Weddings are complex events that need close monitoring to prevent foul-ups. Everything in a wedding; the food, the flowers, the cake, and the music will all go. What will remain are the photos taken. This makes it essential to prepare well for photos and make all necessary arrangements for it. You will have yourself to blame if along the way something goes wrong due to lack of adequate preparation. To prevent this, follow the tips provided below as a form of guidance.
The first step is to find the perfect photographer and to start the search early. The earlier you start the better. It is often advised to start as early as a year before your wedding by asking recent couples about the necessary steps, browse websites and blogs, and look at few galleries from each photographer so as to be able to make the right choice. As you review the photos, consider the moments you would want to be captured at your wedding. Did the photos in the gallery correspond to it? Also look at the captured moments in the photos to be sure that they fit into what you would like.
After getting the list of photographers you find suitable for your wedding, do a little comparison in terms of price and what people say about them. Although it is good to go for a lower price, always try to be realistic in your approach. After selecting the best photographer for your wedding, you can make an arrangement for an interview so as to familiarize yourself with the photographer. It is necessary for you to feel comfortable with this person because they will be capturing your every move on that day and they will interact with other people at the wedding too.
Once you have finalized everything concerning the selection process, what you should do next is to sign a contract with the photographer.
Make sure the contract contains everything in it; from the date of the wedding to post-production work and how the product will be delivered. Make sure it’s all on paper. You can also schedule for a pre-wedding photo;
this has two advantages, the first of which is that you get to make yourself more comfortable with your photographer and the second is that you will have a sample of the person’s work and you will be able to give a feedback on which shoot you liked and which one you didn’t like.
For the wedding day, don’t waste your time telling the photographer to catch every single moment, just stick to a few important shot. Be sure to mention if you want your pictures in black and white or color, and also mention whether you want any specific décor captured. Also, attach the note any beautiful picture of you so that the photographer can have an idea about how you want to be shot. On the wedding day, try to be calm and let the photographer do his job. Don’t keep on looking from side to side to check if he’s there, this might ruin your photos. Always remain calm and let the photographer do his job.