5 Tips to choose the photographer for the D Day
Tastes of food will be forgotten after couple of days, Flowers used for Decoration will fade in a day, Make up wore out after few hours but Photographs taken on the wedding remain for life time. Selecting a photographer for the wedding is one of the most important decision of the day.That means careful research and selectiveness regarding professional skills, artistic style and personal style are extra-important when choosing your photographer.
1. What you want?
Before you begin researching photographers, you’ll need to first decide what type of photography style you prefer, as that will help determine which kind of photographer you’ll want shooting your wedding.
Candid / Documentary : Instead of a series of posed photos, these are candid or spontaneous pictures of people, decor and the action.With a purely photojournalistic photographer, you’ll very rarely see people staring at the camera—the photos capture the moments exactly as they happened, and together they tell a story.
Traditional / Conventional : If you prefer classic portraits (think: your parents’ wedding album), go with a traditional photographer who specializes in that style. These are posed shots of the two of you, your friends and family in front of various backdrops. While some photographers will pose subjects in more traditional spots (like infront of the mantapam) and in more formal poses, other photographers take portraiture to next step with more dramatic composition.
Often the Couple go with the package which includes both as the albums with the mixture of both would give more flair, more elegance and more royal look.
Do take time to go through every potential photographers work and review thier websites and blogs to understand thier style and flair. The design of the website will also give an idea about photgraphers personality and taste. Thier facebook/Instagram/twitter also gives a fair idea about the quality of the work they do.
3. Talk to them
Once you have a set of potential photograhers who provides quality as well as who suits your budget, do arrange the meet and meet the potential photographers personally as this is not a decision that can be made on looks alone. Be prepared to talk about your venue, your wedding style and what you envision for your photos.
4. Review with Critical Eye
When reviewing a photographer’s work, look for the key moments you want captured: Is the timing of the image is perfect, Also look for crispness of images, thoughtful compositions and good lighting. It’s also very important that you detect sensitivity in capturing people’s emotions; Make sure Photographs convey right emotions.
It is very important to have a bonding with your photographer.When they make suggestions, do they present them in a clear and respectful way or do their mannerisms put you off?. Above all go with the photographer who puts you at ease and doesn’t irritate you in any way. As they will be shadowing your every move,the more comfortable you both are with the photographer, the better the photos will be. Likewise, the photographer shouldn’t be offensive or annoying any guests, But should be happy to shoot them in best way possible.Photographer needs to be confident enough to seek out great moments, Persuade enough to get relaxed smiles and natural stances from guests, and calm enough to be a positive force.
Though its a tedious process, when you get it right, it would be one of the best decision you have ever made.