When planning any event such as your wedding, an engagement, fashion event or charity, once you have found the perfect venue, the next thing on your list will be to book photographer. The important thing is choosing a photographer that you feel comfortable with, as he or she will be recording the most precious moments of your day for you to remember and be proud.
Here are our top 6 tips to book photographer;
Tip 1: Use the internet – use the internet and search engines such as Google and Bing to find websites of relevant photographers. The internet is a great medium for photographers to showcase their work and some websites are actual directories such as www.prophotoseeker.com.au where you can find a list of top photographers in your city to suit you.
Tip 2: Draw up a shortlist – create a shortlist of three to four photographers whose work you like and make initial contact to check availability for your date, and book an appointment to visit their studio. If you use an online inquiry form always try to provide telephone number as well as email address as it’s always good to talk with the photographer and gives you an initial feel for their passion and personality!
Tip 3: View full weddings they have photographed – looking at a photographer’s portfolio is a good starting point, but remember it is the few examples that they consider their best and which they often spend the most time editing – it’s their shop window after all! Ask to view the photos from a recent wedding, which will give you a better indication of the consistent quality of their work, the photographers approach, the number of photographs you can expect and a better idea of what you can expect on your day. I’d stay clear of any photographer that doesn’t want to show you they’re work when you want to book photographer.
Tip 4: The photographers booking form and fee structure – always check a photographers booking form and fee structure for what their service will cover, any extras that may be payable for travel as well as Deposit and final installment arrangements which are all essential when managing your wedding and budgets for any event.
Tip 5: Don’t shop on price – Everyone has a budget and it’s important that couple’s don’t get carried away and over commit themselves. However, your photographs will be your one lasting memory from the day – after everyone’s enjoyed the flowers at the ceremony, the small detail and favors on the tables, eaten the meal and devoured the cake and danced the night away to your live band it’s the photographs that you, your family and guests can look at over and over and relive your day.
Excellent wedding photographs are taken and created by true artists and craftsmen with years of experience and dedication and as such do not come cheaply. Book photographer for a true professional artists using professional equipment will give you peace of mind, reliability and priceless memories.
Tip 6: Book photographer – Above all book the photographer whose work you love and who you know and feel you can trust to capture the most important day of your life in the way you want. Such trust will make your day flow so much easier and avoid any unnecessary stress.