A wedding might be one day, but photos last a lifetime! There are lots of elements that go into planning a wedding, and one that will have a lasting impact for years to come is which wedding photographer you hire. Your wedding photos will be how you remember and share your big day for years to come, so it’s important that you hire the right one. While you’ll probably have a number of questions for the photographer you end up going with before you hire anyone, here are some questions our wedding photographers suggest you ask yourself and your spouse.
What Style of Photography Do I Like?
Not all wedding photographers are the same. Photography is an art, which means that every photographer will have their own unique style. Consider what style of photographer aligns with your vision for the wedding day. Do you want something moody and romantic? Bright and clean? Artistic and creative? Serious and editorial? Once you know what style of wedding photography you like, you can better find a photographer that fits that aesthetic.
Does the Photographer Fit Within the Budget?
Keeping track of your wedding budget is extremely important. One area you absolutely don’t want to scrimp on is the photographer. As we mentioned, your wedding photos are going to be how you remember your big day for years, so you want to make sure you like them, and with photography, you get what you pay for. You want to make sure you budget enough for an experienced wedding photographer, but you also don’t want to go over budget and not have enough money for anything else.
Does the Photographer Have Relationships with Other Vendors?
While it’s not a necessity, it’s always great to hire a photographer that has experience working with your other wedding vendors, like your videographer, wedding coordinator, venue, and officiant. Having previous working relations will make your photographer’s job easier, and they’ll be more experienced working with various individuals and spaces, resulting in better photos!
What Type of Shots am I Looking For?
When thinking about how you want your wedding photos to end up, don’t just consider style but the type of shots you want as well. Are you a big fan of portraits, or do you gravitate to candid shots more? You’ll have your photographer for a set number of hours, and while wedding photographers will take all types of shots if you let them know you love action and candid shots, they can be sure to grab more of those.
Do I Feel Comfortable with Them?
Your comfort is not to be undervalued when hiring a wedding photographer. Most people aren’t used to being shot professionally, which can leave them feeling awkward and uncomfortable when the camera is turned on them. Hiring a photographer that you feel comfortable around and trust is key to getting relaxed, beautiful shots.
Are you looking for a wedding photographer for your big day? Contact AGI Studio today! Our team of experienced and talented photographers would love to shoot your wedding.