Memories are forever – well, especially of course, the memories of your wedding day that you would like to keep, and for your grandchildren to see.
You have prepared every single detail, and you know everything will just work out perfectly. You have your ideas for the pre-nup photo and video, but would like a professional and more artistic flair to it.
And on your wedding day, while the there are many events, you know you can always look back and see your flower girl smile again, or see that look in your groom's eye while he puts on your ring, or your mother crying tears of joy during the ceremony, or the best man ‘chatting’ with one (or all) of your bridesmaids.
There are no second takes (maybe except for the kisses between the bride and groom – which are intentional, by the way), and you want every moment to be captured. You cannot just trust anyone to take snapshots, as you might miss a lot of things when you look back. Find a professional who can handle all the details and the work for you while you just relax, and, well, smile for the camera.
- If you have a wedding coordinator, for sure he already knows whom to tap. He knows the expertise, the forte, and even the price range for professional photographers that you can trust to cover your wedding. Most of them have a network of photographers so that they can recommend a good one that would be available for your wedding. Remember, some of them are not major companies, and may be working as a team of freelancers. And if they are already referred by your coordinator (the person who already understands your vision about wedding), this could well mean that the studio and photographers have realized that vision before with somebody else’s wedding.
- If you have a friend, relative or colleague who has recently tied the knot, you can also get the services of the photographers during their wedding. By now you may already know the style and the capabilities of the photographer. You may even get a discount by doing so.
- During wedding expos and exhibits in a nearby area, you can attend and speak with the photo studio representatives there about their services. These photo studios join these expos to introduce themselves to the public, and you can compare at least 3 or more of the studios that would best suit your needs.
It is important that you choose a photo studio and photographer that understands your vision for your wedding – while at the same time, allowing their ideas and letting them be creative in their approach – remember, they are experts in this field. Remember to check their previous works and projects, so you’d know which areas they are best in. If you are also unsure of your own artistic judgment, ask someone to tag along or teach you a little about lighting or digital photography that would help you choose the best photography studio for your wedding preparations and wedding day.