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How to Find the Best Wedding Photographer - Top 10 Tips

Updated on September 4, 2017
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Ashish is a Wedding Photographer and Cinematographer from India. Check out some of his work on his website by the name of Vivah Moments

Wedding Photography in India

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Finding the best wedding photographer is as important as finding the perfect venue and perfect costume along with a perfect life-partner! Your wedding photographer not only captures the beautiful moments of your wedding day but also helps you remember your wedding day in a unique way. To document your grand day in an ideal way, it is indispensable to hire the best wedding photographer! Therefore, we share 10 vital tips with you that tell you all about how to find the best wedding photographer!

1. Decide Your Style

Today photography is available in different styles and trends! If anyhow, you are not aware of the same, you can make a little research online to get yourself acquainted about the various patterns of photography. Choose from the diverse range of photography styles like Portraiture Style, Traditional Photography, Documentary Style, Candid wedding photography, etc. To select a particular style, first decide upon your personal preference & choice and choose a photography style that matches your expectations!

Candid Wedding Photography

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Bridal Shoot

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2. Check the Portfolio

Checking the portfolio of any photographer is indeed another wonderful way to get a precise idea about a photographer’s talent and experience! Glance through the portfolio or check a full wedding album in order to analyze the work and skills of a wedding photographer.

Engagement Photography

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3. Check for Experience

Experience is one of the most important aspects that you need to check while hiring a photographer for your wedding. An experienced wedding photographer is absolutely aware about how to proceed for flawless wedding photography. He will just bring out the best for you – the way you expected and the way you had dreamt!

4. Check Out the Fees of Photographer

As far as the fees of wedding photographer is concerned, let us tell you that this price varies from photographer to photographer. Though, the good part is that you can find accomplished and skillful photographers as per your own budget! However, it is worth mentioning here that you should first check out the work and skills of the photographer. If you are satisfied with the same, the price should not be given much importance. After all, it is your wedding – your big day and definitely you want the best of photography for that! Isn’t it so?

5. Shortlist the Wedding Photographers

Once you have decided a specific style of photography, portfolio, experience and fees of the photographer, you should shortlist photographers belonging to that particular style. Talking with others, checking online and reading reviews are some of the easy methods that will help you shortlist the best wedding photographers. Visiting the website or facebook page of the photographer is also a useful tip as it gives you an idea about the responsiveness and attitude of a photographer.

Pre Wedding Shoot

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6. Discuss availability

It is also crucial to discuss the availability of photographer. Though, most of the dedicated and professional photographers never mind travelling for photography, it is always beneficial to discuss the availability of photographer in the desired date. This helps you take the right decision much ahead of time. Also, if the photographer is not available on the required date and time, he can always recommend his assistants or other good options to cover your wedding day in the expected manner.

7. Setup meetings

After checking the availability of shortlisted photographers, it is now time to arrange for a meeting with at least the top three wedding photographers in your list! The meeting will not only let you know and understand your photographer in a better way but will also help you a lot in taking your final decision on choosing a wedding photographer.

8. Check for Latest Trends with Your Photographer

Your wedding photographer should be well aware of the latest trends in photography. Today, photography has got brilliant techniques and trends. Your photographer can capture memorable and exceptionally beautiful moments, provided he is aware of the right technique. Be it the very natural and realistic, candid wedding photography or the very fashionable fine art photography, your wedding photographer should be well equipped with all this knowledge to bring out wonderful wedding photographs for you!

Pre Wedding Photography

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9. Check How Well You Gel With Your Photographer

Let us tell you that there is a great significance of bonding with your wedding photographer! Gone are the days of that photography when you had to simply pose for the camera with an everlasting smile on your face! Today, the natural poses and candid moments in photography have become one of the top choices for everyone! Therefore, to get the most natural as well beautiful wedding photographs, it is essential to build a certain level of comfort and frankness with your chosen wedding photographer. Once you have selected the right wedding photographer, it is advantageous to arrange for several meetings with him. This will let you open up with your wedding photographer and you will not consider him as a stranger on your wedding day.

Pre Wedding Video

10. Discuss About the Submission of Wedding Photographs

You should also discuss in advance that when the wedding photographer will submit the photographs. This is essential to know as everyone wants to prepare a beautiful wedding album after receiving the photographs. Moreover, it is also a time-consuming task to choose the right photographs out of numerous wedding photographs. Thus, getting the photographs in time will not only help you choose the best wedding moments in a hassle-free manner but will also give you ample time for deciding upon the design and organization of your wedding album.

A Wedding photographer is one of the most important guests in your wedding! A good wedding photographer is present on every special moment! Sometimes, he captivates the so-called ordinary moments during your wedding and makes you look at them in an extraordinary way! He catches time, people and expressions in a blink of eye with his camera, and presents your loving wedding memories in form of perfect wedding photographs full of emotions and love! Hence, you should choose the best wedding photographer for your wedding! We hope, our tips will definitely help you get the right wedding photographer. Good luck!

© 2017 Ashish Nagpal

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