5 tips on hiring a seasoned wedding photographer
Professional photography is one of the most essential parts to your wedding day planning. It is one of only two forms of capturing and remembering your wedding day. Photography and video.
Photography is the most visible part of the day that you have the option to look through your wedding album, online gallery, printed photos, or creating wall art.
When choosing a seasoned, professional wedding photographer consider these five key elements:
1) You want quality images from your engagement and wedding day.
Experience with all types of lighting, locations, and the entire process from start to finish, no matter the location, season or time of day of your wedding and bridal photos.
Someone who knows their camera and how to use it
in all types of locational settings whether it is inside or outdoors, a sunny summer afternoon or evening setting, or a unique situation with various types of lighting.
Someone that uses the best quality choices if you desire a wedding album, prints, canvases, acrylic or metal art in your home.
2) You want a reliable photographer.
A professional is going to be on time, be there to work the entire time, and not make it a personal social event. They will be prepared to deliver what you want and make sure your day goes smoothly because they will have asked the important questions about your day beforehand so you don't have to worry that something will be missed. You can enjoy your day secure in the knowledge that your day will be captured right with the best experience possible for you.
3) A seasoned professional knows what to expect.
Whether you have an outdoor wedding, Lutheran ceremony, Catholic ceremony, or at a wedding venue, they have worked with many officiants, pastors, priests, and online certified individuals. They work with a venue coordinator both at the ceremony location and reception location. They know the timeline for the day and make sure to work with everyone to keep you from running behind or rushing through the entire day. Plus understand the guidelines that each may require because they have been through this many times and they will have confidence in any situation given to them.
4) Stress less means you celebrate more
A professional will provide you security knowing that they will provide you quality, results you are wanting, and showing up for the wedding. Their commitment to making your day fun, enjoyable, and stress free because it is priority number one. The less you have to be involved in decision making, the more it will allow you to go with the flow and embrace the day you both share together knowing that you have a photographer that has you covered.
5) This is your wedding day, the only one, make it count!
You will have the photographs for the rest of your life, there are no do-overs. You are only going to wear your wedding dress once and that is on your wedding day. All the time you put into your wedding, the vows you will exchange, and the time you will have with your spouse celebrating with grandparents, close family, and friends that are going to be captured by your photographer. Choosing someone that has all that has been mentioned will ensure you have it covered. Make it count! Make the memories last forever and have your wedding be the best day ever!
Seasoned 23 year Wedding PhotographerPaul D Manke Photography