Photographing a wedding is much more than having a good camera and snapping a lot of pictures. The goal of this post is to provide you with the best information so you can make the right choice when hiring a wedding photographer in Phoenix, AZ area.
What to look for in the wedding photographer?
Experience & Creativity…
A professional wedding photographer must not only be completely versed in the technical side of the trade, but he must also be artistic and creative. Those are two completely opposite personality traits. How many people do you know are very technologically savvy and artistically creative at the same time?
A photographer technical skill and creativity is just as important as the wedding photographer people skills. How well do you get along with your wedding photographer? Are they outgoing, personable, charismatic, professional, and honest? Do they make you feel comfortable? Remember, a wedding photographer will need to spend a full day with you, and take a pictures of your most important moment in your life.
Wedding Photography is a business so you need to make sure you hire a wedding photographer who is running it as a business. You don’t want to hire a wedding photographer who is going to be late or worst, not even show up. Remember, you need to trust your wedding photographer on so many different levels… Keep looking until you find a wedding photographer you can fully trust.
Quantity vs. Quality
I want you to ask your self how good is it if your wedding photographer delivers 2000 pictures but when you receive them, you cannot find one good shot. How good is it if along with those 2000 bad pictures, you also get a photo album, 100 printed pictures, online library etc…
Times are tough, economy is bad and most of us are on a tight budget. But my point is that you should not be so concern about a quantity. If your photographer delivers good pictures, you can always make your album even 5 years from now. If you have a bed pictures, extra stuff will never be good enough. They will always be nothing else but a bunch of bad pictures.
The bottom line…
After you’ve done all your research and finish interviewing wedding photographers, the bottom line usually involves these three questions:
• Do you like the photographer’s work?
• Do the photographer’s prices fit within your budget?
• Are you pleased with the photographer’s professionalism, style and personality?
If you can answer “yes” to all three of these questions, you are well on your way to making the right decision. If the answer is “no” to one or more of these questions, you might want to shop around a bit more before making your final decision.
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