Finding the ideal wedding photographer is a critical part of dream weddings. After the day is over, you want to look back and re-experience it all over through pictures. Only a skilled wedding photographer can accomplish this, and there are tons of amateur photographers to kick to the curb. To help you find only the best, here are five steps to finding the perfect award-winning wedding photographer.
- Face the Facts and Make a List
Begin your search without price in mind. The truth is that you get what you pay for. Since you’re looking for an award-winning wedding photographer, you’ll need to accept the fact that these services are not cheap. Create a plan so your budget is working for you and create the financial means to pay for the high-quality photos you desire.
- Luxury Wedding Photography
Create a list of luxury wedding photography options near you or even a few states away. Some photographers are willing to travel, so include anyone who reads as having potential onto your list. You want to keep your options open. To make it easier to find award-winning photographers, do a search for celebrity photographers. One such photographer to consider for your wedding is Suzanne Delaware.
- Inquire and Gather Interest
Get in touch with the photographers on your list. Explain that you’re having a wedding and are looking for an exceptional photographer. Ask them if they will be available for the date of your wedding and what they charge. Explain that, for the moment, you are gathering a list of potential options but will be in touch once you’ve made a decision. As you compile your list of information, be sure to add any additional side notes you’ve made while speaking with photographers. Did anyone sound particularly experienced? Were any photographers unpleasant to talk to? Note these interactions on paper to refer to later.
- Compare and Contrast
Next, look at your options. Out of your list, determine who is available and who is in your price range. Make a pros and cons list organizing this information with your best interest in mind. For example, if a photographer is not in your price range but is available the day you need them, the first as a con and the latter is a pro. Continue organizing the information until the options become clear.
- Make the Decision Together
Your soon-to-be-spouse should have a say in who the wedding photographer is as well. Decide to make the decision together, focusing on your budget and the style of photography you are looking for, given your options. If it becomes apparent that you will need a loan or a handout from family, proceed with these requests before confirming with your photographer.
It will take some flexibility to work with your budget, schedule, and the options given by potential photographers. Stay consistent in your search and allow this part of the wedding planning to take shape as it will. Your plans will all unfold as they should.