3 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Wedding Photographer
3 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN HIRING A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Once couples get engaged the process of planning the wedding kicks into high gear. It starts by finding the right dress, venue and of course, the perfect wedding photographer. For most couples, this is the first time they ever hire a professoinal photographer. It can be an intimidating and stressful experience. You are being presented different packages, prices, albums, contracts and portfolios.
To help you through the process, here are 3 mistakes you should avoid at all costs when hiring a photographer for your wedding day.
THE ALBUM CAN WAIT
PRIORITIZING PRODUCTS OVER PHOTOGRAPHY
If you have a limited budget it may seem like a good idea to find a wedding photographer who includes everything you could ever hope for in their cheapest package. Some photographers offer unlimited hours of coverages, a free album and even wall prints. However, we suggest couples invest money into a good photographer and not on a wedding album.
While we do believe in printing your photos, you are better off with beautiful images on a hard drive than bad images in a poorly constructed wedding album. Besides, you can always get your album made in the future.
Many of our clients come back to us a year or more after their wedding for their album. There is no rush!
IT’S NOT ABOUT THE CAMERA
A great camera doesn’t make you a good photographer. Your uncle Bob might have a new DSLR with wonderful lenses, but just because he is offering his services as wedding gift doesn’t mean you have to take it. Do you really want your wedding day left in the hands of an amateur? So many moments occur on a wedding day that cannot be recreated. Put your trust into a professional.
You need to look at your wedding photos like an investment in your future. In 20 years you will be happy you paid a little more for a good photographer.
Besides, when you look back at your wedding, after all the food is eaten and the flowers have wilted away, all you have left are your wedding photos. A great photographer is a sound investment in the preservation of your memories.
IT’S ALL ABOUT PERSONALITY
FIND A PHOTOGRAPHER YOU WOULD WANT TO BE FRIENDS WITH
Hiring a wedding photographer is not like hiring a plumber. We spend some of the most important hours of your life with you. From the engagement session all the way through to the end of your wedding day, a wedding photographer will be with you through some of the most intimate and important moments of your life. It’s important that you like them beyond the images they capture.
Couples should spend time reading reviews as well as sitting down with their photographer over coffee. Get to know them and see if the fit is right.
Mandy & Randy is a Montreal based wedding photography studio that photographs weddings throughout the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. We also offer destination weddings.
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We hope to have the pleasure of being your wedding photographer!
Mandy & Randy