What is Wedding Photography?

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Why is investing in a great photographer so important?

Your wedding is one of the most important events in your life. You want it to be perfect in every way and cherish the memories throughout your life. You’ll have a wedding day, once in your lifetime. However, there’s one way you can revisit this occasion whenever you want. That is why hiring the best photographer is one of the most important investments you can make.

Wedding photography must depict glamour,  along with the candid and happy moments.

Here are some of the things you must keep in mind when looking for a photographer for your wedding so you have the best experience and make amazing memories:

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How to find the best photographers.

One of the most important and first things you need to decide on for your wedding is the photographer. Your photographs will help you remember all the good things about your wedding, so naturally, they have to come from the best!

The best way to search for a good photographer is asking in your friend circle. Experience speaks louder than hearsay. List down all the photographers your friends and family have had the best experience with. The next thing to think about will be the budget.

There are many great photographers but what they charge may be the amount your whole wedding costs. It is, therefore, important to filter through a number of photographers. See which ones fit best according to your budget and the type of pictures you want. It might be tricky going with someone new just because they are willing to do it at a lower price than the rest. Moreover, it is always safer to go with someone who already has done shoots at location of your choice of something similar that you have had in mind for yourself.

Most, if not all, photographers have their pages on social media as well. It is always advised to go through as many pictures so that you can understand the style of the photographer, making it easy for you to decide. We always believe in checking the photographer’s weddingwire reviews. 

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Experience with your photographer before, during and after the wedding.

Your photographer is one person, besides your partner, you will spend most of your wedding around. Actually, way before your wedding day. From the day, you decide you hire them, you have made them enter your life and live it through. You would want to become friends with them because that comfort level will show in your wedding pictures.

Even on your wedding day, from making sure the light is right, to checking up on the bridesmaids. They also sometimes hold the bouquet for you all the while making sure they capture pictures of everyone important to you. A photographer is no less than family.

It is their job, to know you and your partner. How you met, what is your favourite thing about each other, your type of films and all that. Knowing you will make it easier for the photographer to understand the type of wedding you both have in mind. It will also give them a perspective to work around as artists. This will make your wedding more personal and customized.

Furthermore, they will help you decide on the photographs you would want to be enlarged and framed and which ones you would want to include in the photo album that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Trusting their creative process.

What does trusting your photographer mean? Whether they will be on time on the day of the wedding or deliver the framed pictures and albums on time? Well, honestly, it is way more than that. Trusting them means believing in their abilities to take pictures of everyone important to you. And also making them look extravagant. It also means that you have faith in your photographer to show the love you have for your partner in the pictures in the most authentic and artistic way. This would mean understanding their creative perspective as to how they see your wedding to be.

It is crucial to know that your photographer attends weddings more than you or your partner and that too from a professional aspect. Consequently, making them prone to know more about weddings, their decor and arrangements than you do. It is, thus, important for you to make sure that you at least hear them out. Try to understand the ideas the photographer has in mindabouto your wedding. Lean on them because they for sure know what time is best for photographs and which location would be best for the weather on your wedding day.

It is their expertise that will help you achieve your goal, to get those amazing photographs. This will only be possible if and when you trust your photographer and you both are comfortable with them.

Trust your photographer like you would trust a friend taking your photographs and let your fun side unfold. It will be clear in the pictures too!

Your photos last beyond your wedding day.

No matter how much you think about it, there will always be one thing that you will remember your wedding by – the photographs. There will be the ones that your friends and family have taken on their phones. Let us face it though you don’t want to live your life with pictures that don’t have the best lighting or don’t have you with your partner in all of them. That is where the photographer comes in! They will not only expose you to the experience that leads up to your wedding but also give you a gift of the breathtaking pictures.  Pictures you and your family will adore for the rest of your lives. This is why we stress over and over again on the importance of doing research for your wedding photographer.  With all the chaos around, it is our job to make you look and feel perfect and with that, capture it in the best way possible too.