How to choose a wedding photographer
by Roberta Pompeo
We work every day for giving you the most importantly suggestions and today we would give you some of the best wedding photography tips to help you succeed in taking the best wedding ceremony and family photos at your next event.
We work with the best photographers and are always looking for new talents to propose you.
For this reason, after choosing your venue and the day of your event, the other very important step you should think is about hiring your wedding photographer
TDT at this stage always suggest a list of professionals, based on your indications and you will have the opportunity to see their portfolios.
Pricing: don’t choose a photographer by time !
Therefore, many people think that asking for a quote for a limited time, 4 or 6 hours for example, they can saves money, but it doesn’t.
The photographer will commit that day for you in any case and he will not be able to do any more photo shoots on the same day anyway.
Timing: don’t forget that they’re business professionals!
Your wedding photographer should capture every detail of your big day. From your place card holders to your hair accessories and your makeup applications.
Besides, it’s your photographer’s responsibility to capture it all. This way, you don’t have to rely completely on memory.
Portfolio: do trust their insight!
Look through the portfolio of any photographer you’re considering. You don’t just be looking for examples of the weddings they’ve captured. You’ll also be looking at their different styles and approaches.
When you find the photos that resonate with you, you’ve found your style and photographer.
Style: do let be creative!
This will help you narrow down the selection of photographers.
Are you attracted to more traditional photography, posed images and pretty smiles starting at the camera? Do you prefer a documentary feel where the photographer goes unnoticed with no posed images? Is a candid style that captures the big emotions and little details to tell the story of the entire day your preference?
A professional photographer distinguishes all the subtleties of shooting a wedding.
They’ll know exactly when to photograph your groom as he first sees you walking down the aisle, how to achieve the perfect confetti shot, and what to do in the event of rain.
Because, a creative and flexible approach often results in the most breathtaking and brilliant wedding photographs.
Can’t you name your own style? Here’s a short guide
Fine art wedding photographers are actively creating art while capturing the story of your day. Every moment has the potential to turn into a photograph that could be a stand-alone piece in an art gallery.
The purpose of being a photojournalist is to unobtrusively capture the wedding day as a whole, not just the planned moments. Photojournalism got its start in newspapers, so remember that you won’t get the posed shots if you hire a true photojournalist. If you don’t like posing or staging, then hiring a photojournalist might be the perfect option for you.
A traditional photographer appreciates the staples of a wedding and will capture them for you with art and grace. You can expect a modern take on the posed photos in your grandparents’ wedding album. Traditional wedding photographers typically focus on capturing the details that are important to you, including family photos, décor, and other images that you might have on your shot list.
If you love the look of photography in magazines like Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar, then you might like your wedding to be photographed with a similar feeling. Editorial allows photographers to shoot creatively and over the top. Everything about the editorial look is dramatic, edgy and sexy.
Moody and Dark
A moody or VSCO-look means that your photographer edits their photos in such a way as to mimic film imagery. If you love bright, bold colors and want your photos to look exactly how you remember your wedding day (color-wise), then the moody style may not be for you.
Think of this style as more of a personality trait rather than a look. If you and your soon-to-be love to travel and explore and are looking for someone who will follow you wherever your wanderlust takes you, then finding a photographer who describes themselves as an adventurer is a must!
One important thing to know is that most photographers don’t just shoot one style. In fact, most photographers incorporate all of these styles into their work in some way or other. It makes it more fun for them and more interesting for their clients. So, keep that in mind when you start looking at portfolios!
Sam & Rayana Sacramento