Do your Homework!
Hiring a pro means that you are hiring someone who has the confidence, experience, equipment and patience to get you what you want for one of the most important days of your life! When we photograph your wedding, we are there because we are passionate about what we do. We will go the extra mile to make sure you get the shots you want. Before you read our investment pricing, take a look at some helpful tips on choosing your photographer.
Factors to consider when choosing a photographer:
Experience Level – Has this person photographed other weddings? Does he/she do this for a living or for fun? Are they licensed?
Photographic Style – Are the images that you are shown, what you would like to see? Do you want a mixture of black and white or only colour photos?
Truth in Advertising – Is this the photographer that will be photographing your wedding or will they send in whomever is available. Don’t be shocked, this happens more often than you can imagine. Be certain that you know which photographer is going to be there and that you see HIS/HER work and meet with that individually face to face.
Personality – Is the photographer that you meet someone that you can get along with? Is the “chemistry” there?
Appearance – Ask the photographer how he/she intends to dress. Is this person well groomed?
Price Range – Although, the last thing you want to do is shop by price, is this person within your budget? If not, is he or she worth the price difference? Make sure you understand what everything costs, including reprints and albums.
Delivery – How long does it take to get your proofs back, your finished album, your bridal portrait, etc.? Contract – Do you understand the contract. Is it fair? Is everything spelled out? When it comes down going to court, only what is WRITTEN really counts, not what was promised. Make sure that you have no doubts before signing. Read it ALL.
What about deposits and payments? What does it say about cancellations and the photographer not being there? If the photographer protests, ask him why