So you're fully invested in planning your dream wedding, and now it's time to choose your wedding photographer. Choosing a photographer can be a difficult decision for some and a no brainer for others. What it all comes down to is personal preference.
Obviously hiring a photographer is a must, but what kind of photographer you should hire? The biggest factor for this decision is budget. While some couples believe that they can pinch pennies and hire that one friend with a great camera, most end up regretting that decision. Don't get me wrong, there are friends and family members that are perfectly capable of capturing a visually pleasing photo, but they are not a professional wedding photographer. Professionals have a very notable skill set that sets them apart from hobbyist photographers.
So these are some things to consider when choosing your wedding photographer!
You want to look for consistency in the photographer's portfolio. If there are inconsistencies, you risk getting photos you don't connect with or love.
You will be spending a lot of time with the photographer you hire, so make sure you feel comfortable around this person. An outgoing personality helps, as your photographer is responsible for getting large groups together and making them smile.
Eye For Design & Styling
A great photographer should have an eye for styling and design. They should be able to capture great angles and document all the lovely details you poured time and budget into making perfect.
Hiring the right photographer will be one of the biggest (and maybe hardest) decisions you make in your wedding planning process. Be sure to schedule interviews and have one-on-one conversations with any and all vendors you are considering. Keep the above key factors in mind and definitely choose to hire the photographer you strike a personal connection with and has a stye you love!
All images in this post were taken by Dani Leigh Photography