Prepare for Your Wedding Consultation tips
The amount of time and thought you spend on every element of your wedding should be the same as what you put into choosing the ideal photographer. After all, these creatives are the ones capturing your special day and everything you’ve worked so hard to create.
If you are hiring a professional wedding photographer—which you should—it is essential to meet the person who will capture one of the most important days of your life. Doing so ensures both you and your photographer get along and can work together to get the beautiful shots you’re dreaming of!
Prepare for Your Wedding Consultation With These Easy Steps
We have put together some pointers below to help you prepare for your wedding consultation with your photographer:
Bring Along a Notepad
Make sure you have a pen and paper handy so you can go over what you have talked about. If you prefer taking digital notes, a digital notepad will work, too! It’s easy to let the excitement carry you away and cause a few or more details to slip through the cracks. Take plenty of notes so you can look over what you discussed, especially if you’ll be comparing different wedding photography packages.
Prepare to Potentially Put Some Money Down
If you end up falling in love with the photographer and want to secure them for your wedding date, prepare to potentially pay a deposit to secure their photography services. The best photgoraphers book out months or years in advance – so it’s best to lock whomever you like the best as soon as possible.
Outline a List of Questions
The consultation is the perfect time to ask all the questions you may be wondering. Bring them along with your notepad so you cover all your bases.
Take the meeting as an opportunity to look over the photographer’s previous prints, albums, and canvases. This may prompt new questions and ideas you hadn’t considered before. You might even discover some styles and poses you didn’t add to your inspiration board before! Speaking of inspiration boards…
Build an Inspiration Board Ahead of Time
Is there an incredible shot you feel inspired by or a photography style you’d like to see in your wedding photos? Most couples do, which is why it’s valuable to build an inspiration board ahead of time. pintrest is purpose built for just such a list. This not only allows you to determine if they are a good fit for you but also lets the photographer get a sense of your personality and style.
Do not be scared to offer requests or recommendations. Most photographers enjoy working with couples that have a lot of unique ideas. That being said, keep in mind that photographers typically already have a distinct creative style. If you’re looking for light, dreamy wedding photos, someone who specializes in dramatic editorial-style shots may not be the best fit! You’ll get the best results if your vision is somewhat aligned with the styles they have worked with in the past.
Review the Photographer’s Full Portfolio
An excellent way of understanding your potential photographer’s wedding photography style is asking to see past weddings they have shot. Most photographers have an online portfolio, but some are also able to bring along wedding albums that will offer you a sense of how and what they shoot.
I personally try to show an entire wedding shot hopefully at the same wedding venue a couple is planning on holding their wedding at when I meet up with a new couple!
One last piece of advice: Do not be afraid to ask questions. You want to make sure you are hiring the best photographer for your wedding day. Inquire about the way they plan wedding shoot days, how they manage problems or handle cancellations, what equipment they use, and so on.
Are You Ready for Your Wedding Consultation?
If you have read your way down here to find wedding photography services in Adelaide, we have got you covered! Sven Studios can help capture the magic of your special day. Hopefully this list has helped you prepare for your wedding consultation, so schedule a consultation today to see if we’re the right fit for you!