While you are making arrangements and taking care of things you realize how quickly the time flees and you have hardly any time to cherish the special moments. It is the wedding album that captures all those candid and special moments which you can cheer forever and show it to your grandchildren too. Some points on how to choose a photographer to cover your wedding. They will not only give you some idea of the type of photographer you want but also show you what needs to be covered to make for a perfect wedding album.
Start a Little Early
If you have decided upon the dates of your marriage, then do not wait anymore but immediately start searching for a reputed photographer and make bookings in advance. While making your search, try and ask for samples of their photography. Just do not go by the handful of samples as they are surely the chosen best pictures from multiple weddings. Once you like something in particular, ask for the full wedding coverage too to be absolutely sure.
List down What You Want
As you plan for your wedding photo shoot, take down on the points that you two want to cover for your wedding. Sit together and then go through the details about what needs to be captured, the sequence and the variety of shots you wish to do and give all these detailed notes to your team of photographers so that everything that needs to be covered is done according to your wishes. Make sure that the images captured by the photographers are not spooky but look genuine, showing true love and happiness on the faces of the wedding party.
Arrange for a Meeting
It is a great idea to arrange for a few personal meets with your photographer way before your wedding as everything cannot be conveyed properly over phone calls and emails. The meeting also ensures that you get accustomed to the company of the photographer and the personal interaction can remove all the hesitation and awkwardness towards the camera while the photographs are being taken.
Sign a Legal Contract
Once you have decided upon the photographer and the details that you want to be covered, lay them down on paper with all the details. Points such as duration, type of package, cost and the hours assigned, all should be covered in black and white once you are sure of the photographer. If there are some special requests, then they should also be mentioned in the contract, so that you get exactly what have paid for the photo shoot.
Schedule Beforehand for Portrait Photos
Since the wedding days will be hectic ones with hardly any time to give special attention to the photography, schedule your single and couple portrait photos as well as bridal portraits or family portraits a day or two before the celebrations. It leaves you ample time to prepare for the photos and you are not that nervous or in a mess as you will be in the days of the celebrations.