How to choose a wedding photographer? It’s a very important question. Your wedding photographs are the only tangible memories of your wedding day, so choosing a perfect wedding photographer who is able to capture the essence of your day is paramount.
Why we even talk about this? Because photographers are very important to our work as well. They capture not only you and wonderful details of your wedding but your wedding florals as well. Therefore eventually we get to connect with them and ask for some professional shots of florals for our portfolio. I would say that we work with photographers longer then with any other wedding vendor, and as a result we get to see many wedding photos of our beautiful couples. Unwillingly we get exposed to the captivating world of photography and those are some of the thoughts we thought you might find useful.
So, with so many great wedding photographers in the market, how do you know which wedding photographer to choose? Well, it all depends on your photography and design tastes as well as what approach you’d like your wedding photographer to take on your wedding day.
These are the 4 things to look for in a wedding photographer we recommend:
Look for a wedding photographer who has a positive, can-do attitude who listens to you and understands your vision. Chemistry is so key! This is also a reason why you should have an engagement session. You will be able to spend some time with your photographer and get to know their working style. The more at ease you feel during your wedding photo shoot, the better chance you have at creating beautiful wedding images together.
2. Consistent body of work.
Look for a wedding photographer who has a consistent body of work. Even if they come highly recommended, you should look for consistency of their aesthetics and overall quality of their coverage. Here at Mango Studios, we always send our couples real wedding galleries by their chosen photographer so they can see how consistently well they shoot. You want to be sure you’re getting an experienced photographer who is a real professional and is able to deliver wedding photographs you’re going to cherish for life.
3. Connect with their work.
One of the reasons why you’re drawn to one photographer or another is because you like their style. It’s important that you’re able to envision yourself and your loved ones in the photographer’s work. Do you see yourself in these photographs? Would you like to have similar photographs for yourself? Every photographer has their own unique vision and style, which includes their shooting and editing techniques. Don’t hire a wedding photographer and expect them to shoot like someone else’s work you’ve liked. Make sure your wedding photographer’s work is aligned with your personal style and taste. All of our all-star wedding photographers were hand-picked and trained to produce impeccable wedding photographs.
Word of mouth is a strong indicator of photographer’s reputation. If it’s possible, try to find several sources of referrals for a photographer you’re considering hiring. You can also check the Internet to see how often the photographer’s work is being published and printed. It’s a good sign that a photographer is producing great, quality work over the period of time, and not just once.
This is it! If a wedding photographer hits all of the five bullets, then you have yourself a wedding photographer who will surely deliver flawless wedding photographs to be cherished for generations to come.