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Choosing the Right Wedding Photographer: Tips for Brides and Grooms-to-be


Define your style


When it comes to choosing a wedding photographer it can be overwhelming, but it can be easy if you define what kind of photography you are after, it can be documentary, artistic, traditional, or a combination of the different styles. Almost all photographers do a little of all the different styles, but they lean more on one or two of the different styles, the more they do just one the better results they'll have because they practice more and have a more developed eye and feel for it.


A documentary photographer is going to be following you around capturing not only how the wedding looked, but also how it felt, their focus is to capture the essence of the wedding, they are a great option if your desire is to transmit the feeling to the friends and family that couldn't be there, or for you to remember the day for what it was, not only how it looked.




An artistic photographer is the one you'll see trying to get the most interesting look for your photos, making sure that every detail of each photo is perfect, sometimes making it look like a movie or a painting, this style resonates a lot with visual people. they don't deliver tons of photos each wedding but what they lack in quantity they have in quality. This style is great if you want to have a big print of your big day on your house




Traditional photographers are the ones that will have all the important photos taken, the getting ready, the ceremony, the photo shoot, family photos, etc. This is the most normal way to have your wedding taken, it's safe and you'll have exactly what you paid for, all the details of your wedding captured, with everyone looking at the camera




Research and Review



It's important to do thorough research on your wedding photographer, ask for a full wedding, and look for reviews if you have a friend or family member who is a photographer, or someone who you know that has a "good eye". there are different web pages where you can look for more information about the photographers you are investigating, for example, www.mywed.com www.fearlessphotographers.com www.weddingwire.com here you can see their ranking among other wedding photographers, you can see reviews and other important information for your final decision, another way to do it is to look for relevant Facebook groups and ask there for people that had their service taken by the photographer you are looking for. A trustworthy photographer should have a strong online presence and positive testimonials.



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Meet and Greet


It's important to have a face-to-face meeting face to face with your potential photographer, it can be with a video call or if you can meet in person it's better. This allows brides and grooms to get a glimpse of the photographer's personality, communication skills, and professionalism, it's very important to be on the same page and for you to get along, because you'll see them all day on your wedding day. The chemistry between the couple and the photographer is crucial for capturing genuine moments.



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Review full wedding days


After you are done with your meeting ask the photographer for full-day galleries of their previous weddings, this way you can see how they develop during the wedding, also you can see how your wedding will be delivered to you. A good wedding photographer should be able to capture the whole wedding cohesively.



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Understand Packages and Contracts


Eather during the video call or after you need to understand how the packages and contracts work, some photographers have their packages based on hours others on events, some have all the photos taken during the event others have a limit of how many photos are included on their service. Also on the contract it should say what is included in your coverage, some photographers charge extra fees if you are having a destination wedding, or if it goes for X amount of time they'll have a break, etc. You should check all this details before you make your final decision. Discuss potential hidden fees, timelines, and what's included in the chosen package. This transparency ensures a smooth collaboration and eliminates surprises.



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Conclusion


Choosing your photographer goes beyond their technical skills, it's about finding someone who understands and aligns with your vision for their special day. Trust your instincts, and prioritize a photographer who not only captures beautiful images but also enhances the overall wedding experience.



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