It is true that you get what you pay for! When it comes to capturing the most essential and memorable moments of your Wedding, it does not come cheap.
Long after the last wedding guest has left and the wedding has become a distant memory in the humdrum of every day life you will open those beautiful Albums that you prepared so painstakingly and relive the precious moments.
The radiant Bride in her glorious bridal gown, the proud parents, the nervous bashful groom, it will all come back in memory as if it was only yesterday. That's what the Wedding Photography is all about to capture those beautiful and not so beautiful moments of your Big Day.
When it comes to planning your wedding photography, the most important aspect is to have an idea of the wedding moments you want to capture and immortalize.
Then comes the task of finding the right photographer with the right kind of personality to immortalize your wedding moments and capture those essential details of the wedding you worked so hard to attain.
This will require more than scanning the phone book or Internet to find the least expensive package deal, If you are only willing to pay the minimum amount, you might just end up with minimum wedding photography service too.
Realize that wedding photography services will consume a significant portion of your wedding budget from the start so you can allocate enough resources for this category of your budget. Also keep in mind that it is an absolute essential to book this kind of talent early on in the wedding planning stages, at least 6 months to a full year before the wedding date. If the wedding is taking place during the summer or holidays this becomes even more imperative. Although that offer from your Uncle Joe to take photographs at your wedding (for free!) as his gift to you sounds tempting, you should politely refuse the offer. This is no time for skimping on unprofessional shots.
To choose your photographer
1. Check Background, References, Samples or Portfolio.
2. View multiple images of their work from the same wedding not just the best work.
3. Check any complaints against the service, person or company before hiring them.
4. How long they have been in business to give you an idea of their experience.
5. Ask about backup equipment in case of some technical failure.
When selecting the wedding ceremony and reception location keep in mind the following points:
1. Make sure the Photographer has access to the Shots you want to get.
2. Reserve an Area for the Wedding Photographer for best shots and for the equipment setup and storage.
After the selection of Person in charge of the wedding Shots discuss What pictures should be taken and then give creative license to the photographer to do his job.
The following should be essential shots.
1. Wedding Pictures before the Ceremony
2. Wedding Shots at the Ceremony
3. Posed Wedding Photography Before the Reception
4. Shots at the reception
5. Shots before leaving and at the end of Reception
Your Wedding Day is for you to enjoy yourself, secure in the knowledge that some one capable, trustworthy and responsible is in charge of capturing your most important moments that will last forever. For that purpose advance planning will pay ten folds.