Trying to find a great wedding photographer that will be able to capture spectacular-looking photos on your wedding day? It may surprise you but lots of people end up disappointed with how their wedding photos turn out, and in many cases it is due to mistakes that they made when choosing a photographer.
To avoid making these mistakes you need to carefully weigh your options. Additionally, knowing some of the more common mistakes can be a big help:
- Trying to look for the cheapest photographer
Although you don’t always get what you pay for, if you’re trying to look for the cheapest photographers you can’t really expect much. Typically photographers that are willing to charge bottom dollar are new to the industry and don’t have much experience.
Because of that their photos may not turn out that great, and they may miss out on some of the key moments of your wedding.
- Not ensuring that you’re on the same page in terms of the style
In many cases the photographer that you choose may not be completely clear about the style of photography that you want. Generally it stems from a failure to communicate or understand it.
While identifying the style of wedding photography that you prefer is a good start, you should also try to create a mood board. The mood board is a compilation of other photos that you find attractive, and can act as a visual style guide for your wedding photographer.
- Only looking at the portfolio
Always remember that your wedding photographers’ portfolio will consist of their best shots. In other words it is a sample of their best work, but not necessary an accurate depiction of what your wedding photos will look like.
Instead of only looking at the portfolio, you should ask your wedding photographer to show you any complete wedding albums that they’ve worked on in the past. That will let you gauge how good they are far more reliably.
- Hiring photographers that you find difficult to work with
At the end of the day you must make sure that you’re able to work with the wedding photographer that you hire. If you find it difficult because of their personality or any other reason – things could get tense on the big day.
To put it simply, if you suspect that working with a wedding photographer will be difficult – it is best to err on the side of caution. The last thing that you want is yet another reason to be stressed on your wedding day.
- Settling on packages that have extras you don’t need
The majority of wedding photographers nowadays offer ‘packages’ that incorporate various extras above and beyond the shooting fee and the fee for photos. Some packages may provide special effects, additional lighting, fancy wedding albums, pre-wedding shoots, and so on.
If the extras are tempting and you feel that you want them – great. However if they aren’t you shouldn’t ‘settle’ for a package that has too many of them, otherwise you’ll end up wasting quite a bit of money.
If you avoid these mistakes you should be able to select a great Yorkshire wedding photographer, or one from a location that is nearer to you. It will help to ensure that the photos that are produced will match the vision that you had in mind.
It should be noted that you may make other mistakes as well – and that is completely normal. However you should try to be as careful as you can and always think about how it may affect your wedding photos.