It happens in a flash – quite literally. Before you know it, the vows have been said, the bouquet has been tossed and the father/daughter dance is but a memory as you begin your new life with your partner. The one tangible thread that keeps those memories close to the heart for years to come is the photos and video captured on your special day.
Never has it been more important to choose the right photographer for an event. Graduation photos can be retaken if the shoot is a bust. Wedding photos cannot. That means they have to be done right the first time around. And as the bride, it’s a task that often falls upon your shoulders.
Keep it professional. Just about everyone has a friend or a family member who is good with a camera, but this is one of those days when a trained professional should be behind the lens. It’s also one of those times when the bride and groom shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions – even the hard ones, like do you have a backup available if you’re out of commission that day and are there any hidden costs.
While questions are important, many brides find that have to trust their gut when it comes to choosing wedding vendors. While searching for the right photographer, don’t be embarrassed to let personality play a role. From getting ready for the ceremony through the end of the reception, the photographer will be an integral part of your wedding day – and it will be so much more pleasant for everyone if it’s someone whose personality gels with your own. No one wants to feel like they’re being stalked during one of the most important days of their lives. A good wedding photographer should be able to sneak in and out of the crowd throughout the event without affecting the activity about them.