The day of your wedding is the most important day of your life, and you want to put forth your best effort to choose a photographer that will capture memorable moments and create beautiful photographs for your wedding album.
You have a lot of preparations to do and important decisions to make, and one of the most important decisions will be your wedding photographer. You’ve got to use good planning and thorough research techniques to choose a great wedding photographer that fits your budget and your sense of style.
Start planning your wedding photography as early as you can, and make the time to interview as many photographers as you can. The Houston wedding photography business is large and varied in professional expertise, experience, style, and price range. Buy a notebook and take notes as ideas for your wedding photography come to you. Think about how many photos you want to be taken, the kind of shots you want the photographer to take, and the people that you want to be in those photos, both group shots, and individual shots. Write down a description of your wedding venues and list out the areas within each venue that lend themselves to great backgrounds for your photos. Keep lots of notes and have them ready to share with the photographers that you interview.
You have a variety of styles to choose from when it comes to photography styles. You can choose from modern, traditional, natural light, illustrative, portraiture, or fine art styles. You can also choose a combination of modern and traditional to create a unique style. The internet is your best friend when it comes to learning the details of each style. Take the time to read about each style as much as you can so that you can make a well-informed decision. You may even want to choose more than one photography style, especially if your wedding venue has an eclectic mix of decor.
A traditional photography style is commonly used for traditional, formal church weddings, while an outdoor wedding may best be captured using a modern style. The venue you choose and your own personal sense of style will greatly affect the way a professional wedding photographer will plan and set the program for your photo shoot ahead of time. Do your research and interview various professional wedding photographers before you make your final decision. The wedding photographer you choose will most probably visit your wedding venue ahead of time in order to coordinate the best camera angles and lighting.
Be sure to plan out the photos you want taken on your special day, and make a list of them to give to the photographers you interview well before the day of your wedding. You have the choice of scheduling your wedding photo shoot for a scheduled number of hours or you may choose to book your photographer for the entire day. Also, be sure to discuss your budget and other important details about your wedding day before you make a final decision about which photographer to use. Every photographer has their own sense of style and method, and their prices vary widely.