Today, we will be discussing what couples should know while hiring a professional wedding photographer for their wedding. So we would like to share a real-life experience of a couple we recently talked with. When a couple decided to get married two years ago, after being in a relationship for more than 1 years. To their surprise, their families were the most excited about the wedding. That was the first wedding in both families after many years. Nearing the wedding date, everybody in both the families started preparing for the wedding. They bought the jewelry and clothes three months prior to the date and the wedding venue was decided. Also, they gave the order for the wedding cards to print exactly two months before the wedding date.It was just three weeks left for the wedding, and then the couple realized they hadn’t selected the wedding photographer yet. They started running from people to people to find the best wedding photographer but in vain. Because many of the best photographers got booked months earlier to the wedding season. Finally, their friends suggested one.They contacted him and chose the package he offered and they were promised an wonderful wedding album as a part of the package. But on the contrary to the couple’s expectation, they received a wedding album with a lot of normal poses and a few irrelevant pictures. There were no candid photos or lively moments as the couples wished. Both of them felt really helpless about what had happened. And later they came to realize that it wouldn’t have happened if they hired the wedding photographer at least one month earlier. If they could give him a proper idea about how they wanted their wedding photography to be done, the result would have been much better. Keeping this example I think, it will be great if you get to know the common wedding photography mistakes. Check out the list of things couples should avoid while hiring a wedding photographer.Don’t go for quantity go for quality candid pictures.
We believe, it is always better to have a few of great memories of your wedding in your album than a hundred common pictures. Hence, regardless of your budget, choose quality over quantity of the Pictures. There are a lot of ways to find great photographers who work for small budgets as well. Make sure that you ask him to focus on capturing your best candid moments together and with your family rather than some unwanted clicks. You can choose a wedding photographer friend of yours, or go with someone your friends or relatives suggested to cover your wedding or someone you find on internet.
We recommended you to take your photographer to the venue before your wedding day. Otherwise, you can give him a clear picture of the venue via photos. As a matter of fact, this is one of the most common mistakes all couples do. Unless you have a clear idea of your wedding venue, your photographer might not get a good vision on how to plan your wedding photo shoot.Hiring the photographer without meeting him, in fact an understanding between the photographer and the couple is very important in creating great wedding photos. So it would be good if you meet your photographer in person before you decide to hire him. You can share your ideas with him so that he can conceptualize your wedding day in the most beautiful way. Obviously, it does make a lot of difference.