The wedding date is set! Already, the excitement is building for your big day. You want amazing wedding photos. But the challenge feels daunting. You know your family shutterbug Uncle Ned is not who you had in mind. Chances are you have never hired a photographer before. So where do you start? You know you want to interview candidates, but what will you ask them? Here are some great helpful tips to keep in mind before booking your wedding photographer.
1. Are you full-time? When did you start shooting full-time?
The truth is most wedding photography operations are very fly by night. Photographers make their photography part-time with negligible photography experience. Do you believe your once-in-a-lifetime event should be on-the-job training for your photographer? I do not think so. Full-time photographers have made quite a lifetime investment of their energy, time and money to make valued and trusted services.
2. Why would you like to photograph weddings?
These questions help you to measure the photographer as a person and artist. Take stock of one's spirit and energy. Does he/she seem enthusiastic or kind of flat? People who love what they do have a tendency to be very good at what they do and work with them is always more fun and enjoyable.
Also, knowing a little about what makes the person tick is a good way to feel out what kind of a personality you may share with the photographer. After all, you will spend the whole day with your photographer, so do what you can to make sure the person you choose will be really happy to be there throughout the day.