Your wedding photography is something that you will look back on for years and years to come. After you have said your ‘I do’s,’ the cake has been cut and you have danced the night away, those memories will slowly fade, but having a great wedding photographer that can capture all of those special details and moments is such an important part of your wedding.
When the time comes for you to start looking for a photographer, SnapKnot can help by taking away the initial research you have to do. Simply sign up for a free account, include your wedding city location and the budget you are looking to spend and we will match you up with great photographers that match your needs.
But even with our help in finding a photographer, there are things you must do to ensure you get great photos on your wedding day. Here are 5 tips for taking awesome wedding photos.
1. Start Your Research Early
Many wedding photographers book up over a year in advance… some book up even further than that! You want to make sure you start doing your research for potential wedding photographers as early as you can.
2. Decide What Type Of Photos You Want
Are you looking for more traditional type of photos where everyone is posed or do you prefer a more candid look? While researching, look at other wedding photos to get an idea of what it is you want your photographer to capture for you. This is important to know early on so you can ensure the photographer you choose is skilled in the type of photos you want to have taken.
3. Meet Your Photographer In Person
Your photographer is going to play a very important role in your wedding day and you will be spending a good amount of time with them. You have most likely seen some of their work on their website, SnapKnot profile, or blog, but you want to make sure that you meet with them in person to get a feel of their personality. It is best to know ahead of time if you do not mesh well with the personality of the photographer… you would definitely rather figure that out in a meeting before you put down a deposit rather than butting heads on your wedding day.
This meeting is also a great time to see their work in person. Perhaps take a look through past wedding albums they have done, see first hand what products they offer in terms of prints, and more. It is also a great time to talk about any other photos you want to get including engagement or bridal portraits.
4. Ask Questions Before You Book
There are so many things you want to ask your photographer before you actually pay a deposit and book them for your wedding day. Here are a few important questions to ask:
- What types of packages do they offer?
- Will they be shooting alone or do they have an assistant or second shooter?
- Do they have any past client testimonials you can read?
- How long after the wedding will you get to see the photos?
Here is a complete list of questions you should ask your potential wedding photographer that you must read!