Selecting a photographer is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make when planning your wedding. Skilled photographers are in high demand and fill up their schedules well in advance, so you should start searching, narrow down your options, and make your reservations as soon as possible.
Ask Family and Friends for Recommendations
One of the best ways to begin is to reach out to people you know and trust. If a couple you know recently got married and you admired their wedding photos, ask for the name of their photographer. You can also ask people you know if they attended weddings recently and were impressed by the photos. That should help you generate a list of strong candidates that can serve as a starting point.
Check out Each Photographer’s Portfolio
Different photographers might shoot wedding photos in a variety of ways. Looking at portfolios can help you understand each photographer’s artistic style. You might realize that one set of photos speaks to you and represents the way you want the images of your own wedding to look.
Ask about Dates and Prices
After you have narrowed down your list of potential photographers, contact each of them to find out if they’re available on your wedding date and inquire about pricing. Photographers might charge hourly rates, or they might offer several package deals at different price points. Get as much information as possible so you can compare various packages and prices side by side.
Focus on Quality
Weddings can be expensive, and photography will be one of your largest expenses. You certainly shouldn’t choose a photographer simply because that person quotes you at the lowest price. Remember that you get what you pay for. Your wedding will only happen once, so you want to hire a photographer who will deliver photos that you’ll cherish.
Select a Photographer You Feel Comfortable With
Your wedding photographer will memorialize one of the most important events in your life. You will need to feel comfortable having that person with you throughout the day. You should feel that the photographer understands your vision for your wedding day and that the individual’s previous work is consistent with the way you want your photos to look.
Think about how you and your future spouse feel about the photographer on a personal level. You should feel that you can communicate openly and that you’re all on the same page.
Host Your Wedding at an Elegant Connecticut Venue
The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station is located in a picturesque setting atop the banks of the Connecticut River. You and your guests can enjoy a scrumptious meal in our 300-seat ballroom with a vaulted ceiling. Your photographer can capture stunning images of your guests inside the venue, as well as photos of the wedding party in our ceremonial gardens. Contact us today to learn more or to make a reservation.