Always ask to see a completed wedding album. It’s easy for any wedding photographer to show you a ‘Best Of…’ image selection but this could only be 20-30 images taken from 20-30 weddings. It’s easy for anybody to get one good photo from each wedding but it takes a quality photographer to provide consistent results throughout the whole day. Having said that, also ask to see an album of their best work, it also gives you a good idea of what they are capable of!
Before you decide on an Essex wedding photography, you first need to see their work. Never higher an individual before you see their portfolio. Generally this information is available on their website, but if not you can view the pictures in person. If you aren’t satisfied with the pictures, move on to the next photographer. There are dozens of different options within the city of Essex, and even if you don’t find the right photographer for you here, most photographers are willing to travel, so you can look for others in a different city. It all matters on if you like the style.
There are many, many different photographic studios – each with different styles and visions. Find a photographer style moves you. Ask to see additional samples of your work – not just what’s on their website. Styles range from traditional to photo journalism, art, the style, the mixture of elements from two or more basic style.
Now that you’ve decided on the style that’s right for you, it’s time to meet with the photographer. The most important question should be, who’s shooting my wedding? If you viewed a certain portfolio, you’ll want that photographer to show up the day of your wedding. Outline what’s included in your wedding contract, date, time, cost, and additional services. How much is the deposit and will it hold the date? Does the photographer double book dates? Do you get a copy of the images on CD and the right to print them? What is the refund policy?
Figure out what your photography strengths are… then cater to them. If you have a strong eye for photographing people… consider being a fashion or portrait photographer. It you’re particularly skilled at photographing buildings, consider shooting commercial real estate. And so on.
Do not feel as if you are being rude by requesting examples of their work. When you look at examples of potential photographers you are considering hiring, make sure that their photos have a good subject in each one, they are not blurry, there are no fingers visible in the photos and there are no shadows casting on things you feel are important in the pictures. You want to be one hundred percent satisfied with the work that you are going to be paying for because it is not going to be inexpensive. Be sure that the photographer also gives you a disk of all the copies of the photos, so that you can print off duplicates where and when you feel. Often there is a shared copyright so that they can still use the photos too.
Save-the-date notices, wedding invitations, and response envelopes are a new couple’s first opportunity to share their big news with their friends and loved ones. Make yours memorable by incorporating three-dimensional elements whenever possible. This effect can be achieved using ribbons, adhesives, sequins, or elegant and textured fine papers in classic colors.
Weddings are complicated projects with many moving parts that can go not as planned. Take a deep breath, take many deep breaths. Focus on the positive and delegate the little details. It’s entirely possible to have a blast at your wedding and make great pictures. It is not possible if you are in a near panic most of the day. Tense photos just aren’t as good. Tense memories are worse.