Find the Right Wedding Photographer
The photos on your wedding day are crucial because they will last for a lifetime—they have to be perfect, and every detail must be captured. After all, you only get married once, and this is a huge milestone in your life. The task to find the right wedding photographer may feel a bit overwhelming for soon-to-wed couples because of the many choices available, so I hope I can help out!
5 Tips to Help You Find the Right Wedding Photographer
If you are in the process of choosing a photographer for your big day, here’s a simple guide to help you hire the best one that will suit your needs:
Consider Your Style
It’s your wedding, so you need to consider the style of photos you want to achieve on the day. You might want something fun and quirky, or perhaps something relaxing and more intimate as you dance with your partner. You can check out our portfolio to get some ideas of the styles we can produce for you. As you browse through photography styles, narrow your list of photographers that match your taste.
Look Into The Photographer’s Experience
A photographer may have years of photography experience but have only started capturing weddings, or maybe they are just starting out? It’s essential that you hire a photographer who has years of experience in a wedding setting.
Their experience is instrumental in achieving the images that you want because it’s extremely useful in high-pressure situations like weddings. If a photographer doesn’t have a lot of experience in weddings, they may end up feeling overwhelmed in the “chaos” behind-the-scenes just to capture moments of your big day.
Read Customer Reviews
After narrowing down your prospective list of wedding phtoographers, you still need to know what clients say about them to get an idea on their service and work ethics. For this reason, you need to take some time to read reviews, and the easiest way to find reviews is online—whether on their website, social media, or other platforms.
Likewise, keep in mind that there’s nothing wrong with asking for referrals directly from the photographer, but online reviews on platforms that cannot be surated by the photographer tend to be more reliable to get a better idea.
By reading reviews, you get a firmer grasp on the service you will receive. There is an organisation called ABIA that has wedding vendors rated not just on the product produced, but also the clients experience with them, so have a look at the reviews posted there along with the usual sources like Facebook or Google.
Guarantee Consistent Quality
At this stage, you’re almost about to hire a photographer—they have an excellent portfolio, years of experience, and positive reviews. However, you also need to check their level of consistency. You need to make sure the style you want will flow through the whole album––one that is filled with an album of stunning photos, not only one or two beautiful captures.
Make sure the quality of photos remains consistent all throughout the day as well. If you want to confirm this, you can ask for several wedding albums to check their consistency.
What I like to do is walk a prospective new wedding couple through a similar wedding I had covered in the past. That way a couple can imagine themselves in those photos much easier! To find the right wedding photographer you really need to check what it is exactly you’ll be recieveing as a result of their services.
Know Their Backup Plans
Every photographer must always have several back-ups when plans don’t go accordingly on a wedding day. Ask your photographer about their backup plans, such as if one of their staff is unwell, if the weather changes on the shoot and wedding day, or if there’s an emergency. By asking how they will handle delays and issues, you will be at ease or will want to reconsider your decision.
Being a registered business, being adequately insured and being a member of professional bodies can also help you make up your mind!
Always follow what your instinct tells you when you need to find the right wedding photographer for you. Although it’s crucial that you go through the factors we’ve listed above, you should also consider how you feel about the photographer as you interview them. Remember, you will want to be able to work with someone you know and will be comfortable with!
Are you looking for excellent wedding photographers in Australia? At Sven Studios, we will craft precious memories of your wedding day that will last a lifetime. We cover weddings in Adelaide, Darwin, Hobart and Canberra, and willing to travel wherever else we may be needed! Get in touch with us today to see how we can help!