Choosing a wedding photographer can be a difficult task as it is a special day and the photos will be with you forever to keep the memories fresh. There are some precautions you can take, however, to make sure that you select a reliable and experienced photographer who will be able to create snaps of lovely moments of the occasion.
While considering the budget is important, you need to select a Brisbane wedding photographer who is able to do the style of photography that you prefer. You have to understand the style of photography you need for the occasion first. There is photojournalistic photography that is quite popular for modern weddings where mostly candid photos are taken. The photographer will stay among your guests so that they are able to capture candid moments when they happen. They focus more on the emotions of the moment and it tells a story about the wedding day.
There is no posing in this type of photography so it is ideal if you feel uncomfortable posing for photos. This way, you can enjoy the wedding with the guests and your partner and all memorable moments will be captured realistically by the photographer. Then there is traditional photography where there are more posed photos. This is more formal than photojournalism and you will have to pose the way the photographer directs you. The shots will be beautiful and perfectly lit as the environment that you are posing in can be controlled to achieve the perfect shot. You can also choose a photographer who will be able to do a combination of these two styles.
Once you understand what you want, you have to set a budget. You have to look at how other areas of the wedding day are budgeted and how much you can allocate to this. You can check for starting prices for photographers on websites or you can contact them to get an initial quote and compare several to get an idea of what suits your budget best. Make sure to look through the photography style of those that you have received quotations. You can look at different photographers’ official websites or social media to get an idea of their style and whether or not it speaks to you. You can make a list of the photographers you like so that you can narrow it down.
It is very important that you look for customer testimonials and ask for recommendations from friends and family to get an idea of how it is to work with this photographer. You will be able to see many social media and online reviews about the photographer. You can go on wedding forums to get recommendations as well.
You can ask the photographer to share customer testimonials if they are not available on the site. But generally, social media can help you in this consideration a lot. However, make sure that you go through the portfolio of the photographer to understand what a full wedding album provided by them will be like. This will give you an idea of what you will receive.