Limousine Tallahassee Wedding Guide

Wedding Photographers

It is so vital to hire a skilled professional to document the events of your wedding. The emphasis must be stressed on a professional that comes with plenty of experience and customer satisfaction. Every couple wants to be able to reminiscence on their wedding, and sometimes when you get up in age, your memory begins to fail, so it is important to have your wedding captured via photography, videography, or both. If you are on a budget, and have decided that you want a photographer for your wedding, then you will find that Tallahassee is teeming with great professional wedding photographers. We have some steps to follow so it is that much easier to select the right person for the job.

The first step you should look to complete is research and settle on a particular style you think would be great for your wedding album. There are many prominent styles among photographers, but the two most common styles are documentary and portraiture. The portraiture style, the photographer utilizes posed shots in front of backdrops or prearranged locations, this is a more rigid approach. For instance, picture a bride and groom posed under a gazebo outside of a reception hall or a church. The documentary style features more creative shots which allows for more dramatic or intense angles. Generally, this approach does not feature too many shots of people looking directly into the camera. Some couples find that hiring two photographers is a great idea, especially if you have the budget space, as it allows you to capture more angles, or employ two different styles to have a unique wedding photograph album.

The second step after settling on a style is to start your search off with the recommendations of your friends, family, and trusted colleagues, specifically, anyone who has been married recently, or involved in a wedding in some facet. It is also a good idea to ask your venue coordinator as some venues require you to select your vendors, including photographers, from an exclusive list. It is advisable to cross reference your candidates on a good online wedding directory. These websites are very resourceful tools as they provide users information on vendors including pricing, reviews, bridal testimonials, videos, pictures, etc. Be sure to study each candidate's personal website and any highlight galleries they have available online. Once you have a solid list, call them up, and ask them of their availability around the date of your wedding. Even if they are available, but seem too busy to handle your wedding properly, consider a different candidate. Unless the candidate is Ansel Adams, it is generally a better idea to hire someone who has more time to spend dedicated to providing you with the best service experience possible.

The third step is to begin the interview process with each candidate, you will want to come prepared with plenty of questions for the candidate, and share your vision for the wedding with them. You should ask the candidate if they are familiar with your venues, and if they would be willing to scope the locations out with you. Most professional photographers actually suggest it, so if they so say no, you should say no to this candidate as your potential photographer. You should ask them plenty of questions regarding logistics and labor demands, such as overtime policies and breaks. The last thing before ending each interview is ask for a sample invoice, and discuss the costs of the services. You will want to compare each invoice side-by-side, and see what candidate will give you the most flash for your finances.

The biggest factor in determining your candidate besides cost and experience is how well you mesh with the candidate. You need to be able to trust your photographer not only with the quality of your wedding pictures, but also dealing with your guests, in other words, the candidate should not a pest in regards to acquiring the best shots of your guest. If you feel as though you have the right candidate at hand, write up a contract outlining every detail with them, and place a deposit. If you were diligent in hiring your photographer, in due time you will be blown away by the album they produce for your dream wedding!