It is your wedding day and this is one day where you want to capture as many memories as possible and have them all come out beautiful and heart-warming. It is very important that you choose the right person to help you capture these moments. Selecting a photographer is a bit trickier than selecting other vendors. With other vendors, you would usually have a case of what you see is what you get but it is the reverse with your photographer because with photographs, you do not know what you are getting until after you get it.
When selecting your photographer, what should you be looking for or consider before you make that choice?
Do You Have A Style?
Do you want candid photos that together tell you a story? These pictures are not planned or posed for, they are captured just as they happen in real time. For such a style, you would be better off with a photographer that leans towards the journalistic. Do you want classic photos that are planned and posed for? Do you want a mix of styles? You need to research on different photography styles, decide what you want and look for a photographer that can give you the results you desire.
Experience And Local Experience
Even though this article is specifically for those who are planning a beach wedding, the tips here could be used for any location. But this second tip is all important for you if you are having a beach wedding. You need to look for a photographer that has experience with shooting weddings that have been held near water. It is even important that you look for a photographer that has experience with your particular location. It is not enough to just get a beach photographer. You need that one that has local experience. There are some great ‘wedding by the sea’ photographers in Brighton that you could look up. If you are having a destination wedding, you may want to bring your own photographer whom you are more familiar with but this may not be the best decision.
This is even more important for weddings by the sea. Look for a photographer who will agree to a small shoot before the wedding. This would be helpful in helping you both understand factors like weather and light and determine if there are any tweaks or changes to be made before your big day.
Personality Of The Photographer
Your wedding photographer will be with you for the better part of the time during your wedding. You need someone with whom you would be very relaxed around and comfortable with. You cannot have someone who rubs on you the wrong way taking your pictures. You should spend as much time as you can in the company of photographers you are considering to see which one of them you are most comfortable with.
There are other factors to consider such as going through the wedding portfolios of the photographer, your budget and making a specific arrangement, you do not want to find out after the wedding that you can only get 10 printed pictures, before you eventually choose your photographer. You will be safe if you stick with the ‘points to consider’ mentioned in this article. Happy married life!