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There are so many wedding photographers/videographers out there, how the hell do you choose?!
Let's chat about how to choose an amazing wedding photographer/videographer.
Basically, you want to find someone who produces quality images and videos that you like, has experience and knows how to take charge, and has a personality that you enjoy. Each of these things are equally important, and I would say that you absolutely need to have 3/4 if you are going to enjoy your day and not regret your choices later.
SO, HERE IS THE ACTUAL LIST!:
Editing Style: Light and airy or deep and moody? Bright colors or muted colors? Film-inspired? Classic? Clean? You will need to decide how you want your photos to look, and find someone who edits that way.
Quality: This kind of goes with #3, experience. Usually quality is tied to experience, but not always! This is where the importance of viewing their portfolio comes in. You’ll want to look at weddings that they’ve done that are like yours, ie, indoor weddings if you plan on having it inside, or outdoor weddings if you plan on being in the wild blue yonder.
Experience: Experience, as stated, goes with quality, but it also makes a difference with posing and time management. Professionals who are experienced usually have posing down a little more, they know light, and they know how to keep everyone on the timeline. Timelines are important because you want to make sure you get everything you want!
Personality: Once you find a few people that fulfill the above criteria, you should absolutely interview them! Meet with them face to face or on FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, whatever, so that you can get a feel for their personality. Personality may seem like it won’t matter, but it absolutely does. The personality of your wedding professionals MAKES the day. If your photographer is light-hearted, fun, humorous, and sweet (hey, this sounds a lot like someone I know 😉 ), then your day will be way more fun!
Unfortunately, you won't always know if you chose well until after your wedding. Beautiful photos do not always =good experience with your wedding vendors! Hire someone you trust!
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