Best wishes on your upcoming wedding and may your plans and preparations go easily and smoothly. Choosing a photographer for one of the most important days of your life can be a very difficult task. There are many things to consider, but by using good common sense and addressing three primary questions you will make your decision easier.
Do you like the photographer’s work? There are many different styles and what your best friend (or other professional photographers for that matter) may like, you may not. Photography, like any other art is subjective. You are the ones that must ultimately be happy with the photos. Don’t let someone else tell you what you like.
How much will the photography cost and what do you get?
How much will the photography cost and what do you get? This is one of the most difficult areas to assess because photographers offer a multitude of packages. Some offer complete packages with albums included, some require a minimum purchase, and others are entirely a la carte. It is not uncommon for professional fees to be charged, or photographers to require that they will be the exclusive photographer for the ceremony, and or that both the previews and the negatives remain the property of the photographer. If you have questions as to what is offered, ask! Try to find a price schedule with which you are comfortable, but don’t make price alone the deciding factor.
Lastly, and often least considered, is the photographer’s personality. Do you get along with the photographer? If you don’t have a good rapport during the consultation you may have difficulty the day of the wedding when emotions are already running high. It truly is just as important for the photographer as it is for you that the day go well.
choosing a photographer
I hope these pointers will be helpful to you in choosing a photographer and of course I hope you will consider Trott Photography. It is with great pride that I photograph each wedding and it is my sincere hope that my images reflect all the beauty, joy, and romance that makes your wedding day so very wonderful.