HOW TO FIND A GREAT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IS ABOUT MORE THAN THE CAMERA
WORD OF MOUTH IS THE BEST MARKETING
Picture this. Your friend goes to a restaurant, orders a steak and it is absolutely amazing. The best they have ever had! Blown away by how delicious it is, your friend raves to you about this amazing meal, telling you how you should definitely try it.
Now, to tweak the scenario a little bit. Same restaurant, same great steak. Only rather than hearing about it from your friend, you see a commercial advertising how great it is. Would you feel as motivated to try it as before? Probably not, and why is that? Truth is, the best marketing is a positive word of mouth.
Of course, advertising is important and we are in no way opposed to it. Most of our business does come however, from a positive word of mouth. The happy reviews clients will leave after having worked with us is priceless. Our clients recognise our commitment to excellence and it is for this reason why Mandy & Randy has become one of the most sought after wedding photography studios in Montreal.
See for yourself!
QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
If you google search “Montreal Wedding Photographer”, you will come across many photographers promising thousands of photos from your wedding day, along with free albums included in their packages. We however, prefer to stay focused on the actual quality of the work provided and not quantity of products delivered.
Would you rather have one or two amazing shots of your dad whipping a tear from his eye, or ten average shots? Would you rather have a free wedding album made from poor materials that will deteriorate and lose colour over time, or would you rather purchase a quality album handcrafted from premium materials?
Mandy & Randy is a luxury brand. However, we understand monetary constraints and it is for this reason we hold onto images for clients with a lifetime guarantee. This allows our clients to come back and make their wedding album whenever they are ready to; whether that be in 2, 3 or even 10 years after their wedding day.
When you invest in us, you are investing in a quality product that is sure to last you a lifetime.
WITHOUT CHANGE THERE IS NO INNOVATION
ARE THEY CREATIVE
In our opinion a great wedding photographer does not limit themselves to just wedding photography. It order to be a well rounded artist, they should be continually expanding their skill set both creatively and technically.
While our passion lies in wedding photography, we also love photographing landscapes, portraits, sports and concerts. This keeps us fresh and allows us to expand our creative abilities in different ways. We are better wedding photographers because we photograph more than just weddings.
MANNERS DO NOT GO OUT OF STYLE
Are they polite and charming
Having strong interpersonal skills is vital in the wedding industry. The fact of the matter is, the number of hours you spend with your photographer adds up quickly. Starting with the engagement session all the way through to the end of your wedding day to the preparation of your album, your photographer will be spending some of the most important hours of your life with you. For this reason, a photographer with a personality that matches yours is incredibly important. It is not enough to just like their pictures, you must get along as well.
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TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE
DO THEY OFFER MORE THAN ONE PHOTOGRAPHER
Weddings are a lot like a good book. You have your main story line that focuses on the lead characters, but you also have interesting subplots and without those, the book just would not be as interesting. Weddings are similar in that the bride and groom are the stars of the show, but their guests have multiple story lines occurring at the same time. These are not moments you want to miss.
For this reason, hiring a company that can offers you a minimum of two qualified photographers is incredibly important. In our case, Mandy & Randy has two lead photographers, as well as a team of trained associate photographers. So while the lead photographer is getting the bride and groom coming down the aisle, the second photographer is capturing grandma’s emotional reaction.
This is not to say that one photographer cannot capture most of the moments you want from your wedding day. However, even a great photographer cannot be in two places at once. For this reason, we always recommend two photographers regardless of the size of your wedding.
NO TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE ALIKE
DO YOU LIKE THEIR STYLE
We strongly encourage couples to take the extra time to research the portfolios of the wedding photographers they are considering. It may seem like a big task, but it definitely will be worth it in the end.
When considering a photographer, make sure their style of photography speaks to you and represent the vision you have for your wedding day; and when in doubt, ask to look at a larger collection of images from a wedding they photographed. No two weddings are alike, but seeing what a full wedding day coverage looks like can give you a better idea of what type of photos to expect.