How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

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If you value photography, the task of picking a wedding photographer can be daunting. There are no re-dos. You’re spending a lot of money. And you can’t see the final product in advance. In addition, I’ve heard too many horror stories about being disappointed of heartbroken because of wedding photographers not delivering.

So, I thought I’d share a few tips on making this huge decision. As a photographer, it’s hard to be objective, but I honestly do not believe I am the right choice for every bride and vice versa.

Three pieces of advice:

1. When you view their photos, you feel something

You are hiring an artist with a specific eye and heart. You want to resonate with how they see and capture the world around them. And if you feel something when you look through their portfolio at a bunch of strangers’ wedding photos, you are guaranteed to love your own photos all the more!

Salt Lake Cactus & Tropicals Wedding Caili Chung

2. Ask to view an entire wedding worth of photos

Any photographer can show you a slideshow of their best 50 photos they’ve ever shot and you will be impressed. But that won’t give you a good sense for what your wedding photos will look like. You want to make sure they have good quality photos throughout the course of one entire wedding.

There are so many photographers who can take a great photo outside when the sun is out. However, it requires a completely different skill set in order to take a great photo indoors when there isn’t as much light. Please please please make sure that your photographer will be able to take good pictures no matter what scenario they’re placed in.

3. Make sure you like them as a person

Whoever you pick to be your photographer is going to be around you and your family for many hours on the best day of your life. So you want to feel comfortable with them and most of all, be able to trust them.

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