How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

So you just got engaged, and you’ve set a wedding date. You’re probably looking for a professional wedding photographer to capture the excitement and spectacle that is your wedding day. I’ve compiled a list of things to look for in a wedding photographer as well as correcting some misinformation that seems to circling around the matrimony industry.

Style

The number one thing you should concern yourself with when choosing a professional wedding photographer is their style. Take a look on their website and portfolio. If you do not like their work, that photographer is not for you.

Personality

You will be with your wedding photographer the entire day of your wedding. It’s important that everyone gets along so the day can go on as smoothly as possible. There is nothing worse for both parties if the day is full of awkward interactions.

Experience

If you hire someone straight out of photography school, you’re really rolling the dice on if they’ll be able to keep up with the fast pace of a wedding. Someone that is more experience will be able to anticipate the wedding’s events and have a higher rate of capturing the special moments.

Products

Some wedding photographer’s simply offer digital images on a disc, others will provide elaborate wedding albums that tell the story of your special day. Not all prints and albums are created equally either, so it’s important to really understand the products available. For more information on prints take a look at this previous post I made titled What to Know About Buying Prints.

Equipment

This is one of the misinformation’s I was talking about. If you like the photographer’s images than the tool they use to capture it really doesn’t matter, does it. You don’t ask a carpenter what table saw they use, so why would the camera a photographer uses be important?

That being said what is important is that the wedding photographer has backup equipment incase something does happen.

Price

Price is obviously an important factor when choosing your wedding photography. Heck it’s an important part of your entire wedding. What I always try to recommend to clients is to choose your top three things that are most important to your wedding. Go all out of those, and make everything else fit into the budget after. These three are different for everyone, but anyone can use these tactics.

So there you have it. I hope this helps those looking for a new wedding photographer. Scherle Photography has been in business since 2008, and has a passion to produce high quality artistic and timeless wedding photography.

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