Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life.
Not only does your wedding day have enormous emotional significance, but it also represents months or even years of planning and preparation. Friends and loved ones will be there to witness your special day, and chances are you’ll be nervous & excited. And with everything that’s going on, amidst the whirlwind of events that will take place on that one special day, you’ll be too occupied to experience and see every aspect of your meticulously planned day.
After most weddings, brides will remember little but a flurry of activity and well-wishers, and ultimately count on their wedding photographer and wedding videographer to capture all of the day’s precious moments. That’s why, whether you’re hiring a Melbourne photographer or a Melbourne videographer, it’s important to make the right choice.
Here are tips to ensure that you choose a wedding photographer who will make your wedding day extra special.
Experience is Key
Whether you’re looking for a Melbourne photographer or a destination wedding photographer, ensure that he or she has extensive experience.
An experienced wedding photographer will have a substantial portfolio that you can review. When looking at his or her portfolio, check to make sure that all of the standards (such as the bride preparations, ceremony photos, and those with family members) are there, as well as creative interpretations of certain aspects of the wedding day. Look for unique lighting and settings, as well as photographs that capture the brides’ and grooms’ personalities. After all, you don’t want a cookie cutter Melbourne photographer – you want one who understands you and your needs.
Chemistry is a Must
You and your photographer should have a similar vision for your special day. You have enough on your plate, and shouldn’t have to spend time on your wedding day supervising your photographer. He or she should be open to the shots you have in mind, and you should be open to his or her interpretation of events as they unfold. Put simply, you have to trust your photographer. You can give him or her a list of photos you want taken; after all, the photographer doesn’t know that Aunt Betsy is one of the most important people in your life. However, you also need to be able to trust his or her artistic vision, and follow his or her suggestions.
Price is Important, But …
As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. When it comes to hiring a wedding photographer – or a destination wedding photographer – you need to stay within your budget but still feel confident that you will get treasured photos from your wedding day. A good wedding photographer will have a variety of packages and prices from which to choose. This way, you can book a talented photographer at a price you can afford.
How do you want to spend your money? Invest in something you will love and enjoy for the rest of your lives together without regrets & always remember, “You get what you pay for.”
More than Pictures
A good wedding photographer becomes part of the infrastructure of your wedding day, and is an expert you can rely on for advice. He or she can guide you through the maze of engagement photos, rehearsal dinner photos, and other event photography by offering advice on settings, hair and makeup, and even clothing that will help you shine.
Ultimately, your goal is to find a wedding photographer that will make your memories last forever. When you hire a photographer who is experienced, whom you connect with, and who has the pricing you need, you’ll have a professional at your side who can ensure that you can relax and most importantly, enjoy your special day.
Still Haven’t Found The Right One?
Then just let us know. We’ll be more than happy to help you find the perfect photographer for your wedding. We’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with Melbourne’s best and finest wedding photographers, and we’d be more than happy to send you a select few who we think could provide you with the wedding photos you want and ultimately deserve.