One of the most major decisions that you will ever get to come across when it comes to planning a wedding would have to be the part where you look for a wedding photographer to hire. This is something that you should be extra serious about and something that you should highly consider because there are so many things at stake. Remember that your wedding happens only once (on most cases) and will prove to be one of the most important days of your life. You need to make sure that you are able to immortalize the moments as they come by during the event day. These memories will last you for years and years to come, probably all throughout you and your partner’s lifetime.
Memories have that fleeting nature and they tend to fade and blur out in time but modern technology has gifted you with the opportunity to be able to “freeze” time so that you can go back to it any time you would like and it will all seem like it was yesterday. Word to wise, get with a veritably seasoned professional to get the job done, by all means and you should be just fine.
Tip number one: Only go with a wedding photographer who has a steady team of professionals like himself to back him up.
No matter how great a photographer may claim be may be, it will all be for naught if he runs as a lone wolf. That kind of setup just won’t work when it comes to huge weddings. The responsibilities are usually tremendous and there are so many risks that can happen (and may just be waiting to happen) any time all throughout the event as it pans out. You need the team as an assurance that the photographer has people to pick up the slack and fix things if they do not exactly go on as planned.
Tip number two: Have a long discussion about the photography details.
Be assertive and clear about the things that you would like to have in your wedding coverage. Have the photographer sit down with you so you can go over it with him and let him know that you would like to hear what he has to say about things as well. You need to go back and forth and be honest with each other. If you have a so-called list of shots that you think you just need to have by all means, whatsoever then give it to your photographer. Let them know how crucial it is for you and how you absolutely cannot do without it.
Tip number three: Ask them what kind of format they are shooting in
Any wedding photographer who is worth his salt will tell you right off the bat that he is shooting in RAW format. RAW captures the images in their purest essence, making sure that nothing is auto whitewashed or edited. This gives the photographer the chance be able to easily fix any flaws such as blur and overexposure and also a lot of artistic room to touch the photos up and get the effect that he would like them to have.