– The skill to make the images tell a story (this is especially important if they will be putting together an album for you)
– The confidence to work under any condition of light, weather, and/or time constraints (you want someone who can work well under pressure especially if you are having a big wedding)
– A complete set of images from the same wedding, not a series of selective one-offs
– Confidence in shooting one person or a group of over 100 people
– An eye for using different locations well to set the stage for the photographs
Usually, it’s best to meet your photographer in person as it is a good opportunity to ask them any questions you have (we’ll cover the specific questions you should ask in another post). Go through their work and if you like what you see, then you are ready to move on to the next stage of the discussion – the fees.
Wedding photography is incredibly personal and you want to make sure you have a good rapport with your wedding photographer as this is the person who is capturing some of the most important moments of your life. I like to think of it as the beginning of a beautiful, lifelong relationship, as ideally this will be the same who’ll be shooting your maternity, baby and family sessions.
Ok – so that’s a very brief introduction to things you should think about when picking a wedding photographer – I hope that helps. Feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions.
Oh, before I head out, here’s one of my favourite pictures from a wedding a couple of years back. Vicki was such a beautiful bride, I don’t think she took one bad picture. 🙂
Have a great weekend.