While for the romantic a wedding is the most important of all events, for us, the average, it comes as a whole lot of running around. So we rely on the recommendations of our friends and family for choosing the baker, the catering services or the florist and the decorator (even if we don’t like their outputs, we can ask them to change) but regarding the wedding photographers? Well, lost moments can never be gained back!
Choosing correctly the wedding photographers is one hell of a task; no, it’s not that you need to be a wedding photography pro (you could have been one, in hat case) to judge, but because their job is to capture the moments that can be relished for a lifetime. So, wedding photographers need to be the converging points of logic, aesthetics, presence of mind and technicality and seldom all these qualities come in equal proportions in a same package. For those it does, it may cost a few thousands of dollars; therefore, you need to strike the fine balance between skill and extravagancy. Question remains, how?
Tips on choosing affordable wedding photographer
- Know what you want. Being more specific on your demands (including the turnaround time) shall help wedding photographers know what to deliver; only the one good in his job shall spring forth while the ones not-so-good shall back off.
- To a model his/her portfolio; to the wedding photographers, it’s a complete set of photos from a wedding. Going through an entire set of such photographs (a complete wedding shoot) shall allow you to judge a wedding photographer’s consistency. That way, you shall be able to view his best photos as well as his worst, which should be at an acceptable level at the minimum. And make sure the photos are from an actual wedding and not from a made-up photo shoot.
- Though negatives do not make an essential part of a wedding photography package, but it’s price stays included. Despite the trend that makes these negatives the sole property of wedding photographers, some do part with them in exchange for cash. But that’s after you have made all your re-orders; an easy way out here is to obtain a certain number of copies right at first and then go for the negatives.
We can expect that from reading the above points, you have learnt the way to choose the best ones from the given range of wedding photographers. Now, it’s up to you to compare between their charges and turn your dream of hiring an affordable wedding photographer a reality. No wait, we haven’t yet mentioned that there are a handful who provide photographing at extra locations a complimentary service; if you can find one who also adheres to the above clauses, there shall be no doubt that you have found for yourself a really good and affordable wedding photography expert.