This ensures that you will have
this studio or photographer on your desired date, as well as securing
a job for your photographer. The sooner you book your photographer,
the more likely you are to be able to work with your first choice.
What are the advantages of hiring a professional?
The main advantage to hiring a professional wedding
photographer is experience. Most wedding photographers have experience
dealing with many different individuals and difficult personalities.
They have faced unfavorable weather conditions,
and encountered technical problems. Since they specialize in photography,
they are well equipped to handle various wedding sizes or photo
Unlike a friend or relative of the couple, a professional
photographer's main goal is capturing candid moments on film. Knowing
they are depended on delivering superior photos that will be cherished
for years to come, they are less apt to be carried away by aspects
of the ceremony.
With an event that allows no second chances, hiring
a professional is a good investment that will help keep your memories
of your special day around for years.
Which one is better, digital or film?
It will all really depend on what the photographer
that you choose prefers. Digital is usually less costly than film.
However, film can be scanned at a higher resolution when larger
prints are desired, and it is ideal for fast moving subjects due
to faster shutter speeds on 35mm cameras.
On the other hand, digital prints come out the
same as film, sometimes even better. With digital photography there
are no negatives so there is no processing time at all, and less
chance of damaged or lost film, or photo finishing problems.
Digital photos can be easier to share with friends
or family through emails, and online galleries. In addition, digital
images are not likely to fade because they are usually stored on
a CD or disk.
Either way, if you really enjoy a photographer's
work, choosing which format to use for your wedding day should not
be a huge problem.
What kind of photo styles do photographers usually
use at weddings?
Photographers use two main styles at weddings.
The first one is traditional or portrait style, the formal poses
of the bridal party, family, and friends of the couple. There are
little to no candid photographs with this style. The other technique
that is used is photojournalistic style.
This is a more contemporary and modern. It is about
snapping up photos of spontaneous moments, and sincere emotion.
It is taken with very little direction from the photographer. There
are two other styles that are not as commonly used as Traditional
and photojournalistic, and they are illustrative and creative photography.
Illustrative photography is usually set up like
a commercial photo shoot. The types of photos captured in this style
are similar to those seen in magazines and even billboards.
With creative photography, photographers have the
freedom, using different lighting and different angles, to create
their own artistic interpretation of your wedding day.
After I have chosen a photographer, what other
questions should I ask him or her?
Once you have made a commitment to a photographer
of your liking, there are still more questions you need to ask.
With larger studios especially, you should ask whether you will
be working directly with the photographer you first talked to.
Ask to meet with the person who will actually be
taking photos of your wedding. You may also want to ask how long
your photographer has been in business, or how many weddings of
your size they have worked with in the past, and if they have liability
You might like to ask him or her how long it will
take to get the proofs back to you or their rate for printing extra
photos and albums. You should definitely inquire about their back
up plan and arrangements for any unforeseen changes. As well as
any refund or cancellation policies they may have.