Hiring a wedding photographer.
So, you’ve set your wedding date and you’re now busy with booking the venue, decorator, caterer, photographer etc.
I’ll be talking about ‘the photographer’ here.
I started life as an advertising photographer in 1983, it wasn’t until 2008 that I shot a wedding, one of my student’s, Preeta insisted I shoot her wedding, and I was hooked and in the past 8 years have shot 100’s of weddings.
The photographer’s job is to make you look beautiful and that doesn’t happen unless you’re comfortable. For the bride then it’s important to meet the photographer and besides liking his pictures to like him as well, he’ll be in close proximity to you during all the functions, during make-up etc. and to figure out on your wedding day that you can’t stand the sight of this chap standing so close can be disastrous.
There’s one solution which works all the time and doesn’t cost much either and that is in the form of a ‘pre-wedding shoot’.
Not only do you figure out whether you get along with the photographer, you also know his style and if you’re happy with those photos, chances are you’ll be happy with the wedding photos.
Since a pre-wedding shoot happens 3-4 months, (or sometimes even more), before the wedding, it gives you enough time to book another photographer
if you feel that way.
Bharat Mirchandani is an award-winning photographer, he can be contacted: firstname.lastname@example.org