It’s your special day, and you want everything documented. You don’t want to miss a single expression, or moment in your wedding. And so begins the classic struggle: the battle of the photographers. Here is some advice to make this selection easier. Be very specific and detailed when discussing what you want with your photographer. Not just with what you want them to be taking pictures of, but what type of prints you will want to. Not all photographers use the same editing software. The more specific you are, the more likely you are to get exactly what you want. If you wouldn’t settle for a husband, you don’t want to settle for your photographer.
Decide beforehand if you want more formal or candid photographs. Wedding photographers need to bring an assistant along if you want more candid shots that formals. Wedding Photography, in the last couple of years, has become so advanced and it is apparent that a growing number of brides and grooms know wedding photography techniques and photography secrets. You need to hire some whose photography is such that it is capable of capturing your expressions and emotions. That person should know that formal shots are posed, and the timing of these shots is often arranged beforehand. Keep in mind, too, that if you are so caught up in posing for the photograph of the bridal party, you just might miss a funny moment on the dance floor.
Think about your wedding album, and what types of shots you may like to see in there twenty years down the road. If you are an artistic type, you may want to suggest getting shots of the reception and ceremony halls before anyone enters them. Another popular, yet often overlooked option is a silhouette. Lastly, go with a firm, trustworthy photographer, that isn’t going to try to sneak in any fees, or force you into a huge package you can ill-afford. It is very important that the photographer is honest with you. Honesty is key.