some couples underestimate the cost of photography at first, and have to make adjustments once they see what it costs. The bridal magazines seem to perpetuate myths about the cost of photography. However, in the end, price is a component of the decision, but it should not be the main factor. If you find someone who really fits the above, but is $999.00 more than you budgeted, maybe you can cut back in other areas. After all, the photography lasts forever and is the only thing you will have after everything is gone.
Hope this helps you, as always...Feed back please.Best Peter & tean bELLE