Is your wedding date drawing nearer? Then, you have a heap of tasks ahead like deciding on the theme, picking the wedding apparels, booking the venue and catering services, and the list goes on. And while it is true that each of these factors will play a crucial role in making your day special but there is another element which will make the cherished memories of your wedding come alive, when you look back on it after years.
This is precisely why choosing the right photographer is quintessential for a successful wedding. There are a number of wedding photographers in and around Sydney, who are absolutely outstanding in their work. However, if you are not cautious while choosing the right team, it can land you into great trouble and needless to say a lifelong regret.
So, here we have put together 3 major mistakes you must avoid while selecting your wedding photography team. Take a look.
Overstepping the Budget:
First of all, you have to keep in mind that a wedding involves a number of expenses so you certainly cannot overstep a particular department because otherwise, the rest of the elements have to be compromised. So, you should stick to your set budget when choosing a photography team for your wedding. Nowadays, there are several kinds of photography packages which involve different kinds of payments like engagement shoots, pre-wedding shoots, grand exit, special effects etc. Moreover, you should not blindly choose one before comparing the prices in the market.
Ignoring the Past Work:
Photography is one department whose quality cannot be checked before the D-day. But the only way you can ensure to a certain extent that your wedding memories will be captured perfectly is by going through the past work of the photographer. So, never hire a team without checking the samples of their prior projects. Take some time out to visit their website, portfolio, social media pages and sample albums to evaluate the pictures based on technique, lighting and colour balance, composition, presentation etc, and also read about the client feedbacks and experiences.
Neglecting the Personality of the Photographer:
The vision of the wedding photographer should match yours because only then, will you be able to create perfect compositions. Therefore, it is important for you to check if the photographer’s taste and preferences are similar to yours. Meet him or her in person so that you can discuss your ideas and requirements. He might have a few inputs and suggestions which can further enhance your ideas too. See, whether both of your thought processes are on the same line or not. Also, if you don’t pay attention to his personality and nature, you might face serious embarrassment and a lot of unnecessary hassle on the wedding day because a photographer’s role will not only be limited to clicking the couple’s photos. He or she will also have to deal with other guests and take their snaps as well. If he or she is not polite or lacks the skills to cajole everyone to pose properly, the moment might be completely ruined.
So, what are you still thinking? Note them down now. And keep them in mind when you start choosing the photographer for your wedding.
Owen Woo, a wedding planner, and blogger, here writes about the common mistakes to avoid while choosing the right wedding photographer.