Wedding Photographer

The day of your wedding is one that will stick in your memory for the rest of your natural life, so it's only natural that you would want to preserve the memory through some professional taken photographs. The operative word in that sentence is "professional", because there's nothing worse than getting your wedding portraits, and ceremony and reception photos taken and they come out poorly framed, over exposed, and blurry. Now you are stuck with only a flew fleeting selfies and accidental good angles to remember the most important day of your life by, and that's just completely unacceptable in our books. The following guide will give you some useful advice on finding the right photographer to shoot your wedding, so you will have images that you will be proud to look back on to remember your big day!

The first thing you need to do is research different styles of wedding photography. I know it might seem like a no-brainer at first--a picture's a picture, but actually there are a huge variety of styles, and each photographer has their own unique style. There are three different main styles of wedding photography--traditional, balanced, and photojournalistic. A traditional photographer spends a lot of time organizing the couple in certain poses, and get shots in certain ways. A photojournalistic photographer goes for a more "candid" or "voyeuristic" look, and rarely ever ask their subjects to pose, if ever. A balanced photographer is a blend of both styles. Once you have identified what kind of photographer you'd like to utilize, that is when you can move on.

The next thing you need to do is establish a budget for yourself. Once you have your budget in mind, you can have a better idea of which photographers you should actually hire. You should filter out the photographers that are out of your range, but also don't go for the photographers that are too inexpensive to be true--because usually they are.

Now that you have all of the preliminary research and budgeting out of the way, it's time to actually begin your search. Start your search by asking around to friends and family members who have gotten married recently. Once you have established that list, look around for photographers and photography firms online and check their past work and online reviews.

Once you have contacted a photographer that seems to work for you, inquire about their packages. Get the specifics about what each of the packages contain, such as how many hours, how many photographers will be in attendance, how many proofs, how the images will be sent to you, and how long until the images are done. These are all important things to consider when hiring your wedding photographer.

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