Weddings are memorable events couples and their families want
to remember forever, and what better way to capture these
moments than by a camera. Weddings may be gone, but the feeling
of joy will always stay because of the wonderful moments
captured on film. And photography expenses shouldnít be too high
if you want to have the nicest photos on your wedding day. Here
are some ideas to help you get started in producing great photos
on a budget.
1. Hiring a professional photographer is the
best option because he has the equipment, the experience, and
the knowledge in this field. So look around in your area for
professional photographers that suit your needs, and donít
charge too high.
2. If you choose the above option, do a
lot of research on the price, the portfolio, and the over all
behavior of the photographers you selected. Donít just compare
them on the price alone. Take note of his portfolio. Are the
photos professional and outstanding? Observe his professionalism
by asking his past clients (if you know one) on his punctuality
and behavior. Did he come on time for their wedding? Were the
arrangements made smoothly? Did they have any disagreements
later on the price? Was he polite or bossy during the
picture-taking? Asking questions not only about the quality of
his work but also on his professionalism and personality will
greatly determine your over-all satisfaction, and will ensure
every dollar you pay him is worth it. You donít want someone you
hired to act grumpy and ruin your important day, do you?
3. Book as early as possible, say 6 months from your day. This
way you wonít have to worry about the other clients who might
also need him on the same day as your wedding.
4. Hire a
photography student in a nearby university. He/she is more than
willing to take on your assignment and unleash his/her
creativity. As much as possible have a look at his/her works
first, and observe his/her personality as well.
your friends on your pre-wedding party and have him take photos
6. Make an arrangement to keep the negatives to
yourself afterwards so you can reprint them and edit them if you
like. You can even use the pictures to make personalized thank
you cards later that show the guests on the wedding.
Have your guests take photos as many as they want by placing
disposable cameras on the tables during your reception.
8. Have a talented family member take your photos. Nowadays
because of digital cameras and photo editors, it is more
possible than ever for an average person to take great pictures.
9. Ask for help from your friends who recently married. Advices
from them will surely help you a lot because theyíve gone
through what you are going through now. Ask for references, if
they know of some photographers who fit your qualifications.
The first most important point to remember when setting a budget
for your wedding photographer is to talk to your partner first,
and determine your requirements early on and how many prints you
want to make. Then seek for cost-effective alternatives. Do a
lot of research, and compare your choices reasonably.
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