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My Photos Forever: Important Things to Consider When Selecting a Wedding Photographer

Your wedding day is the most overwhelming and intimate experience you will ever have. You’re publicly making an announcement and you’re celebrating the most private and important relationship in front of your friends, family, and relatives. Obviously, intimacy factor is the most important factor to consider when selecting a wedding photographer. Aside from the good deal in the price, packages, and their website, it is important that you are comfortable working with your wedding photographer on the most special day of your life. Most wedding couples prefer the journalistic type of photography, wherein in involves natural and unposed documentation of their wedding day, not interrupting the natural flow of the special occasion.

When it comes to studying the portfolio of your prospective wedding photographer, it is important to consider the lighting, composition, tools, and expertise. A good photographer is a good storyteller, and each photographer has a personal take on the best method to tell every story through wedding photos. Wedding photographers work with light all day in order to identify the perfect lighting to capture the best picture as much as possible, and different photographers play with light differently. Some photographers utilize light in creating mood and emotion, while others love bright photos, making the world look airy and light. It is crucial to pay close attention to the lighting quality in the pictures as you start looking through your prospective photographers’ portfolios. Are the wedding photos bright and romantic or dark and moody? Wedding photographers capture photos differently with the use of various strategies and techniques, but there will most likely one that will stand out from the rest. There are photographers who prefer to use whatever light is available or natural light instead of lighting setups like flash, and they call themselves as “natural light photographers”. Experts advise that if the venue will be held somewhere in a dark place without a lot of windows or adequate natural light to hire a photographer who knows how to create light as needed, so it is best to look for photos that have similar characteristics to your wedding venue.

Look for reception photos because these are not usually added to photographers’ portfolios. Reception areas are usually held indoors where there is limited or inadequate lighting, so by asking some few samples of reception shots will give you an idea how your prospective photographer handles this kind of situation. If you observe that almost all of the reception pictures are a little blurry, or they were converted to black and white, then low-light situations are probably not the forte of your prospective photographer. For more information about wedding photography, feel free to view our portfolio on our website or contact us directly.Resources – Getting Started & Next Steps

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