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How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

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Deciding on a wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a soon-to-be married couple. Because, after your ceremony has come to an end, you can relive your special day with the right images. To preserve the emotion, priceless moments, and unique energy of your wedding, pick a photographer that understands your vision. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing the photographer for your big day.

Establish Your Budget

Before your search starts, determine how important a photographer is for you as a couple. Some couples want to prioritize artistic expertise, but others would rather invest in different aspects of the wedding. Wedding photographers in the U.S. can range from $1,150-$3,000, and knowing this can help you decide where your photography spend should fall. Take another look at your wedding budget, establish the amount you are comfortable spending on photography, and then start building your potential photographer pool.

Choose Your Style

To best complement your wedding day, decide on a style that best reflects you and your fiancé. This helps with finding a photographer who has the experience to match your desired aesthetic. Some examples include:

·         Modern

·         Rustic

·         Vintage

·         Bohemian

·         Classic

Ask Your Inner Circle

You’d be surprised to know how many people in your inner circle have connections to a wedding photographer, so ask your friends and family about their recommendations before you go online. If you get a referral, you might even be eligible to receive a special offer.

View a Full Gallery (and Not Just Highlights)

On their portfolio or website, a photographer will usually display their best work. But when meeting in person, ask the photographer for full access to the galleries he or she created. This can give you a better idea of what at your entire wedding book could look like.

Know Your Photographer

Meeting in person is the best way to connect with a photographer and understand his or her style. You can get to know a photographer by meeting over coffee, communicating the type of photos you want captured, and going to the venue for a practice walk-through. This will help you and your fiancé to feel comfortable in front of the camera and determine whether or not you’re compatible with the person behind the camera.

Orlando’s Premier Wedding Venue

No matter whom you choose as a wedding photographer, the Holy Trinity Reception Center can provide a beautiful backdrop for your special day. Our Mediterranean-style ballroom is a versatile setting that complements the photos in any wedding book. To schedule a tour, visit us online or call 407-331-3036 today.