Beautiful photographs tell the story too, don’t let your uncle play photographer on your wedding day, your photos are forever.
- Usually a Word of Mouth is a good place to start or you can either browse through the wedding website. Always ask for reference and contact them.
- Make sure you see your photographer portfolio which should contain a wide range of photos from one wedding and few from other weddings.
- Explain whether the photographer can use your pictures to advertise his/her work or not.
- Book ahead and pay a deposit so there is commitment for both parties.
- The style of pictures spontaneous and formal depends on you.
- Always discuss your ideas with the photographer; also check if you are in agreement with his or her suggestions. Make sure that he or she does their homework. It is imperative that the photographer visits the venue beforehand.
- Give the photographers a list of photos to be taken and of whom. Explain the idea of the photos you have in mind.
- Ensure that the photographer has someone available who can assist in identifying family members and make sure they cooperate.
- Explain how you want the images CD or memory stick and if you will want the raw images as some photographers might add an extra charge for this.
- Find out how soon you will get all your materials most photographers take about 6 to 8 weeks for image processing including any printing of canvases and photo books.
- Always make sure that your quotation includes extras such as travelling, an Album if the photographer will be compiling it in writing.
Family group shots should take not more than 30 minutes, do formal group shots after the ceremony preferable nearby so guest don’t get lost in the process.
- If you prefer bride and the groom shots in different place make sure that does not take more than one hour. The latest trend is to set aside a day for a Post wedding shoot
- Have Fun!