Are you planning for a gala wedding? Wedding preparation is both exciting as well as challenging. Right from the theme and decoration, to the venue and catering, you have to make some really time-sensitive decisions. And, don’t forget the photos. Unlike the cake, flowers, or music, photos are not something you can taste, smell, or hear; you don’t know how it will turn out until the actual day. So technically, you cannot plan and make alternative backup plans to prevent any anomaly. But photography is an essential element of weddings because it is the photos that make those cherished memories come to life, years later when you reflect on this day.
Therefore, selecting a perfect photography team is quintessential because it will ensure that your wedding day is perfectly captured and documented. There are various Sydney wedding photography teams who are impeccable in their skill and services. But you have to be extra cautious in choosing the right one for you. So, here we have put together a few tips on selecting the right wedding photographer for you. Take a look.
Do Your Homework
First of all, take time and shortlist the best Sydney wedding photographers. Take reviews from newlyweds and browse through the local listings. An artist’s body of work is the window to his skills. So, go through the websites and blogs of the photographers to check the photo albums of the weddings they have worked on. Evaluate the pictures on the basis of composition, technique, style, impact, lighting and colour balance, the center of interest, presentation, creativity, and storytelling. Check out their social media pages as well, and keep an eye on the response of the clients as well as the viewers. This will not only help you to pick on the right photographer but also guide you and give you ideas regarding the kind of style you want for your wedding like Traditional, Documentary, Portraiture, Fine Art, Illustrative, or Natural Light.
Do a Personality Test
You must be wondering what the photographer’s personality has got to do with your wedding photography. But the fact is the photographer’s vision should match yours, and that is where the personality of the photographer comes into play. Meet the team in person and discuss ideas. You must not only give suggestions but also see what they have to offer. Any pro photographer will have the considerable experience to not only guide you the best but will also have a firm grasp on the social graces along with the zeal to truly bring out some great images from your wedding. At the same time, he should have a pleasant personality who can be polite to your guests while doing his job but also be assertive enough to utilize the special moments and cajole everyone to give the bright smiles. And moreover, since he or she will be shadowing you all the time, it is better that both of you get comfortable with each other.
Do the Budget Planning
Last but not the least, you should pay attention to the budget. Most of the professional Sydney wedding photography teams break down the package into categories like moderate, budget, upscale etc. You must discuss clearly the standard fee for the kind of album you want. Then, inquire about the additional payments for an engagement shoot, grand exit, or special effects. Package prices include travelling cost, the level of experience, the time they are investing, the number of team members, kind of equipment used, and the amount of post-production work needed. Then, you can compare with other photographers and decide for yourself.
So, what are you thinking? Start searching for a brilliant Sydney wedding photographer today and capture the special moments of your wedding for forever.
Author Bio: Sara Hill, a wedding planner, and blogger with a number of articles on Sydney wedding photography, here gives us some tips on choosing the right Sydney wedding photographer.