The shopping process begins with not only the photographer’s style but yours too. The key to a successful shopping experience is to understand that a photographer is an artist. Just like all artists and designers, they have a particular style. So if you love their style of shooting the way you see it displayed, then you’ll most likely love the finished product from your wedding day. Consider choosing a photographer like shopping for anything else, it is largely based on first impressions and feelings. Does his or her style appeal to your senses? Do you light up with excitement when looking at their work? Can you see yourself in their images? Does your style fit with theirs? If the answers to these questions are all yes then you have found a potential candidate to photograph your wedding.
I’ve collected a variety of flashes over the years and all will provide useful light. One of the least powerful flashes I have, an old manual model, still sees regular use as a background fill light for some portraiture work.
Your photographer must be flexible in order to get along with all kinds of guests and wedding suppliers. He should be able to help guests overcome their shyness when posing for pictures. The photographer should also coordinate with other suppliers to achieve work harmony.
Family and friends should also never be in charge of photography duties. Whether they are a professional or amateur photographer who ends up with pretty good photos now and then, they want to enjoy your special day and not be burdened by all the responsibility of being the wedding photographer in essex. And even if they’re willing to do it, you want to ensure that your pictures are taken by a professional, because these pictures will last forever. If something happens and the pictures taken by that friend of family member don’t turn out, what would this do to your relationship with them?
Make a list of the pictures you want. Be specific. List who, what, when and where on your list. If you want a picture of the bouquet by itself. Be specific.
Do not neglect asking any of the question above. You will be amazed at the differences in answers and will soon see why there is a huge difference in pricing. I have known many couples who were surprised to find someone else at their wedding as the photographer because they forgot to ask question 7. Do not assume anything and get everything in writing.
The best way to keep the wedding reception cost down is to keep the amount of guests to a minimum. Be aware of how much each guest is going to cost and consider who you could do without. A wedding reception with your closest friends and family is going to be a more pleasurable event than a room full of strangers and you will save a fortune. Just think how nice it will be when you are looking through your wedding photos in 20 years and you still know the people in them. Having no children at the wedding reception can also greatly reduce the numbers and save you a fortune.
However, most importantly make sure you have fun. If you are not happy yourself, how can you, being the wedding photographer efficiently capture the “happy moments” of the auspicious occasion?