Getting married is an incredible feeling and experience. A mixture of emotions including joy, anxiety, and euphoria fills the air. Planning a wedding and making arrangement for everything required can be very difficult. The wedding photographer is not excluded from the tiring arrangements you need to make and with the number of photographers scattered everywhere; one would wonder where to start in making a choice. With the varying prices ranging from very low to very high prices, finding the one that best suits you can be difficult. Make your wedding a memorable one by hiring Mango Studios, voted the best wedding photographer in Toronto.
With the advent of digital cameras, so many people now claim to be wedding photographers even without training, professional equipments, facilities and insurance to take care of unforeseen circumstances. A true professional wedding photographer will have all of these. Below are some tips you need to follow in order to decide which photographer is best for you. You should know that it is nor determinate but rather a concise summary of what to look out for.
- Looking for a Photographer: get personal recommendations from either friends or families who have had their weddings. You can also get recommendations from wedding venue owners. Hear what they have to say about the photographers they used, access their satisfaction rate and select the best that will not only produce quality photos but offer you maximum value for your money.
- Google and Other Search Engines: When you search for wedding photographers online the result is usually overwhelming and going through every result can be tedious and time consuming. To minimize stress, you can narrow your search to preferred locations or simply stick to the results on the first and second page. This is because the ones on these pages have most probably designed their websites for easy accessibility to prospective couples. Go through the websites of these photographers, access the quality of the pictures and remember not to focus on the website design as this could be deceiving.
- Booking Your Photographer: once you have chosen the photographer you want to use, endeavour to place a call across to them immediately and book them. It is a norm to act on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis and it will be terrible to realise that after taking so much time to search, someone beat you to the booking for the same date.
Most photographers request for a payment which is called a retainer fee to procure the date. This is usually a percentage of the total package price or a fixed amount and will be deducted from the total photography cost. Get a written agreement which details the amount to be paid and what you are to get.
One thing that people often ignore is the personality of the photographer they want to hire. The photographer is more likely to spend more time with you than other wedding suppliers and so you must be comfortable with the photographer. You do not want one that will piss you off on your joyous day.