What To Look For In A Photographer

Wedding Advice

A wedding photographer is important. Having good photos to immortalize your most important day of your life can either bring you back to days of good memories, or make you regret skimping on a photographer. A good photographer doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. But they do need to at least have some aspects that make them perfect for you.

We’ve put together a few things that make or break the perfect wedding photoset, and have come up with a list of things to look out for in a photographer when finding The One.

Must-Have Wedding Photos

First, decide on what your favorite cliche is. Be it a first look photo, a reception entrance photo, your father walking you down the aisle, the big first kiss as husband and wife, choose your favorite. Regardless of what you choose, these moments are fleeting. Make sure your photographer is capable of capturing these important moments in the split second, and have your most important photo documented perfectly.

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Your Wedding Theme

A rustic floral wedding? A chic black, white and gold minimalistic decor? A traditional chinese red theme? Whatever your theme is, it should be reflected in the photos your photographer documents. What sets apart a good photographer is how they will draw out within you the best shots with experience and good directions. Make it clear to your photographer the theme and ideas you wish for your theme to convey, and let him work from there to decide what shots he wants, will look for, and bring out your theme best.

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Do Your Homework

As daunting as this sounds, doing your homework not only ensures you know more about The Photographer that you choose in the end but also inspire more confidence in your choice knowing that you explored the best options and arrived at a calculated decision. Review photographer’s work, scrawl through pre-wedding shoots to examine their style. Is it edgy, artsy, or fun and candid? Be sure to also read reviews from real life couples with Hitcheed’s unique review feature. Magical ethereal shots, or grand larger-than-life photos. Find out more about each photographer’s style to find yourself the perfect one.

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Compare Packages and Budgets

We said before that a perfect photographer doesn’t have to come with a not-so-perfect price tag, and we mean it. Photoshoot packages range from high hundred to thousands of dollars. However, every package differs from hours they cover your wedding, to how many prints they edit, to even the number of photographs they print out for you to adorn your new nest. Compare budgets and packages using Hitcheed’s filter feature, and get a comprehensive one look at these photographer’s budgets and see if it’s enough for you and your partner.

Friends and Family

Needless to say, the focus of the photographer will be on you and the love of your life. After all, it’s the big day of the two of you. But despite this, the next most important people should be your friends and family that are there to bear witness of you sealing the deal. Capturing beautiful photos of your best friends and family is crucial in remembering who was there on your most important day, and nothing beats the look of love and price they have in their eyes watching you get married to the love of your life.

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