When choosing a wedding photographer, sometimes choices (and not to mention the price) can be exaggerated. Words such as vintage, photojournalistic, contemporary and artistic apparently thrown around a lot, and you've begun to see a drastic difference between the work of many wedding photographers. And you might think, "How can I choose a wedding photographer?"
Well, I wrote this article to help you in doing that – I'm here to help you choose the perfect wedding photographer that will suit your individuality perfectly! My first word of advice is to visit the websites of many photographers. Get a feel for the style that is out there.
If you have friends who have used a particular wedding photographer and you love their work, visit their web site as well. Look through their galleries, read their blogs. Blogs are an insight into the personality of the photographer. If you are really in love with the photos on their website, then it is time to visit their pricing page.
Wedding photography can easily be one of the priciest investment that you make in relation to your wedding day. However, after the party is over, your wedding photos will be the only real remaining products to document all the time, effort and money you poured into your wedding.
In my opinion, if you go with a photographer who can not effectively capture the beauty of your wedding, the more money you have chosen to invest will not be remembered. In essence, your wedding will cost money, but wedding photography is not the place to cut the corner.
Look at your budget, decide what you can spend, and remember that your wedding photographer is the only one that can make your wedding day to last forever – how you want to be remembered? Once you have decided on a wedding photography budget, then you can then eliminate any photographers that are completely out of your price range.
Depending on your budget, this may be set aside quite a bit of your choice. It might even narrow it down to just one photographer. However, if there is more than one, it is time to revisit the work of each photographer in your budget and make a list of people whose work really resonates with you.