Find the photographer for your wedding in 5 easy steps

How do you choose a wedding photographer that suits you on your big day? If you ask me, photography is the most important part of your wedding. It should be at the top of your priority list and arranged so you can have great memories. In this article, you find the most important tips to find your ideal photographer.

1 Find a style that suits you

Every photographer has his or her own style. And that is a good thing because everyone has a different taste. Take a look at your favorite blogs and magazines and then make a list on which you clearly write down what you like and don’t like. Do you prefer color or black and white? Do you want super styled photos or do you prefer to have things captured the way they are with raw edges and imperfections? If you list this for yourself, you can make a more targeted selection when viewing portfolios online based on the list that you have created.

2 Don’t limit yourself to Pinterest

I, too, have been guilty of scouring Pinterest for hours for beautiful wedding photos. There is nothing wrong with that because you can get a good idea of what you like and what you don’t like. It is important, if you have a general idea, to start looking elsewhere. Because the problem with Pinterest is that it collects a lot of beautiful things from all over the world. And if you set your sights on a specific style then it might be difficult to find someone that matches the exact same style. So print what you want in your head, let go of the smallest details.

3 Let the photographer show his value

There is nothing more annoying than that customers want you to copy something from someone else, while you yourself have been trained to develop good ideas and have so many beautiful things to bring in yourself. Let the photographer in question come up with ideas and don’t pin yourself too much on your Pinterest board. Be open to what the photographer has to offer and be surprised by what he/she can offer. That also improves the quality of their work.

4 Experience is key

Not every photographer is a wedding photographer. Everyone has their area of ​​expertise. Just because someone knows how to use a camera does not mean that he knows how to photograph a wedding. Pick a photographer who has demonstrable experience with weddings. He knows how to photograph a white dress without losing details due to poor lighting. Who knows the tricks of the day and knows exactly where to stand without blocking the view of the guests on you as a wedding couple. Spotting and recording such moments is only possible for someone who has done it before.

5 It’s worth the money

Of all the tips I give today, I personally think this is the most important. With all the costs that a wedding entails, it may sound quite attractive to ask your cousin who happens to have a great camera to come and photograph your wedding. In exchange for a bottle of wine. But bear in mind that the photos are the only tangible memories you will have of your day. The photos must ensure that you can look back on this event throughout your life and that all beautiful memories are brought back to the surface. There is a price tag, but that is more than worth it.

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