‘I am getting married’, Shruti was so excited when she told her close friend, Riya, about her wedding. Shruti was finally getting married with the love of her life, Sushant. And like all to-be-wed girls, she could feel butterflies in her stomach. She wanted her wedding to be the best day of her life and for this; she planned to hire a wedding planner. She had heard about wedding planners and decided to hire one for her wedding so that she and her family could enjoy this very important event. Sushant shared the same views.
You are dealing with a big emotional event. People have made a big decision and paid large sums of money for the wedding and they want to go smoothly and to the overall success from A to Z. It’s your job to document it, and they rely on you.You are not going to get the attention and help you need from the organizers and designers. You are on your own and all you have prepared before that date to go as planned. Your crisis is your crisis, and no one will be interested as well to work it and execute.
When the point comes to your wedding you definitely want the best of the wedding photographers for your arrangements. On this day, you always want the food, flowers, etc, everything to be perfect. This is one of the reasons why your wedding’s precious moments, those will never come back, should be captured by creative wedding photography. The photographer will be a person who would tell you the story of your wedding with the help of his camera. In this way, you would be able to experience again the moments of marriage. Also, the photographer whom you would have appointed would roam all the time with you.
Many photographers combine the two approaches, or claim to, but most have strong leanings one way or the other. Ask questions to find out whether your photographer will need to direct most photos, or whether they will be able to capture natural moments (such as the getting ready photos and reception) without directing.
Today’s bride is a rock star, and she expects you to treat her like one. What that means to the wedding photographer is a lot of pampering. This begins with listening to her needs and expectations and fulfilling them. It starts with opening up your schedule and becoming flexible to theirs. It is vital that you make them feel important and a priority to you at the time of meeting.
It need to happen! The camera is a machine. It doesn’t treatment who pushes the buttons. When you discover a photograph you like, minimize it out of the magazine and paste it into your photo notebook. You do retain a photo notebook, appropriate? All the greatest photographers do!
NOTE: If you want (and your style) does not correspond to what they are doing, then politely thank them and go find one that is a better match. In the long run, you’ll be glad you did.
During that meeting, you’ll get a look at their personality and who they are. Review their work. Soes it hit you emotionally or is it just not what you’re looking for? Does it make a difference to you if this is their full time job or somethign they do on the side? Stick with wedding videographers, not photographers, florists, and DJ’s all-in-one. Finally, don’t forget that when it comes to your wedding videographer you will get what you pay for.