Photographs are the lasting reminder of your wedding day. They record the atmosphere of your wedding, your choice of dress, colors, venues and guests. They will be on display in your home, and the homes of the people who shared the day with you, or those who were unable to attend. They are a record of the most special day of your life for you to look back on with future generations.

How to choose your wedding photographer

In order to choose the perfect wedding photographer for you start by building a list of several wedding photographers. Asking friends and relatives for recommendations is a great way to begin. People who’ve had positive experiences with photographers are always happy to share their photographer’s names with you, and when you meet with the photographer, you’ll both have an immediate frame of reference from which to proceed.

When choosing a photographer for your wedding the first thing you have to have in mind is his experience. It is good to know that he has photographed other weddings, or that he is doing this for a living. You need to feel absolutely sure that the photographer you choose will capture the essence of your wedding and be able to make you and your guests look a million dollars.

Style is another important thing you need to think about. Every photographer has his or her own unique style. Look for a style of photography that is creative and “speaks” to you. A good wedding photographer should have the ability to really capture mood, emotion, and sentiment within his photographs in a very creative way. The shots shouldn’t just sit there; they should move you in some way. They should be creative enough to provoke a reaction within you.

It is advisable to begin shopping for a wedding photographer as soon as you become engaged. Take the time to visit several different photographers in their studios and examine wedding pictures they have taken in the past. Ensure that you are specifically shown samples of their wedding photography. Looking at pictures of babies, pets, or sunsets, although it may give you a hint about how creative he is, it won’t give you any indication of the photographer’s ability to take good wedding pictures!

Although you may not be a professional photographer yourself, you should know what type of camera and equipment your photographer would be using during your event. You may find that you are more particular about it than you think.
To be continued…

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