Wedding photography, whether it is for your pre-wedding photography or for your actual wedding day photography, it is important to meet him/her prior to your session or event. This meetup provides you with greater insights as to several aspects which can ultimately affect the outcome of your wedding photographs.
Want to perfect your wedding photographs as keepsake? Read on!
Important Reasons Why You Should Meet Up With Your Wedding Photographer Prior To Engaging Him #1 : Experience
One of the most important reasons why you engage a wedding photographer is because he would have had some experience in wedding photography. One very significant point to remember at the back of your mind is that every different photography, e.g. landscape photography, food photography, fashion photography, including wedding photography, requires different photography skills. A wedding photographer may not necessarily have the skills and expertise to photograph landscapes.
This brings us to the main gist of this point – number of years of experience. By meeting up with your wedding photographer, it offers you the opportunity to review his portfolio. While analysing his portfolio, you would be at a better position to access if the quality of his work matches the number of years of experience he claims.
Delving deeper, you would also be able to find out if the wedding photographer has the area of expertise which you are looking for. For instance, if you are looking for a more vintage rustic feel for your pre-wedding photography, check to see if he has done such photoshoots before. At the same time, you will be able to evaluate his editing skills to further enhance the desired look. For your actual wedding day photography, one important element that you should look out for when reviewing the portfolio is whether the wedding photographer has an eye for detail. To be able to capture special moments which happens only once in a lifetime during a wedding event requires full attentiveness and meticulousness. If you come across wedding photographs which only capture subject matters who have been staged for photography, then you may want to reconsider engaging that wedding photographer.
Seeing is believing.
Important Reasons Why You Should Meet Up With Your Wedding Photographer Prior To Engaging Him #2 : Event Rundown
This reason relates more so for your actual wedding day photography. Prudently, having an event rundown would facilitate the whole wedding day process. Wedding couple, together with their entourage would have a clearer view of the specific schedule for the day. Most people overlook the fact that wedding entourage also includes your wedding photographer.
By meeting up with your wedding photographer, you would be able to brief him better on your event rundown. Essential details that have to be told to your wedding photographer include the time required for his wedding photography services, the locations which he has to be there and so forth. This can apply to both pre-wedding photography and actual wedding day photography!
This would give him a better idea on the overall timeline as well as to facilitate his schedule for the day. Lastly, it is also important for him to check if he has any other appointments or engagements which may clash with your preferred day and time.
Important Reasons Why You Should Meet Up With Your Wedding Photographer Prior To Engaging Him #3 : Expectations
The most common reason for conflicts to arise between the wedding couple and the wedding photographer is due to the misalignment of expectations.
For example, if the wedding couple prefers a certain feel for their wedding photography, this should be conveyed to the wedding photographer during the meet up.
Perhaps, you may want to adopt the Korean look and feel, which your wedding photographer may or may not have experience in achieving that, depending on their experience (see point 1).
Many wedding couples do not meet up with their wedding photographer because they find it unnecessary. However, in order to achieve satisfied results and avoid any potential conflicts, meeting up with your wedding photographer is highly encouraged. This applies to both pre-wedding photography and actual wedding day photography.
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