Boise, ID (PRWEB) May 26, 2013
Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions a couple-to-be has to make. The photographer captures the essence of the wedding: the collection of personalities and traditions, and the joining together of two people. The Knot released a few tips on choosing a wedding photographer and Do the Bride a Favor is taking this article as inspiration for its own tips on deciding which wedding photographer is right for the wedding.
1. Gather Examples
Finding examples of wedding photography that the couple enjoys is an important way to communicate to a photographer what the couple’s expectations are. Find pictures in magazines or on websites in order to get a collage of images that show what type of photography the bride and groom like. This can include portraiture, photojournalistic, or edgy styles. Keep these images to share with the photographer so he/she can try and use a similar style.
2. Find Local Photographers
While looking in a telephone book for photographers may seem simple, many of the best photographers are found by word-of-mouth. Ask family and friends for advice and samples of work. Search the term ‘(local city/state) wedding photographer’ online. Travel to local wedding supply stores and see if they have a business board. Many of these vendors will showcase business cards from other wedding-related businesses, including photographers.
3. Book an Appointment
Contact the photographer and set up a meeting. Booking a photographer should be done 6 months to a year before the ceremony. Bring a few of the favored wedding images to the meeting so the photographer knows what style is desired. Let the photographer know about any special moments or elements of the wedding that they should not miss.
4. Think About the Options
Many photographers will bring a contract with them to a meeting but don’t be too eager to sign. Meet with a few photographers and decide based on their work and the connection they have with the couple. Trusting and enjoying the company of the wedding photographer is an important part of getting beautiful wedding images. Once a photographer is decided upon, keep them in the loop regarding the schedule of events, the venue, and other important wedding details. Many photographers will want to know which details of the event should be photographed such as the special personalized bridal favors or a custom Dubble Bubble candy buffet.
A photographer is an important part of a wedding. Giving thought and time to who gets the job will give couples the best chance of finding the right photographer for them.
Do the Bride a Favor gives tips to finding a wedding photographer, including settling on a style, utilizing local resources, and communicating what the ‘do not miss’ moments are to the photographer.
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