Finding a good fit should be a large part of choosing a wedding photographer. Look for the qualities you would look for in a spouse. Someone you’re excited to see and work with, someone you and your family will enjoy spending hours with and most importantly someone you trust. After all, you will more than likely be working with your wedding photographer for several months, or longer in some cases, depending on your engagement session.
Always an important factor when selecting your wedding photographer, however it should not be the only thing that matters. All too often brides have horror stories about choosing someone for their wedding photography based purely on price. Unfortunately it turns out to be a disaster in the end. Great wedding photography is timeless and photos are the only thing you can look back on to relive your big day.
Something couples often underestimated when selecting a wedding photographer is the number of hours of coverage that will be needed. Typically you will want your wedding photographer to document all the moments of your wedding day from getting ready to the end of the reception. After all, that’s why you hired them. With that in mind, a typical wedding will require about 8-10 hours of coverage.
Keepsakes (Albums + Canvases)
What will you do with all the photos captured during your big day? An album or canvas is the perfect way to showcase the beautiful and timeless photos you receive from your wedding photographer. Don’t underestimate the importance of a high quality wedding album or canvas. This will be your first family heirloom and a stunning keepsake you will have forever to remember your Windsor wedding.
When comparing wedding photographers you should look at the quality of their albums. Wedding albums come in all shapes and sizes. Questions you should ask your wedding photographer include 1) How many spreads are in the wedding album? 2) How many images will be in the wedding album? 3) What cover options are available for my wedding album?
How many wedding photographers will be at your event? Having a second photographer makes getting ready simple and easy, as both the bride and groom can have their own photographer. Also while the main photographer is focused on working with your group and directing the day, the second wedding photographer will be capturing the candid moments happening behind the scenes.