The only way to revisit the wedding day, other than in dreams, is
through the work of a photographer or videographer. Their work alone
allows the couple to re-live the wonderful occasion. The most
important aspect to planning photography or videography is to have
an idea of the memories that will be captured. Then find someone
with the right experience and personality to work with.
good photographer will require more work than simply finding the
least expensive package. It is very true that "you get what you pay
for" and if the minimum amount is paid it is possible the minimum
amount of service will be obtained.
Wedding photography and videography will consume a large portion
of the wedding budget. This talent must be booked as soon as
possible and at the very least 6 full months to a year before the
wedding date (wedding
planning timeline). This is particularly important for summer or
holiday weddings. It is important to get a head start and do not
allow anyone but a professional to capture the big day.
It is important to move quickly but never skip the background
check. Reference checking is crucial along with viewing images or
prior weddings created by the photographer. Do not rely on the
quality of their portfolio which is a collection of the very best
photos from many weddings. View one whole wedding from beginning to
end. Also contact the Better Business Bureau to find out about
possible complaints against the person or company.
A long history of wedding photography is a sign that the person
understands their responsibilities. Do not assume that the person
brings back up equipment or batteries. Ask because equipment can
When the ceremony and reception location are selected be certain
the photographer has easy access to the shots wanted. It is also a
good idea to give the photographer a personal space to work out of
and to store equipment and extra gear. Close to the music is a good
When selecting a photographer or videographer take time to
discuss the types of pictures to be taken and of whom. Know if the
person will develop the pictures and assemble them into an album or
whether the negatives and CD will be provided. In the latter case
the album will be assembled by the purchaser which is fine also.
Advance planning is crucial. Enjoy the day knowing someone
reliable is out there capturing all the special moments that will
last a lifetime.
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