Wedding Planning

10 TIPS HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

TEN TIPS HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Looking for the best wedding photographer can be like trying to find the perfect pair of jeans. You want them to look good but most importantly make you look and feel fabulous! The perfect wedding photographer should look presentable at your wedding and should certainly have that artistic aye to capture your best angles that will have you looking at your best on your wedding photos. This will make you feel fabulous! You can find a wedding photographer all over but how do you find the best one for your wedding? Take a look at some of our tips and good luck on your search for the Perfect Wedding Photographer! Feel free to ask us questions, tell us about your experience and how our advice has worked for you. Now go out there and find the Best Wedding Photographer! “Cheers to your happily ever after!” Alex Diaz + Josh Ponder

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STEP 1: Decide on a Style of Photography

There are different styles of wedding photography and it is important for you to decide what you want for your wedding. Some wedding photographers specialize in only one style while others can do more. It is important to know the different types.

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STEP 2: Rethink our Budget

There’s an old saying, ‘You get what you pay for.’ A great photographer will not be cheap but they will deliver quality. This is wedding service you do not want to cut corners on. Ask the wedding photographer you’re intersted in if they have any special promotions. If your wedding is during the week or on a Sunday, you will most likely get a lower rate. Consider cutting down on things you may not trully need. Rememeber it will be easier to find a great wedding photographer if you start with a great budget.

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STEP 3: Look for a Local Photograher

Look for local talent, especially if you want to save some money. Another great reason to book a local Wedding Photographer is because they may know the area better, infact they may have shot at your venue.

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STEP 4: Get Social

Social media is the new business card for most, especially for wedding photographers. Be sure to add the wedding photographers you like and check out their work. Message them and ask them any questions you may have. Look out for special promotions that your favorite photographers may post and take advantage of them.

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STEP 5: Narrow it Down to Two Photographers

You may feel overwhelmed trying to select your wedding photographer. That is why we suggest to trim it down to two photographers. Write down the reasons why you like each potential candidate and then compare. It’s always a great idea to see what a friend or family member has to say and who they would select if it was their wedding.

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STEP 6: Review Online Presence & Reviews

You may have come accross a potential photographer at a wedding show or through a friend. Do your homework and check out their online reviews and personal website. Today having a great online presence is very important and a professional Wedding Photographer should have a fabulous one.

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STEP 7: Look Out for Special Offers & Promotions

When you find a photographer you like, sign up to their newsletter to receive special promotions. Check out their webpage for Monthly Specials. Lastly check out at least one of your local Bridal Shows to meet wedding photographers face to face. It’s a great way to see what’s out there and there’s always special promotions.

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STEP 8: Compare the Packages

Review all wedding photography packages and select the one that suits your budget. Try to select one that includes an engagement photo shoot or save the date photo session. Selecting an engagement shoot with your wedding photographer is a great way to assure you that you’re making the best choice. At the photo session you will be able to see how well you all bond with eachother and most importanly get to see how they capture you both.

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STEP 9: Schedule a Greet & Meet

Make sure you set up meet and greet with you Wedding Photographer. Meeting your wedding photographer is the only way to see for yourself if they will be the right match for you. Remember you want them to have the three P’s!

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STEP 10: Book Atleast One Year in Advance

If you found a great wedding photographer, chances are that other couples may want to hire them too. Most popular Wedding Photographers begin to fill up their calendar a year in advance. Especially during the most popular months. Make sure you book Wedding Photographer sooner than later.

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Author


Alex & Josh

Alex Diaz

Alex Diaz and Josh Ponder are Los Angeles Wedding Photographers and Wedding Planners providing services all over Southern California from San Diego to Santa Barbara.