When you're knee-deep in wedding planning, you probably feel overwhelmed with booking so many different kinds of vendors. When it comes to your photographer, how do you pick the best for your wedding when there are so many options out there? Here are the best tips we've got...
Work Within Your Budget
This one may seem pretty obvious, but it really is the biggest reason you may or may not choose a photographer. Make sure you lay out your budget from the beginning for each vendor, not just your budget for the wedding as a whole. Also, make sure everyone involved in the decision-making process agrees with each vendor budget! For example, the bride may want to spend more on a florist, but the groom thinks the dj is a higher priority for budget. If you can come to a compromise on every vendor and choose a budget for each, it can end up being easier to select one at the end of the day.
Match Your Style
You can find a quality photographer in any budget range. The next tip we have is choosing an editing style. After your wedding day has come to an end, one of the few things you get to take home with you are your photos. So make sure these are in a style that you'll want to put on display everywhere! A few common photography styles include light & airy, dark & moody, black & white, and HDR.
Meet Up With Your Potential Photographer
Set up a time to meet with your top 2-3 photographers! Treat this kind of like an interview. Make sure this person or team meshes well with your personality and shares your vision!
Do Your Research
Check out their social media accounts. Do they post flattering photos of brides? Do they respond in a friendly way to comments? What about their website? Do they have lots of package pricing options? Do they have helpful tips for brides? Look at reviews too! Make sure this is a photography team you'd trust with the best day of your life.