Wedding without photographers is like serving yourself a high class dinner that you’ll only have once in your life without taking a picture first. You don’t want to miss important moments that you want to show off to others. In order to keep and show the best of your wedding, you would want to carefully make your choice.
Many married couples have chosen their photographers, and these are some mistakes they made:
Female wedding photographer? It is a rare job that female choose, yet, some of you might be shunning this bias. Is this still something that’s so common to be addressed?
Sadly, yes. Many people tend to assume that male photographers are ‘better and work harder’ than women. This tendency brings people to value male more compared to female. They may also draw this conclusion by saying that there are many famous musicians and artists from the past that are males. Well, apparently, women were disregarded during those moments, which is the only reason that males artwork and masterpieces are more appreciated.
Female wedding photographer should not be your ‘backup plan’. Regard their skills and professionalism just like how you’d do to male, because the only thing a female wedding photographer is lacking is strength if compared to the opposite sex.
Little to no communication
It happens! Really, many people of different backgrounds have different approach to this, but there are people that assume you should just come to venue, take pictures, and then go home. Send the album when you’re done.
Well, please, don’t do that. You want quality pictures, you tell them what you want. Photographers have their own style and way of taking pictures. Also, by doing this you can warm up to each other so that during the wedding you’ll be more comfortable to each other.
You can conduct interview sessions with your potential choices first. Talk to them and ask what kind of pictures they take and their experiences in doing wedding photography. Whether you are taking pictures during the wedding, pre-wedding pictures or both, ask them are they familiar with the job and the place that the pictures will be taken.
They’re not God, they don’t know what is it that you like. If there are any particular style, place or props that you want, tell them about it. Ask if it is possible to do the things you want during the photography session at least the day before. Depending on the place, it could be dangerous or unsuitable.
This also apply if the photographers themselves don’t seem to be showing personal interest in your wedding and just went ahead on mentioning prices and packages (though they are also important to consider). A photographer that wants to know about you and tell you about the pictures he or she imagines before offering the prices are better.
These are mistakes that one should avoid while looking for your photographers. Remember that your wedding only last a day or two, but your photos will last forever with your spouse, so do not make a choice of someone that will create disappointing pictures of a lifetime!