5 Mistakes Made When Choosing A Wedding Photographer
1. USING PRICE AS THE BIGGEST FACTOR
When it comes to wedding photography, you get what you pay for. On average, Photography and Videography are in the 2nd highest category when it comes to wedding expenses. I want to see coupled booking people they like and trust rather than booking just because the price seemed right.
2. WAITING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE
Make sure to start looking early so your options are plenty. You don’t want to keep getting turned down by photographers who no longer have your date available. If you find a great photographer, book them! Good photographers book a year or more in advance and won't be available forever. Nothing is more frustrating than choosing a wedding photographer and then finding out that they booked out your date a week prior.
3. NOT BOOKING A 2ND PHOTOGRAPHER
Sometimes couples want to save a little money or feel it's too much for more than one photographer to be present on the wedding day. But trust me, total wedding coverage is tricky for one person. Your second shooter will surprise you with moments you didn't even know happened.
4. NOT MEETING THE PHOTOGRAPHER FIRST
It is highly important to do an engagement shoot with your photographer. Getting an opportunity to work with your photographer before the wedding will really put you at ease when that person walks in the morning of your wedding day. Think of it as a trial run, to see if you click. Or at least getting a good referral from someone who has met them and can vogue for them.
5. TAKING A CHANCE ON A FRIEND, INSTEAD OF HIRING A PROFESSIONAL
If it sounds too good to be true- it probably is. Getting a deal works for some things in life, but not everything. Getting a bargain from someone means they're desperate or just getting started and you don't want to be their guinea pig. There is so many professional photographers out there who are passionate about what they do. Take the time to find a photographer that will meet all of your needs, rather than just bargaining with a friend.