How to choose a Wedding Photographer


How to find the best wedding photographer?

Want to choose the most appropiate photographer for your wedding? Be sure to check out these tips.

Why is choosing a wedding photographer so important? Is it worth investing your money in the photographic setting of your wedding? How to choose a photographer who will meet our expectations and make us remember our special day for years? Surely you, as a future bride and groom, ask yourself these questions. You consider what it is worth spending the funds you have collected on, and what attractions are definitely worth letting go of. Relax. It’s only natural that you want to make the best possible choice. I am convinced that after reading a few tips from an experienced photographer, you will be able to freely and without major obstacles choose a service provider for your wedding. Read carefully and do not skip any paragraphs. Ready to choose the best wedding photographer? Then we start.

1.The earlier you start your search for a good wedding photographer, the better.

Waiting times for some wedding service providers can be really long. Some people can have their calendars filled for a year or two ahead. If you want to have a sensational memories from your wedding that you will remember for years – you just have to deal with this topic much faster.
It is worth starting the search when your preparations for the wedding have just started. Of course, it should be remembered here that the most important issue will be the date of your celebration. A good practice is to make a few phone calls to the service providers you would like to have at your wedding and ask about available dates. This is primarily about the wedding hall, the band or DJ and, of course, the wedding photographer.

The date you choose will not wait forever. If you have already made a decision about the wedding and the reception, you need to book your dream organizers as soon as possible. Thanks to this, you can be sure that your wedding will be like a dream.
What to focus on when looking for that good wedding photographer? What questions to ask and what not to get caught up in? After reading my few words, you will surely know what steps to take on the way to a perfect wedding photography.

We often forget that the quality of the work of a good and experienced wedding photographer is a considerable price. This is related not only to the number of photos taken by the photographer and the time spent on processing, but also to the experience he has and the reputation of the service provider himself. Is it worth saving on the services of a photographer at your wedding? How to choose this perfect offer and not go bankrupt?

Depending on how long the wedding photographer is to be with you on this important day and how many photos he will ultimately have to give you, the prices for his entire service will depend. It is obvious that the reportage will be much more expensive, which will start at the house of the bride and groom and will end late at night. The cheaper version is a few shots from the church, photos with guests and a few photos from the wedding itself. You and your future husband need to decide what you want most. Then ask for an offer and more, but we’ll get to that later in our text.

2. A budget for a wedding photographer is essential.

Will choosing the cheapest photographer be a good solution? Basically, the answer to this question is: Not always. It may turn out that a budget photographer who is just starting his career will take phenomenal photos that you will be really happy with. As a rule, however, professionals you can count on know their price and believe me that it is high. They are aware of how much work they put into their skills, so you also pay for the certainty of phenomenal effects and wonderful memories for many years.

3. Does shooting style matter? A few words about the aesthetics of a wedding photographer.

When looking for that perfect wedding photographer, you have surely decided to browse through the photo galleries from other ceremonies or weddings. This is a very important step and should not be skipped. It is very likely that most of the galleries you browsed did not catch your attention at all. However, there will be a photographer whose photos will grab you right away. Something will attract you to his work, but you won’t quite know what it is. Why will some photos delight you and others not at all? What is the snag and why is it worth following your heart in this case?

Every photographer has their own developed style. Some decide to capture the most valuable and fleeting moments. Others meticulously document the smallest blink of an eye of the newlyweds. There will also be photographers who, for example, process photos, extracting mainly warm colors from them.

A popular and increasingly used procedure is the creation of black and white photos, adding even greater solemnity to, for example, a wedding ceremony or the first kiss as husband and wife. I could list styles for hours, because how many service providers – so many types. That is why it is worth following what our heart tells us here. Don’t try to convince yourself of something that doesn’t agree with you at all.
Do you really need to pay attention to the style of your photos? Why worry about such a trifle when so many urgent matters are screaming around? Remember that wedding reportage usually only happens once in a lifetime. When in a few or a dozen or so years you come back with memories to that day, you will surely want to remember it with joy. Photos taken in the aesthetics that you like will make the evocation of the wedding and wedding reception an almost fairy-tale experience.

Your best friend got married a year ago and she praises the photographer she had at her wedding? Friends recommend you a wedding photographer who is an outstanding specialist and his photos are breathtaking? Before you implicitly trust the recommendations of your loved ones, you must realize that referrals are not always the right choice. Why do you need to be careful with recommended wedding photographers? Should you rely on the opinion of your loved ones at all when choosing your service provider? I’ll try to make it as simple as possible for you.

4. Recommended wedding photographer - Is it always the best choice?

Before you decide on a wedding photographer recommended by friends , check his portfolio first.

All the rules listed above apply in this case as well. Conversation, meeting and decision whether you really like the aesthetics of the photographer’s photos are very important aspects of choosing a service provider. If you decide to skip them just because someone recommended this particular photographer to you —- you may be really disappointed.
But how? So the recommended photographer may turn out to be the wrong choice? Maybe, but it doesn’t have to. It all depends on how you approach the choice of your wedding photographer. Just treat him as a potential candidate for a service provider. Only when each of the aspects suits you —- you can proceed to making decisions. Then the recommendations of your friends will confirm that you have made the right choice. And you? You will sleep peacefully and wait with a warm heart for this special day in your life.

10 questions you need to ask a wedding photographer before you choose one

The photographer knows how to present himself in the best light. He will guarantee you that he will make your dream setting, and the memories of that day will stay with you for a long time. How can you make sure you’re making the right choice? Is there anything you should know before signing a contract with a wedding photographer? Here is a list of 10 questions. Thanks to them, you will dispel your doubts and reassure yourself as to the choice of your dream wedding photographer.

This is what you just have to ask:
1. How long have you been a photographer?
2. Do you only photograph weddings? Or maybe you also do other kind of photography?
3. What does the reportage look like? What packages do you offer?
4. How many photos will we receive? In what form will we receive the report? (flash drive, printed photos, others)
5. Will we be able to send, copy and duplicate the photos we receive from you as many times as we want?
6. Do you edit your photos?
7. Will we take such a photo (prepare sample photos that you would like the photographer to take for you)
8. What does the booking look like? Do we pay an advance?
9. What if you get sick just before the wedding day?
10. How is your cooperation with the cameraman?

This is an open list. This means there is no end to it and it’s really up to you and your future husband how many questions you ask your perfect wedding photographer. Remember not to be afraid to ask about anything that interests, worries or puzzles you. You have a unique opportunity to thoroughly check your ideal wedding photographer.

Is choosing a wedding photographer really that difficult? What should you pay attention to when choosing your dream photographer? What to ask at a meeting so that you don’t come out green? I am sure you already know the answers to these questions. If you have carefully read my tips, you will have no problem choosing this one and only service provider.

First of all, taught by experience, I wanted to make it easier for you to find a photographer. I am perfectly aware that there are so many things to do during the preparations for the wedding and reception that you often leave the choice of a photographer or even a team to the last minute. Meanwhile, you will not be able to repeat these special moments. That’s why you need someone to capture them for you. However, it’s not about taking pictures quickly and leaving. A wedding photographer should know which moments are worth capturing and which are not necessary. A person with experience, proven and trusted will make one of the most beautiful gifts for you. It will give immortalized moments from the most beautiful day in your life.

Now you know how to choose the best photographer for your wedding!

Try to at least discuss the most important issues. Then it will be much easier for you to choose. I wish you, above all, that this day will be like a fairy tale for you  and your wedding photographer captured joy, love and even tears of emotion. I encourage you to see my portfolio. Perhaps I will have the pleasure of seeing you on a dream day from behind the camera lens? 

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Félix de Vega

tel. +48 511 579 346

Warsaw |  Poland

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