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memories you have of your wedding will last a lifetime and, hopefully, so will
the photographs. The pictures from your wedding ceremony and reception are items
you will treasure for the rest of your life. You will browse through the album
again and again in future years and share your special day with your children
and grandchildren. The photography is an important aspect of any wedding and one
that shouldn't be taken lightly.
sure to hire a respected professional photographer who specializes in weddings.
Seek the advice of friends and family as well as other wedding professionals.
Begin your search for a photographer at least six months prior to your wedding
as most experienced photographers book well in advance. Before you hire a photographer,
ask to see samples of his or her work. Look critically at the pictures provided.
Some questions to ponder include:
the pictures sharp and clear?
the colors vivid and true-to-life?
the people in the photos seem relaxed and natural?
there a good variety of posed and candid shots?
the photographer use interesting poses and angles?
sure you get along well with the photographer you hire. You may be stressed and
hurried when the formal pictures are being taken and a good photographer should
be able to relax you and allow you to enjoy the process. If you are impatient,
nervous or uncomfortable when the photos are being taken, it will show through
in the pictures. Make sure you can talk to him or her about the shots you do or
don't want missed.
you sign a contract, make sure you understand what you get for the price. Some
photographers offer packages that include photos, an album and their time. Others
charge by the hour and separately for the photos you choose to buy. Make sure
all of your costs are listed in your agreement. If you can purchase the negatives
from the wedding, that is your best bet as you can make your own prints from those.
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A couple weeks before
the wedding, talk with your photographer about the photos you would like.
Make sure he or she writes down who you would like in the formal photographs.
This way, you don't have to try to remember it all on the day of the wedding.
Also, make sure the photographer knows of any people you would like to get
shots of candidly throughout the day. Sometimes the candid pictures are the
best and the most memorable.
bottom line is: Don't scrimp on the photographer. Spend the money to hire an experienced
photographer who will provide you with high quality pictures of the people you
love. If a deal seems to good to be true, it probably is.
Photographer Selected Worksheet from the Creative Wedding Planner!
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