First, find out how much experience your photographer has. Have they actually shot a wedding on their own. How many weddings have they been too? Did they go to school to study photography or have they taught themselves? There are no right or wrong answers to any of these questions but it is good to know what level of experience your photographer has.
Hiring the Wedding photographer dorset based on budget alone. Budget is indeed important but you might want to look at the photographer’s past work. Sometimes they work for a larger company who hire photographers and only charge an annual fee. The best way to deal with this is to find your top ten Toronto wedding photographers that you want to potentially hire within your price range and consult with all of them until you find the right one for you. Prices vary but a more expensive price does not always mean a better quality photographer.
Of course there are other important thing to consider like, the things that I do naturally like my professionalism, my mannerisms, my confidence, my pleasantness, most of all SMILE! My temperament is genuine and each client/vendor that I meet at an event gets the same attention, same genuine passion for providing excellent service, the same 110% effort in my interactions with them.
Professional photographers often charge a lot and your budget might not be able to handle it. Do you have a friend or a relative that likes to take pictures? If there is, then you might want to get him or her to take photos of your wedding. Of course, you should find out first if he or she is a decent enough photographer. You could ask them for sample photos to help you make a decision. If you think they are not that bad and they are actually pretty good, why not hire them at once? By doing this, you surely will save a lot of money!
Next thing is to setup a website. You can go to zenfolio and it’s pretty much automated, hey I was able to do it myself. Put some of your better pictures on there.
If its too good to be true… If your photographer is advertising prices that are much less than their competition – they are most likely inexperienced or unqualified. If its too good to be true – it probably is. By in large, you really do get what you pay for.
Most photographers don’t provide you with the photographs on DVD – so check the re-print prices before you sign-up. This could save you in the long-run!
And finally…think about the album The album is effectively a family heirloom – it will be passed from generation to generation. Check the quality of the album – the print quality of the pictures and the quality of the finish. Photographs slipping out, poor alignment or poor colour in pictures are all warning signs. With storybook albums, ensure the corners have not peeled in the sample albums. Ask the question: – would you be proud to show this album to your friends – and possibly your children in 50years time?