Minggu, 23 Oktober 2011

How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Photographer

His COMMITTED excited, and on a mission to find that special wedding photographer that will help you and your spouse to remember and relive the day he said, "I" .. If this sounds a bit like a game of making your mind after you're right. Of all the providers you choose to help make their fantastic wedding day, the photographer will spend all day with you. Think about it, your baker will bring the cake and leave to your florist delivers everything again and leave, your wedding planner will take care of you from time to time, but while the photographer will always be there recording every time. Once you realize this search and the "wedding photography" or "wedding photographer" on Google and find yourself looking at a list of between 2 to 12 million results. You do not have the time or desire to start clicking and searching through them all so here are ten questions to help you find your perfect wedding photographer.

1. You may not know what you want until you know what you want.

Because there is no exclusivity in the love and passion with others wedding portraits should reflect that uniqueness. As a result, it is necessary to understand and be able to articulate the style of photography that best suits you. This involves asking two questions:

a. What kind of movies do you and your girlfriend like to watch movies and what types you see yourself in? The film (s) you choose will give you an idea of ​​the feeling about all of the photographs is likely to want to have. If you like movies based family then you will love the pictures that have an emphasis on family and friends. On the other hand, if you like action romance, high drama or movies, then you might be more interested in photographers who are able to produce spectacular pictures that focus on you.

b. What magazines do you like seeing yourself in? Each magazine has a customer base demographics. And this is not by accident. Do you like the pictures of Vogue, GQ, Modern Bride, or W? Look through magazines and find images you would like to see himself and cut the pictures for future reference.

2. Search the web photographer

Because there are so many websites with only the best keywords to find what you want can be a daunting task so here are some ideas to make it a little easier. Use words that are specific to you about the kind of wedding photography you are looking for. You will also have to look in the words of which are getting married and / or where you want to find your photographer. Here are some ideas:

* [City] wedding photography
* [The city] wedding photographer (s)
* Wedding Photographer (s) in [City] [State]
* Wedding Photography in [City] [State]

These will give you a number of results to choose from. Each of these searches will give you a list of different photographers. You can also search advertising sites like http://www.atlantanbrides.com Wedding and [http://www.modernluxury.com/brides/atlanta]

These sites will give results more than enough to look through. Once you see a list from which to visit many sites as possible, but only to look at the photos. Its goal is to find a photographer with the photos you can see and be proud and excited to show your friends and family.

3. Photographer Website

The site is the gallery of personal wedding photographers of his best work. The purpose of visiting the web site is not only assess whether you like the style of the photographer, but also to get more aquatinted with the photographer as well. Once you click on the website then take some time to visit the "we" or "bio" of the website. Meet the photographer a bit. Once done wonders if it was someone who could make friends. You may want to make a list of photographers to compare. However, no matter how good or bad that the photos are, if you do not think you friends with the photographer after the photographer should probably not considered. While perusing the galleries began to write some notes about what you like about the photos, if you can see from the pictures, and if they refer others to the photographer. Do not be shy about his comments, be honest, as if watching his own photos. If you are not impressed with the photos and quickly move to the next page. Never stay at a site longer than necessary. ** Remember to resist the temptation to look at the prices or unrelated categories like children's portrait and / or pictures of senior year, while in the website. You are on a mission so always remember to stay on task. Once it was determined that as the photos on the website, bookmark that site and move to the next. You, your best friend, and his nemesis If you really trust my "first impression" in a decision so important? I can only answer a resounding "YES". Our "intuition" is typically comprised of knowledge, past experiences, and perceptions of future events based on the knowledge learned. Make a great decision that will be a matter of research and personal experience. So take your time to learn and see as much as you can so that when it comes time to make this important decision is going to be excited and very confident that made this decision.

4 - Location, Location, Location

Believe it or not, not all photographers can produce artistic portraits in any given place. As a bride, you have to be honest with yourself and with your photographer about your expectations of photography for that day. You should always remember that you are hiring a photographer for a specific reason, to capture individual moments of that day so that those memories will never be forgotten. An important component of your day will be the location and venue for the meeting. You need to know the place photographic expectations and constraints. Here are some questions to ask your venue:

1) Does the site allow flash photography?

2) Is there a requirement of insurance?

2) Is there a time limit in any place that the photographer should know? (You can ask the seller of this issue and let the photographer know about this.)

3) Is there a place in the seat that you can not photograph? You need to know policies based on photographs and where they can and can not be taken.

4) Request the place if there is something that the photographer has to know you have not asked. (Phrase this issue as it did with the others.)

5) What was the worst violation of campus policies photo? (This will give you an idea of ​​its seriousness about its policies and what is important to them.) Be sure to bring these responses with the photographer during your meeting.


Ask your supplier of personal recommendations and see the photographer's website. Put the sites that best fit your style in the list of potential photographers.

When viewing web pages, ask yourself: -

* Does the photographer who has the capacity to adapt to their environment? (Is there a variety of photographs of a variety of places?)
* It is the creative photographer enough to be able to make high-quality pictures anywhere? (Is that the photographer creative in the approach?)
* It is the general character of the site something you like? (Would you be sure to recommend to a friend at the same site for its advice and recommendations to the photographers)

The quality of professional wedding photographers know how to use their surroundings as a backdrop for romantic portraits. If you are having a candlelight wedding photographer will then have the equipment to properly expose for the setting of extremely low light. If you are getting married on the beach, then the photographer will need equipment and expertise to ensure that the sun not the power of her beautiful dress and a smile.

5 - Free book in advance as soon as possible !!!!!

The key here is to make sure you are happy and comfortable with your photographer. You never want to choose and decide on a photographer for lack of time or pressure of the photographers, friends or family. Give a little time and space. This is really up to you. You need to feel comfortable and confident with your decision. Once you feel comfortable and confident decision after signing the contract and be happy that this decision is out of the way.

6 - Call or contact your point of view Professional Photographer

Once you have a list of photographers then start calling! When you talk with your photographer perspective, for the first time there are some things you may want to consider. Let the photographer know you've seen his website and are impressed with what you have seen and would like to ask some questions that were not covered in the website. When talking with a photographer has to be seen as an interview. Remember, you are hiring a professional to do a job that can not be repeated. There are no "do-off" with photos of the wedding so try to meet photographers the best possible way.

Here are some things to consider:


You must approach this call as an interview. It is really to find out what this photographer is coming and decide whether to meet with the photographer in person.

* When the photographer answers the phone, how do you think? Happy? Sad? Annoying? O happy to talk with you? Remember, you are calling the photographers business phone. The photographer knows who is calling for a business reason. [There is no excuse for the photographer to meet anyone who is not happy and glad to speak with you.]
* Ask open-ended questions like: What do you like about weddings, how long has photographed weddings, which he started in wedding photography.
* Ask all the questions you can think about your personality and wedding photography career.
* Ask about availability of the date and place of the wedding and reception.
* How long has the photographer been in business?
* What makes the best wedding photographer like to photograph?
* Are you a photographer full time or part time? (The purpose of this question is still just to see who this person is.)

Aspects to consider: When making the appointment that the photographer knows where you live and the hours they are able to meet. Also know what place where the photographer is coming from then ask the photographer to be a good place to meet in the middle. You want to listen to see if the photographer is flexible enough to get out of your / your way. If the photographer is unable to meet with you on the dates you have given then the photographer should offer some suggestions to help the two of you after the interview, if you're happy and your intuition says yes, then do an appointment.

WORD OF CAUTION: Professional photographers make their living on providing photographic services and no phone call. The photographer may have a "strong impulse" to meet them in person. This is not bad! The bad thing is the way we urge you to make an appointment. The photographer must talk with you and help you make the best decision possible photo. Be careful if the photographer is denied (tone or verbal) to answer questions and want to quickly set up an appointment. However, if the photographer is open to you and offers tips and questions about what you want, then the photographer has already decided that you are a good match for them and want to make an appointment with you. As always, if you feel comfortable, then make an appointment. Since there are more photographers than it could meet in a year is important to set appointments only 3-4 photographers. You may want to spend four hours of each session. This takes into account travel back and forth and talk to the photographer. You can see then that if you're not careful you could end up making the search for a photographer of his new job full time.

7 - packages, collections, INVESTMENTS

So far we have talked about the process of getting the best photographer for your wedding, but have not even touched the issue of what is really going to get at the end of the day. Some photographers call the content of what you get packages, collections, investments, or a commission to supply you with your wedding photos a day. Surprisingly, most photographers offer the same content as other pictures. The important thing is getting what you would like to have for the future and not what you think you need now. You want an album by the story you want to show their families and grandchildren in the future. Slide shows are nice because you can have stereo to the photos inheritance. Digital negatives and reprints: Reprints Some photographers will sell directly to you. This means you only receive copies of your wedding day (this is independent of its disk) when you pay the photographer for them. These prices vary depending on the size of the footprints and the number you requested. Other photographers to create a combination package where you get a CD / DVD featuring a limited or unlimited number of photos. You may be able to make use of these photos on your own or you may be able to see on a computer and email them with no option to make your own reprints. Albums: Albums, albums and albums! As the wedding industry grows, more and more companies are offering drives making it important to see a disk model you choose. It is important to see the disk model because two photographers can use names similar to the albums at the end are not so similar.

Questions about the album you should ask:

1 - How many pages are on the album?

2 - What options do I have on the album?

3 - On average, how many photos fit on the disc? Some photographers offer other products, but the main thing you want to consider is what you are looking for. Do you want to have plenty of copies to give away and a great album to show your friends and family, or looking for something small, like an album the day? These are questions that you will consider carefully. Whatever your choice, make sure there is clear communication between you and your photographer.

8 - Contracts: Who needs them?

A friend once told me that "has contracts to friends of friends and enemies to kill each other." Due to the nature of the service is asking the photographer is very important that you get everything agreed in writing. Make sure the type of album, number of pages, and the amount of time that is required of you is a photographer in writing. The reason this is important is because if something were to go wrong, then it may be considered in court. Contracts to keep people a little more honest than if I had one. Personally, I go about everything in the contract before signing the contract. In this way, everyone understands what is happening and communicating what is expected is clear.


The photographer should interview like everything to be interviewing photographers. As stated before, "not everyone is for all" applies here too. The photographer should ask questions that identify your personality and the personality of your relationship with your boyfriend. I always ask questions such as:

1 - When the two met?

2 - How long before the date that engaged?

3 - What is the most important detail in your wedding you most excited about?

4 - Is the place you have chosen really important to you?

The photographer has to ask questions that will tell a little about the couple and what is important to them. If the photographer does not know what is important to you, then the photographer will most likely not photograph it is important to you. This most likely will result in not completely satisfied with your final product. In short, the photographer should have a good idea who the couple and what is important to them.

10 - The last question you should ask yourself.

What is your first impression? Remember that the decisions you make can not be based on what I thought was true or what he hopes is true. The best answer I can make about the decision is based on the information we have now. In short, consider your instincts, remember what you want from the photographer and the photographer produces stylish, and have a good time choosing the best photographer to photograph him.

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