Hiring a wedding photographer can be completely overwhelming. Many couples struggle to know what to look for when hiring a qualified wedding photographer. Here are a few tips to help!
Things to look for when hiring a wedding photographer:
Can you see yourself in their work? When looking through a portfolio, try to picture yourself in a picture and if you would like to photographed that way or would feel comfortable in that pose. Does the photographer see the world the way you want to see it on your wedding day?
Do you like their editing or the colors of their work? Do you think you’ll still like those edits in a few years?
Are they vouched for? Read reviews, get referrals from vendors, and see where their work has been published. Magazines and blogs and venues all have certain quality standards when publishing work, so that can be a great place to start!
Are there real weddings on their site? Believe it or not, many photographers portfolios are filled with “styled shoots” with models. These aren’t bad, but make sure there is a good mix of real couples in the mix, because shooting a wedding is very different than a styled editorial and you want to make sure your photographer has experience with real weddings!
Do they seem like someone you’ll want to hang out with on your wedding day? Read their posts and social channels and see if they seem like a cool person, because you’ll spend a lot of time with them on your wedding day and you want to make sure you like them!
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