How do you choose a wedding photographer? Do you go with the cheapest? Do you choose the one your sister used? Do you pick your best friend’s cousin’s son? When choosing a wedding photographer, it is extremely important to choose wisely as they will be responsible for recording your event – something you will want to remember for years to come. There are five questions you should ask any wedding photographer who wants your business.
1 – Will you be actually taking the photos? Wedding photographers often have many photographers working for them. It is imperative that you meet the photographer who will be attending your wedding, not just a representative from the studio. It is important that get to know the actual photographer in charge of your wedding so that you can describe to them what you are looking for and make sure you have made a connection with this individual. You will be spending most of your wedding day with this person and it is imperative that you are able to work with his or her personality and style.
2 – What is your experience as a wedding photographer? There are many talented and professional photographers who claim to be wedding photographers as well. A true wedding photographer is a professional who specializes in weddings and has a portfolio that exhibits their skills and abilities. Make sure your photographer is an experienced and accomplished wedding photographer.
3 – Will you shoot in digital? By shooting in digital, you are afforded the ability to turn color photographs into very high quality black and white photographs, something that is not so easy with traditional photography without degradation in quality.
4 – How much direction will you allow in your photography? Many wedding photographers are particularly precious about what they will and will not shoot. You need to find a photographer who will accept your artistic direction, as well. Choose a photographer that demonstrate flexibility and has the ability to meet your needs.
5 – What is the deliverable format? With traditional (non-digital) photography, it is important to know whether you are buying the photographer’s time and expertise, or the negatives. Make sure you ask if you will be receiving the images on CD and do you have the right to make copies and prints.
Choosing a wedding photographer can be one of the most difficult parts of your wedding plans. Start looking early, and do as much research as you can to find the perfect wedding photographer for your wedding.
Here is a list of some wonderful wedding photographers in Washington/Baltimore area: