A wedding day is, quite obviously, a big deal. People spend months and tens of thousands to ensure that their wedding is the best it could possibly be. Of course, such a special occasion needs to be commemorated, and one of the best ways to accomplish that is by photographs.
Of course, like with anything in life, hiring a wedding photographer might not turn out the way you expected. Maybe the photographer’s late, maybe they’re a little unpleasant, or, more favorably, an accident happens during a shot that adds that special something to the photograph.
When it comes to wedding photography in Sydney, or anywhere in the world, bad incidents are generally the exception, not the rule. That being said, it never hurts to take a few precautionary steps when choosing a wedding photographer; a little bit of extra effort finding the best one can work wonders for your wedding.
- Ask a friend. Word of mouth is a very powerful tool, and a mainstay in advertising since advertising first began. Fairly reliable, good word of mouth does wonders for a business. So on your end, it’s a good idea to ask someone you know who’s been recently married, see how their wedding went, and how the photographer handled it all. If they recommend someone, do a bit of extra digging. A wedding is a unique occasion; just because your friend recommended someone, doesn’t mean it will work for you automatically.
- Examine the exhibits. It goes without saying, the most important thing to consider about hiring a wedding photographer are the pictures they take. Competition in wedding photography in Sydney is stiff, so going through the pictures of photographers to decide on the one you really want is important. Do you like how a photographer takes pictures? Do their shots evoke emotion? Do they look right? Are they well-processed?
- Blog it. With the prevalence of the internet, company and worker blogs are becoming a thing. That’s great, because there, you can tell a lot about a photographer. A blog shows the ups and downs of a photographer, allowing you to compare their best shots with the rest. It also lets you glimpse into a photographer’s head: by looking at how a photographer communicates via their blog, you can get a feel for how they would behave when the big day comes.