So this is it: you are finally engaged! Congratulations are in order. So what’s the next step? The next step is quite obvious, really: you have to begin planning your wedding. You would want your wedding to be as perfect as can be, and this can only come to fruition if you plan it carefully. Choosing the right wedding venue, caterer, wedding dress and suit, entourage, and so on is only the tip of the iceberg. Another important consideration is your choice of wedding photographer. When it comes to choosing the ideal photographer, however, there are some important steps that can help you along the way. Here, then, are the most important steps to take when you are looking for a wedding photographer.
Do some online research
Do some research online. The great news is that most wedding photographers will have their own websites, so all you have to do is check them out. But whilst searching for wedding photographers online, you can make it easier by searching in a specific or particular location, such as your own city or the city where the wedding will be held. For example, if you are in Hertfordshire or are planning to get married in Hertfordshire, then do a simple search for an expert in wedding photography in Hertfordshire. Once you find some prospective photographers, check their style and see if it coincides with your preferences, and think about your budget and whether or not their packages adhere to the budget you have in mind.
Set a consultation
When you already have a shortlist of photographers, it’s time to set a consultation. Of course, before you can even move forward, you should contact the photographer and ask them outright if they are actually available on your wedding day! If they are, then meet with them and talk to them about your vision, your preferred style, etc. You should also ask the photographer if they can show you some full wedding photo galleries rather than just some featured photos, so you will have a better idea of how your own complete photos will look.
Assess their portfolio
Once you meet with the photographer and they have brought along their portfolio, make it a point to assess their portfolio as carefully and closely as you can. When looking through their portfolio, ask them some questions about the photos, such as when they were taken, what style they used for it, and so on. You should also assess your reactions to the photos yourself – do they make you happy, do they make you feel nostalgic or romantic, or do you have no reaction at all? If the photos evoke a positive emotion in you, then this is a sign that you are on the right track.