Tips on Choosing a Wedding Photographer
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Sunday, May 12, 2019
By James Vincent


  1. The first item is obvious: be sure you see samples of the photographer's work. The following items are just as important and many times are overlooked by people hiring a wedding photographer for the first time.
  2. Some companies have more than one photographer. Be sure that the sample photographs you are shown were taken by the photographer who would be doing your wedding.
  3. Make sure you meet and talk with the photographer who would be doing your wedding. Some will try to tell you want you want, and others will be more cooperative by making suggestions and asking you what you want. Some photographers will try to run your wedding. Keep in mind that a professional photographer is not necessarily a good wedding organizer, although some will insist on imposing "their rules" on you. Ask a lot of questions to be sure you know what kind of person you are hiring. You want to have a wonderful day the day you get married and the last thing you need is an uncooperative photographer who insists on doing things his/her way and causes you grief on that special day.
  4. Some photographers make a large percentage of their income by charging you overtime. Make sure you know exactly how much of their time you are paying for on your wedding day, and be sure it is enough time to suit your needs.
  5. With some photographers it is difficult to figure out exactly how much you will be paying until it's all over. Other photographers offer packages that are much easier to understand. After talking with the photographer about pricing, if you don't feel comfortable with knowing what you will get and how much it will cost, you will probably not be happy with the final bill. 
  6. Make sure there will be a signed contract, ask for a copy, read it carefully, and compare it with the contracts of other photographers before signing.
  7. Some photographers deliver the finished product quicker than others. Be sure to ask about this.


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