5 HUGE MISTAKES when selecting a wedding photographer

August 28, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

FIVE huge mistakes when selecting a wedding photographer

Here is a list of some of the things you should consider when looking for a  wedding photographer. 

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//1 Not meeting with the person photographing the wedding.

When selecting a wedding photographer you are selecting more than just a photographer for your wedding day. You are hiring a wedding photographer that will be with you, your family and your group all day on your wedding day. Personality is a huge part of the selection process and should not be overlooked or discounted in any way.

Your  wedding photographer’s personality can set the tone for your entire wedding day and your bridal party. Ultimately it can impact your wedding photography altogether. You will more than likely be working with your wedding photographer for a year, or longer in some cases, by the time you factor in your engagement session and post wedding photography and albums.

//2 Only considering the price.  

While price is always a factor when selecting your wedding photographer, it should NOT be the only thing that matters. If your determined to find the cheapest price then your not looking for us.  We are not the cheapest and we are not the most expensive.  There is always someone who is cheaper.  All too often we hear horror stories from brides who made a decision for their wedding photography based purely on price. It turns out to be foolish in the end. When its all said and done, your wedding photography will be all you have to remember your wedding day.

//3 Only getting the digital files on a disc and not thinking about a wedding album.

What will you do with all your images from your wedding photographer? Most people opt to place them in a beautifully designed wedding album that your wedding photographer should provide you with. Don’t underestimate the importance of a wedding album from your wedding day. This is your first family heirloom and your one keepsake you will have forever to remember your  wedding.  If you are only getting the disc and are planning to make your own wedding album please don't put it off.  Can you imagine your disc of wedding photos sitting in a drawer for years.  That is why it is sometimes better to have your wedding photographer design the album.  

When selecting a  wedding photographer you should look for an album that best represents you and your new family. Wedding albums come in all shapes and sizes. Questions you should ask. Your  wedding photographer 1) How many pages come in the wedding album? 2) How many images will be in the wedding album? 3) What leather options are available for my wedding album?

 

//4 Not planning for enough time to capture the day.

Something often overlooked when selecting a wedding photographer is the number of hours that will be offered during the coverage of your wedding. Typically you will want your wedding photographer to be with you to document all the moments of your wedding day. After all, that’s what you are hiring them for. That being said, typical coverage requirements for your day is 6 - 8 hours.   Jackie and I are involved with our couples weeks before the wedding planning a time-line so the day will go smoothly.  

 

//5 Only having one wedding photographer can be a mistake.

How many  wedding photographers will you need? Most weddings need at least two wedding photographers. This ensures that your wedding photographer is focused on working with your group and directing the day and allows the second wedding photographer to have coverage going on at the same time.

We find that by having two wedding photographers at your wedding, your wedding photography needs can best be met all while ensuring that nothing gets missed from your big day.

Warren and Jackie | Brown's Photography | 405-612-7379

Oklahoma Wedding Photographers based in Stillwater, Serving all of Stillwater, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Wichita, Denver, St Louis, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado and nation-wide.  

To contact us about your wedding day click HERE.

 

 


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