How to hire a great WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
First of all let me start by saying that most brides make hiring a wedding photographer much harder than it really is! There are thousands of great WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS just waiting for your call!
How much experience do you actually have hiring a
We hire hundreds of WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS across the country every year. We edit hundreds of thousands of WEDDING PHOTOS taken with every brand of camera and lens combination by professional WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS. We consider ourselves very qualified to post on this subject.
Most WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS tend to label themselves with a style such as “photojournalistic” that means next to nothing to the average person who hopefully will only hire a WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER once in their lifetime.
Here are the things we look for will help you when you need to hire a WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER:
- A professional camera with at least 16 mega pixels (less than that and your low light photos will probably be grainy)
- Extensive knowledge of their camera
- External flashes
- Quality back-up cameras
- Have done at least 100 weddings
- Knowledge of dealing with every lighting situations
- Lenses for both close-up and large group shots
- HD video
- Several batteries
- Back-up camera cards
- Ability to manage people
- Ability to handle all of the “what ifs” that can happen at a wedding
Then we visit their website and Facebook accounts and carefully look at their photos from a professional point of view. It is amazing how many so called “professional” photographers will put low quality photos on their websites as featured photos. We also check references for brides they have photographed and check with several online sources to see if any complaints have been filed.
All “professional” photographers take good photos! If they have a good camera and know how to use it properly the results should be acceptable. The key to having great WEDDING PHOTOS is all in the editing, which is why we personally edit the WEDDING PHOTOS taken by the WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS we hire.
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