The date for the most important day of your life has been set. You’ve started seeing the perfect day in your head when the reality of organising the event sinks in. Selecting the proper wedding photographer is just as crucial (if not more so) as finding the ideal man. After all, you don’t want to look back on your wedding photos and be disappointed, do you?
We understand how stressful wedding planning can be. And the last thing you want to do is book someone you don’t trust. So, what should you know before hiring a wedding photographer? Are you unsure? Don’t be concerned! This will be broken down for you. Continue reading.
This is an important step that many couples overlook. To establish a reference point, do some thorough research on Instagram to see what’s new in wedding photography. This should be done at least a month before you begin the booking process.
On your shortlist, always include at least three photographers of similar calibre. We recommend that you hire your photographer as soon as the dates are set, as the best photographers are usually in high demand. But what if your first choice isn’t available on your preferred dates? Don’t be concerned; you’ve already saved yourself. While availability is obviously the most important consideration, you should evaluate all of the nominated photographers’ work on a variety of criteria, including affordability, aesthetics, and creativity, to determine which one best meets your needs.
Now that you know the difference, here’s a quick tip to help you stick to your budget: You don’t need to hire both a candid and traditional crew when you have a gathering of less than a hundred individuals, such as a mehendi ceremony. In the case of smaller occasions, the candid photographer often covers close friends and family, which is pretty much all you need. Traditional photography is typically used for theatrical pictures or huge groups. Traditional photography is necessary for the wedding day, but you won’t miss out on anything if you avoid it for minor events.
As a result, this is critical! This is how it normally goes down:
Raw dump: Some people may give it a day or a week before the wedding, while others may not give it at all, so talk about it ahead of time.
Photos that have been processed: This could take anywhere from a month to 45 days after the wedding.
Album: After you submit your chosen images, your photographer may take anywhere from 1-3 months to compile your album. So, a decent estimate for getting your album would be 3-6 months after the wedding.
Videos: The teaser (4 minute wedding videography) takes around two months to complete, and the whole feature takes about four months (40 minutes).
We can’t emphasise enough how crucial it is to ask the correct questions before signing a contract. Don’t worry, we’ve prepared a list for you!
Are you available on the day of my wedding?
What kind of photography do you prefer?
Will you be the photographer for my wedding? If not, may I meet with the team that will?
What are the various bundles that are available? What’s more, what’s included?
What is the deadline for delivering the images?
What happens if there is an emergency and you are unable to attend?
How do you handle cancellations?
Ask for complimentary deliverables – If you’re getting a lot of work from the same photographer, you can ask for a few extras like a bridesmaid session or a pre-wedding shoot in the hotel, and we’re sure a lot of photographers would say yes.
So, if you’re having a destination wedding, you’ll need to know a few more things ahead of time. Photographers do not charge extra to photograph a destination wedding, but you must cover their travel and lodging expenses. Now that you know the answer to the million-dollar question, go ahead and book the greatest photographer to capture the soul of your wedding day!