Hopefully, your wedding photographs will be something that you receive and cherish for the rest of your life. Of course, you want to make sure that you get the best photos that you can and that they conform with how you've always pictured your wedding photos to be. Here are a few tips to help your photos be wonderful and dreamy.
Do Your Homework
Sure, you may be out of school, but this is no time to skimp out on your homework! Request recommendations for wedding vendors from family members, friends, colleagues, etc. Look online and read reviews. Conduct online or Skype interviews. Look for photographers who are well-reviewed, who appear respected, and who mesh with your personality. Don't forget to confirm their photography style and ensure that it fits with your overall vision.
Start with an Engagement Session
You are going to want engagement photos in addition to your wedding photos, so once you find a photographer who you are interested in hiring, use them for your engagement photos. It can serve as a practice round. In fact, the photographer may include engagement photos as part of their wedding package; it is common for this to happen. In any event, you can test the waters and ensure that you like their personality and style. If it turns out that you don't, you still have plenty of time to find a new wedding photographer.
Send in a Shot List
Not familiar with what a shot list is? That's okay. A shot list is a list of the shots that are most important to you at your wedding—pictures that you absolutely must have. These are candid moments that you want to ensure that your photographer does not miss, such as your dog bringing the wedding rings down the aisle, you and your husband performing your first dance, etc. At the wedding, you want to be able to enjoy the moment rather than directing the photographer, so by giving the photographer a shot list, he or she knows exactly what it is that you want beforehand. While the wedding photographer should be familiar with the basics, being overprepared can be a good thing sometimes; plus, you may have some candid shots that you want because they're important to you as an individual that the photographer may not have thought of.
For more information about wedding photography services, get into contact with wedding photographers in your area today.