After proposing, crying, and telling everyone about the future wedding, the next practical thing to do is to look for the perfect wedding gown/wedding tux, booking the best venue, selecting the nicest menu and wedding cake, and, of course, hiring the right wedding photographer for you. Most likely, it would be your first time to look for a wedding photographer and to hire one.
It is very much possible for you to be overwhelmed and intimidated with all the talks about the packages, pricing, contracts, styles, shoots, and many more. It is not an easy job to look for the right wedding photographer. To help you, here are some of the mistakes you might make.
One of the mistakes you should not make is over-looking a wedding photographer’s personality. Do not let yourself get distracted by the skills and good works of the wedding photographer. His/her great techniques and skills are just important as his/her personality. Do not hire a wedding photographer whose personality you dislike. You will be spending time with him/her before and on the day of the wedding day so it is important that your personality and your wedding photographer’s personality do not repel each other. Follow your gut feelings and hire the wedding photographer you can trust and have fun with. The best photo would not be that special if the experience in getting that photo was nasty.
Second, do not expect to have plenty of breathtaking shots from an amateur wedding photographer. An amateur wedding photographer may be capable of getting good shots but they are not capable of being consistent with it. If you want every photo in your wedding album to be breathtaking, hire a professional wedding photographer. Do not risk one of the most important and memorable days you would ever have by letting an amateur wedding photographer with a cheap fee, expensive equipment, and zero experience in shooting weddings.
Lastly, remember that photography means more than the product. If you have a tight budget to follow, do not invest your money on a pretty and expensive wedding album. It would be a better idea to invest your money in hiring a professional wedding photographer instead.
If you would use your money to have the prettiest wedding album and settle for an amateur wedding photographer, you would end up having a very pretty wedding album that contains mediocre or bad photos. The wedding photos are more important than the wedding album’s look. It would be your wedding photos that would be holding and portraying the emotions and memories from your wedding day.