One aspect of wedding planning that you should consider important is choosing the right wedding photographer. It might be easy to simply go online and look through hundreds of portfolios and pick the first one that pops up that you like. This could be a mistake, however. It's better to do a little research to find the right photographer that not only matches your personality but has the talent and skills to get the shots you really want.
Here are some tips on choosing a unique and fun wedding photographer.
Choose The Style For Your Photographs
Many people think that the first step in choosing the right wedding photographer is to pick one in which their portfolios catch your eye online. This shouldn't be your first step. In fact, you should know what style of photographs you like before you even go searching for a photographer.
Couples tend to have slightly different tastes when it comes to the kind of shots they would like for their album. So it's better to decide on what style you would like your pictures to be before you look for a photographer to bring your vision to life.
Start by looking at pictures online to see the different styles of photography you can choose from. You might like a more panoramic view, portrait, and intimate images, or adventurous and exciting. Once you break down the style you like the best, you can search for a wedding photographer that can match that style.
If you like, you can actually combine styles for your pictures too. Try to find a photographer that is flexible in their style and will work with you to get the shots you want.
Research Your Shortlist
Once you have narrowed down your choices for a wedding photographer, then do your research into each one. This means not only checking out their website and portfolio but also their social media pages. Take a look at their social media profiles and see what images they upload there. Check out the comments from followers and previous clients, and how they interact with people on their pages.
Social media is a great way to get a feel for their personality and how well they take comments from people. Then, research them on websites geared specifically for the wedding industry, including magazine websites that offer reviews, photography websites, websites where professionals place profiles, and ratings at the Better Business Bureau.
Researching your shortlist can help you choose between a few you really like.