Sincere emotions, spectacular gowns, beautiful landscapes and nice props – what else can we see in the perfect photos? But there are still some details to think about. They may not be obvious, yet make wishes come true. Whatever event you need photographer services for, there are some points for your consideration:
- your ideas
- photographer’s portfolio
- photographer’s personality
- editing quality
Choosing the photographer, the only right thing to do is trust your ideas and listen to your heart. If you like the photos you see, then it may be your photographer. Check other websites with photos of this professional. They should be done in the same way. Consistent style is a good sign of an experienced photographer. Even shooting of radically different events can be performed in the same style.
If you really liked the photographer, then check the whole portfolio. You may look through official website or social media. Or even both. That would be better. Check how the professional works with different lighting, different locations and different people. Taking photos of a couple only is much easier than providing photographer services for the family with kids or for traditional wedding with numerous guests. Is this professional capable of various photo shoot types?
It is good if the photographer has a lot of reviews not just on the official website, but also from some other sources. Try to find the portfolio on other special websites and check the reviews.
Another option is involving a vendor you’ve already chosen for your event. They may recommend an experienced professional or they may know the one you consider. If they have worked together, you will receive a firsthand opinion.
Together with a high level of proficiency, a good photographer is also a person whose soft skills resonate with what you like. The most beautiful photos can be taken only if you feel good around this person. That’s why a meeting is highly recommended. It will allow you to discuss all your ideas. Besides, you will get advice from a professional. A good photographer will be able to relax you no matter how nervous you are.
Once the photo session is over, editing is the only thing that will have crucial impact on the photos. Try to remember what you have seen looking through the photographer’s portfolio. Did it seem like all the pictures were edited too intensively? Did people look like plastic mannequins? Too obvious and unnatural editing is never a good sign. If you like the poses and think people look nice and natural, then the photos are good.