A wedding is one of the most important days in anyone’s life. Whether you are looking for a wedding photographer in Utah, California, New Hampshire, or elsewhere, quality is key when it comes to your wedding photographs. Being extremely frugal I don’t advocate spending a lot of money on a wedding. However, my greatest regret is not spending the money on professional photography. I had a very small beach wedding and the pictures were taken by the few family members who attended. Fast forward to a computer crash and I have two not-so-great pictures left of my wedding day. Most people don’t consider me sentimental, nevertheless it is disheartening not to have quality pictures of that special day.
I would recommend to anyone who is getting married not only to spend the money on a professional photographer, but also make sure you research to find a photographer that will take pictures you and your spouse will love and cherish the rest of your lives. How do you find the right person for the job?
Personality-Set up a meeting and make sure you and your photographers’ personalities are compatible. You and your spouse should be comfortable around him or her. Many people choose to have engagement photos taken. This will allow you to build a rapport with your photographer and to make sure their style works for you.
Portfolio-Ask to see the photographer’s portfolio. You want to see pictures of several weddings they have shot. Style is important as well. In addition to traditional photos, many people want artistic, creative, and/or vintage photos. Most important of all, the photographer should capture the emotion of your special day.
Price- If you really love the photographer’s work but can’t afford the photos, perhaps you can compromise. Don’t lose out on a great photographer who does quality work. Talk with the photographer in detail before the big day. A good photographer will help you find a photography package within your budget.
Quality is key; be sure and do your homework and hire the right person for the job. After all, you only have one chance to capture the laughter, tears, and excitement that take place on your wedding day.