So you’re getting married and that is why you are reading this. Let me tell you. As a wedding photographer in San Francisco Bay Area, I’ve met plenty of brides who are looking for the cheapest cameraman to take one of the most important chapters in their life! Remember that the photograph are important to document your wedding. First and foremost, you need to hire someone who has done it for a while. We’re talking about experience baby! It depends on you. Usually, the more the experience the more the price.
Do you like their portfolio? On your search for the perfect Toronto wedding photographer, look at as many different websites as you can. There are many styles of wedding photography, and every photographer has a unique approach to photographing, editing, and processing photographs. You’ll quickly figure out what kind of style you like. Do you want more traditional posed images or is photojournalism more your style or wedding photography? Do you like a mixture of black and white photography as well as colour? Do you like more natural looking images? Do you want images with a lot of work done to them?
Does Uncle Bob drink? Is he expecting to work all day and night without really socializing with anyone else from the family? That is what your professional photographer does. Its not a party for us, our “socializing” is in the form of making other people comfortable, but not distract us from capturing the moments you love and will likely forget. Ah – the meaning of “capture the moment” – one must actually be aware enough to “see” the moment to capture it. Experience. And poor Uncle Bob; he’s trying to do something lovely for you to save you money, and he’s going to disappoint you at the very least or worse, miss half your wedding.
While I do understand the economic times well and the need to cut corners like never before, I strongly advise against any of the above options unless you, the bride, are willing to lower your photographic expectations to equal your financial expectations. You simply cannot expect consistently beautiful representations of your day for free, or next to free. You are not going to be happy, trust me. “Free” may be your friend when budgeting, but when all is said and done, it isn’t and may result in a loss of a friend.
After all this discuss with him about his fees. Since a wedding is a very special occasion you should not mind shelling out some extra bucks to hire a good photographer. Good wedding photographers will always offer a range of included product/ services for their package. You can compare prices of the photographers of whom you have made list and then opt for the one which you think is giving best value of the money you are paying. You can also try to negotiate the price and if luck permits you may get a good bargain also.
Finding someone to handle photography for your special day is often a tricky thing to do. In order to reduce costs, most people prefer to ask some of their relatives or friends to cover the event. When doing this, one may not have to pay the photographer, and they can use cameras which most people have these days.
Look for venues that offer natural beauty. Your photographer will make the most of natural beauty in the environment if you help him or her out by choosing a venue where there are lovely backdrops. Look for venues that offer splendid backdrops for your special day.
It is 3-4 days carefully selecting the manipulated pictures of this process, it is common to send a sample DVD images to the newly weds, make sure that they are happy with the selection process. Once the evidence has been agreed and approved by the album, once again, it may take several days to complete and send.