One of the major factors that you have to consider for your wedding day is the choice of wedding photographer. Who should you choose, an expensive professional or the amateur willing to work for free? Or even your photographer friend? The decision that you take will greatly influence the quality and quantity of pictures that are available to you afterwards. Here are some tips that you can use to make a more informed decision.
These two brands of paper look identical. The brand you receive will depend on the professional lab where your photographer orders his prints. They will last for your lifetime. That’s much longer than your parent’s wedding prints, which have probably faded in their album already.
Most all photographers will ask for a “50% non-refundable retainer”. This is standard practice. It is the middle ground where the photographer knows that you are dedicated to the day being shot by them and you know that your photographer is dedicated to being there with you on that day, as promised.
Make sure that you and your siena wedding photographer are on the same page. Avoid any after wedding disputes by knowing exactly how many proofs, contact sheets, prints and electronic pictures you will be receiving and how much the package will cost you. Get it in writing so that there are no misunderstandings later.
First, to calm the bride. You have a real advantage. This is because there’s something really wrong – and that’s something you probably will not be anything remotely high. Maybe the flowers are not ‘exactly’ what you had in mind. Maybe there is not a place card in one of your guests. Maybe your dress rubbed against something, and there is little sign. Maybe one of your family members is always annoying, surprise surprise, being annoying. Maybe after five days of sunshine in a row, it’s pouring rain. And so on… But you calm the bride, so you roll with the punches, more attuned to the bigger picture – And it’s true, you’re marrying the love of his life. So, you take it all at ease and enjoy your special day.
One of the common mistakes brides and grooms will make is that they try to make the decision merely based on the fee. Yet, this is not the correct way for you to do so. Of course it is always important to consider the fee and your budget. However, you should also consider other factors so that you can make the correct choice. The cheapest one may not be the best one!
You may think that you are having a simple wedding, and that you might not need a wedding checklist. That simply isn’t true. You should find one anyway. You can whittle it down to the things you need by going through the list and marking off the things you don’t want to do or don’t have to worry about. Not only will a good wedding checklist help you remember everything, it will also offer you some peace of mind. That voice at the back of your head that keeps reminding you something was forgotten will have quieted down. There’s nothing that compares to a relaxed bride and groom on their wedding celebration.