Wedding photographers can make your wedding day special, and provide you with beautiful memories to have and hold long into the future. There are several things to consider when choosing the person to make your memories. Here’s a look at just a few of them.
First, there are different photography styles. You can get an idea of the photographer’s style (and talent) by looking at his or her portfolio. They should definitely have a website for you to look through, and have sample albums when you meet.
Most photographers use several different styles when creating a wedding album. One of the most popular is the portrait style, but contemporary styles are now becoming the norm. This type of photography mixes traditional portraits with beautiful moments throughout the wedding day. Just make sure that they don’t forget to do your formal portraits!
You will of course have portraits of the bride and groom with bridal party, but other groups or individuals are often included in the portraits. Examples of portrait photos include the bride alone, the groom and best man, the bride and her bridesmaids, the parents of the bride and groom, etc. Many of these can be done before the ceremony if you have time.
You can also choose a style for the portraits when you have them printed. Popular styles include black-and-white or sepia for an old fashioned, but elegant look. With some editing, a photographer can add or subtract color to draw attention to specific areas of interest if that is something you are looking for.
Candid shots, especially in the photojournalistic style, are another type of photography that most people like. These types of shots are taken by the photographer during the wedding and the reception. They are un-posed shots that happen quickly, and don’t happen again. So, it takes a bit of talent to catch them on film.
Candid shots may include action photos, such as a picture of the bride and groom’s first dance. Other examples might include the bride tossing the bouquet or a picture of the mother-of-the-bride wiping a tear from her eye. Since these are unplanned moments, a good wedding photographer is always ready.
Being a penny-pincher when it comes to your wedding photographs is not a good idea, as these are the memories you will have long after the actual day. Plus, the day often goes by in such a blur that it is hard to remember much more than the look on your new spouse’s face when they saw you at the ceremony. However, the photographer should be able to give you an idea up front of how much the wedding packages will cost, as well as the cost of any additional items.
Fees can vary according to the style and print types you choose. For example, black and white prints or metallic prints can often cost more than color, but it depends on the photographer. You don’t necessarily have to get your prints from the photographer, but they can make prints that look much better on higher quality paper that can’t be found at the local drugstore.
These days, most wedding photographers offer packages that include a set of dvd’s so that you can always have access to your pictures, and can save them to do what you would like for the future.