Steps to Choosing the Best Wedding Photographer


For many people, their wedding day is the most important day of their lives - a day that will always be remembered as a special moment in time. They will want to capture these special memories and have them documented so that even when they are old, they can still go back and reminisce about the day's wonderful moments. If your wedding day is approaching and you are looking to hire a photographer, here are some tips to ensure that the wedding photographer you hire will know and understand your preferences and will be able to skillfully document the wedding of your dreams.

Consider the Price - Choosing a photographer based only on price should not be your foremost consideration. Generally speaking, a photographer's rates will reflect the quality of his work. A photographer who charges very low rates typically would not place a high value on artistic quality. For such a low price, he would not be wiling to spend hours and hours sorting, editing, and retouching your wedding photos. What would most likely happen is that they will shoot and burn straight to a disk, because they are obviously not getting paid enough. Your wedding day should be special and deserves better than that. You should be able to show the people you love beautiful images of how happy you were on that day. Check out http://photography.wikia.com/wiki/Wedding_photography to read more.

Do Your Research - Ask friends and family for referrals, especially the ones who have hired a wedding photographer before. Check the listings of professional organizations for photographers, such as Professional Photographers of America (PPA) or the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPI). Search on the internet and look at the portfolio on each photographer's website. How are his Photoshop skills? Are the images too light or too dark? If they seem all over the place, that may indicate inconsistent quality. Are the photos emotionally moving? Do they make you stop and feel a connection with them?

Narrow Down Your List - Call your top 5 Winnipeg wedding photographers and check if they are available on your wedding date. Ask them to provide you with a quote or estimate. Choose the ones with reasonable rates that are within your budget and schedule a consultation. Talking with the photographer in person or on the phone will give you a little insight into his personality. Do you feel that you can get along well with him? It is important that you feel comfortable about working with him.

Make Your Final Decision - During the consultation, you should ask him about your non-negotiables or the things that you want done on your wedding that you would not compromise on. Ask if you can review a copy of his contract. Ask to see his license. Check if they provide warranties and what things would be included in your photography package. After listening to your top choices' answers, make your decision and choose the best one. Check it out!