Hiring wedding photographers for your special day isn’t always easy. You can meet a lot of potential photographers but still have trouble deciding which one is a right fit. It’s not always easy to choose, especially considering what’s at stake: precious memories you’ll cherish forever. Therefore, it’s important to know the photographer well.
Here are four questions you should be asking wedding photographers:
What’s the rate and how many photos do I get for it?
This is an important question you should ask before anything else. Most wedding photographers can deliver about 100 photos for each wedding, but it can vary depending on the deal. Some couples want more photos, some couples may want less.
It’s better to talk about the details of your photography package, as opposed to being surprised when you see the final product. A photographer will usually have package deals with fixed rates, so you can have options to choose from.
Can you do a specific style of photography?
Since it is a very special day, most couples have planned the event down to the small details. This includes the photography style. Some may prefer clean photos as they appear more natural and works best with a classic theme. Others prefer high contrast photos to really make the colours pop on camera – best suited for a contemporary wedding.
Note that a photographer may specialise in a specific style and that not all photographers can do every style well. This means you should be looking for one who specialises in a style that you want to see in your photographs.
Do you do shoot and burns or same day edits?
A shoot and burn – also referred to as same day edit – is when a photographer burns the wedding photos straight into a CD after the event. This means that they won’t be processed anymore. Bad lighting, out of focus photos and unflattering angles will not be corrected. This is great if you’re confident in the photographer, but not if you want some Photoshop done to the photos.
Finding good wedding photographers for your ceremony can be a daunting task. If you still need help deciding, Devotion Image can provide professionals to fit your needs. See http://www.devotionimage.com.au/