Although most people have attended a wedding, that doesn’t mean that they will know the process when it’s their turn to go down the aisle. Below is a step by step guide on the process of hiring a wedding photographer.
1. Hiring a wedding photographer.
This can be a daunting task even for someone who follows hundreds of wedding photographers blogs. The process of elimination is often the process, start with no more than five wedding photographers that you really like. They can be in several different price brackets at this point. Begin communicating with them choose three you want to meet with in person. The wedding photographer you meet in person is huge step because the photographer will be with you the entire day and you want someone not only competent in wedding photography but someone you know you can get along with and wont mind having around. Then choose the person you felt most comfortable
2. Choosing a package
The chosen photographer at the meeting can discuss the type of coverage they offer, and what kind of coverage you will need. Wedding photographer typical day is eight hours just like any other professionals work day. That said often 10 hours of coverage is needed in order to begin with the bridal preparation and end well into the reception. Your wedding photographer should help you decide if you would like a wedding album (recommended so that your memories are secure in print and digitally) and they should talk you through if they give you the rights to the wedding images or if they keep the digital files and of course discuss the type of shots you would like if you have a preference.
3. What happens after the wedding?
The wedding photographer hopefully explained how they work already in your meeting or in an email. After the wedding many wedding photographers will edit a photographers favourite sets within several days and send you an email as well as post them to their blog/FB sites. Have a chat with them about their process for culling down the set of final images. It is very important part of a wedding photographers job to edit through and choose the best photos as we have the ability to process thousands of high-resolution images but it is often overwhelming for you the bride to process through that many which is why it is important that we are presenting only the best one of each of the images taken on the wedding day.
Each photographer will look for different things on a wedding day, and each wedding photographer will have a unique style but will follow a professional and meticulous formula for getting the wedding photos from the day to final print.