Four things most people don't think about when they're choosing a booking a wedding photographer, but I think are the most important things:
- If you can - in your own brain - Photoshop yourself into their photos, do you love those photos?
- Do you like the person/people who will be photographing you? You'll probably see them more on the day than your spouse.
- Ignore the full dollar price they put forward, but look at the value they offer what the provide (and don't provide) and make sure you are happy with that product offering. Kind of like how they have the "price per roll" of toilet paper in the supermarket now. The total price is nice, but the price per value the photographer brings to your wedding is more important.
- Look at a few of their full wedding galleries as they would deliver to other clients, and scroll down to the marriage ceremony. The ceremony is the one part of the wedding the photographer has almost no influence over, in regards to positioning around sun and trees, lighting, shade, people everywhere, seats in the way, aunties on iPads, it's a schamozzle in the most beautiful way. If the photographer can photograph a ceremony beautifully they're worth their weight in gold.
What else should people think about when booking a photographer?
💍 Josh Withers is an Australian wedding celebrant based in Hobart who travels the world every week creating meaningful, fun, and honest marriage ceremonies for adventurous couples just like you.
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