1. Level Of Professionalism
It is important the photographer you choose conducts themselves in a professional manner. One of the main things to check is the attire they wear during photoshoots and the manner in which they approach you.
2. Photographer’s Personality
Keep this in mind throughout when searching for a wedding photographer: The wedding is your day – not the photographers!
It is a day for you to have lots of fun and a good time. The right photographer will be friendly enough to make you smile. They should be able to sense the mood of your guests and consequently, allow pictures look more natural and relaxed.
You can test them out by having a pre-wedding photo shoot. Apart from understanding your photographer, it will be a time for the wedding photographer to understand you and how you feel in front of the camera.
3. Request To See Portfolio
What is the most beautiful picture in the world? While you may have the answer, another person will answer differently.
Any good wedding photographer will have a decent portfolio; however, make sure it matches your vision. One crucial question to ask yourself is, does their style and creativity reflect your own?
4. Interview Your Potentials
A good photographer will know how to capture the best of everything; from the couple to their guests and also be able to select the finest light and setting for the photographs.
Your ideal candidate will know how to create occasions and scenarios that will create appealing and fun images. Always remember that your photographer’s idea of fun may not be the same as yours.
5. Ask for Backup
Your photographer must have backup plans and equipment for their originals. What if a camera stops working or they get ill on the D-day? What options do they have if the weather is bad?
6. Review Potential Packages
Wedding photographers offer various packages that range in prices. Make sure you review the packages carefully so you know exactly what is included. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
7. Review Contract Details
Read the contract very carefully and make sure it includes everything you agreed upon. If something is missing then get the contract amended. DO NOT agree to anything verbally.