7 Things to Check before Choosing a Wedding Photographer

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Before finalizing an agreement with your wedding photographer, make sure that you have gone over these crucial points, below.

A deal is never sealed until all parties sit down and have a long conversation detailing every factor of an agreement, only then can we call it a win-win sitch. 

1. Your budget:

Try to get as many proposals as you can and start comparing prices. Compare the extras, the packages, the experiences, and every other detail that counts as important. If you still can’t make a decision, then use our simple, yet effective tip: Between 10 and 15% of your whole wedding budget should go to your photographer. You can, of course, always try and bend the rules by hiring someone who’s new but has great potential and seems legit talented, for less money.

2. The Backup plan:

You need to be positive that your photographer has a Plan B in case of emergencies. This includes backing up all of the material, making sure that there’s no way your footage could be lost. Another plus is your wedding photographer employing an assistant to help them out. 

3. Packages, offers, and extras:

Based on your budget, you may agree to a certain deal without discussing the details with the photographer. We are reminding you to always ask and inquire about all offers and options, including extras because no one would spontaneously offer you that kind of info unless you take the initiative. Who knows? you might get a pre-wedding photo session or a makeup one.

4. Online presence and reviews:

These are the things that matter: Your photographer’s online reviews and their work that should be posted on their social media pages. These 2 factors are critical to your choice making process. You also need to know for certain that your photographer is communicative and responsive because you have no time to waste.

See more: Seating Your Wedding Guests for Dummies

Review on: Daniel Salib Photography

5. The post-production phase:

This is the part where 80% of the issues take place because it’s the time between your wedding day and receiving your photos. That’s why you need to follow up on the task: what kind of editing does your photographer offer? What is the average number of pictures that you can expect? when can you get your photos? Will they be delivered to you or should you go pick them up? In which format will you get your pictures? Will your wedding pictures be used by the photographer publicly? These are all essential points that you need to discuss with any photographer before taking any further steps. 

6. Comfort:

This is out of the question, if you’re not 100% comfortable with the photographer’s attitude, run. If you don’t like the way he/she sees things and deals with them, you will definitely hate the way you will look in their photos. You will need to tell that person about your story, your love, and both of your lives so, if he/she is not a good listener, the wedding pictures won’t turn out the way you want them to.

 

7. Everything is clear:

Double-check that everything is clear between you and the wedding photographer before agreeing on anything. Don’t assume that you’re both on the same page without first, speaking your truth. 

 

Before finalizing an agreement with your wedding photographer, make sure that you have gone over these crucial points, below.

A deal is never sealed until all parties sit down and have a long conversation detailing every factor of an agreement, only then can we call it a win-win sitch. 

1. Your budget:

Try to get as many proposals as you can and start comparing prices. Compare the extras, the packages, the experiences, and every other detail that counts as important. If you still can’t make a decision, then use our simple, yet effective tip: Between 10 and 15% of your whole wedding budget should go to your photographer. You can, of course, always try and bend the rules by hiring someone who’s new but has great potential and seems legit talented, for less money.

2. The Backup plan:

You need to be positive that your photographer has a Plan B in case of emergencies. This includes backing up all of the material, making sure that there’s no way your footage could be lost. Another plus is your wedding photographer employing an assistant to help them out. 

3. Packages, offers, and extras:

Based on your budget, you may agree to a certain deal without discussing the details with the photographer. We are reminding you to always ask and inquire about all offers and options, including extras because no one would spontaneously offer you that kind of info unless you take the initiative. Who knows? you might get a pre-wedding photo session or a makeup one.

4. Online presence and reviews:

These are the things that matter: Your photographer’s online reviews and their work that should be posted on their social media pages. These 2 factors are critical to your choice making process. You also need to know for certain that your photographer is communicative and responsive because you have no time to waste.

See more: Seating Your Wedding Guests for Dummies