You’ve probably heard about wedding photography before, but do you know what makes a good one? Read on to find out!
Â Wedding photography is an art form that requires creativity, patience, and skill. It takes a lot of planning and preparation to capture your story images for your special day. We The Noah's have a pre-production day to go over all the notes we made during our meeting from the feeling of nostalgia to the rose garden that was one of the reasons why you picked this venue.
One of the first things to consider when hiring a photographer is whether he or she has experience with weddings. If you’re looking for something more than just snapshots, you should hire someone who specializes in capturing moments like these. A wedding day goes by in a blink of an eye and a wedding photographer that has shot over 50 weddings will know what to anticipate and when to pay attention. We are bi-lingual and you might think why does that matter? It is for times during the getting ready when your bridesmaids are sharing a story about you. We are paying attention to the small details, the emotions and laughs that come naturally with it. Experience is key.
There are several different ways to go about finding a professional photographer. First, check online directories such as Top Wedding Suppliers and Google Maps to see if anyone has posted reviews. Second, ask friends and family members for recommendations. Finally, search Instagram for wedding photographers or even wedding videographers. It will show you their style of editing, composition and story telling methods.
Budgets are important, but this is an investment. When the flowers wilt and the food is eaten, your photos and video will stand the test of time. Whether it is me or someone else, don't skimp in this area! You can save by buying your own flowers or baking your own cake. In our experience two things at a wedding that gets overlooked by guests attending.
Personality is a key factor when choosing a photographer. You might have someone that is shy and introverted which is hands off on the day and allows everything to happen as it happens. You could also have someone that is extroverted and takes command of the day so that you can enjoy the time with guest and don't need to worry about being on time or what happens next on the agenda.
Choosing a wedding photographer that communicates regularly and is available to meet up for a coffee, zoom or just phone call is important. You want your photographer to interact as a friend and not someone that is just there on the day to take the photos and get paid. Also are emails and messages generic or is there some of their personality intertwined in how they communicate.