How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

Wedding photography is more than just a lens and a camera. It’s about capturing memories and telling a tale that will be remembered years from now. It’s all about capturing those smiles of your family and friends when they look back at the photos to relive the event. It’s also about capturing those little details that you didn’t even notice on the day and can show your children and grandkids.

A good photographer for a wedding will make sure to capture all the important moments, including intimates, group shots and details. You should meet with several wedding photographer before you make your final decision. Make sure you look at a full album from a previous wedding, and that you love it. You should also consider what is included in the collection. Some photographers offer a print service and have their own printer. Others include high-resolution digital files so you can either print them yourself or through another company. It’s also worthwhile looking at the packages and seeing if your chosen photographers offer cinematography. It’s an excellent add-on for any wedding because it captures the event in motion as well.

If you’re looking for wedding clients and want to showcase your work, make sure to create an impressive portfolio. Share your portfolio online and with your contacts. Also, ask former clients to give a review on their experience. This will give potential customers a sense of what it’s like to work with you and help them decide whether or not you are the right fit for their wedding.

Many venues will list ‘preferred’ suppliers for caterers. florists. planners. And photographers. This can be a double edged sword as it can close off your options and prevent you from seeing other photographers that may have the style you’re after. You should always keep your eyes open and explore other options. It can save you a great deal of time in the end.

Award-winning photojournalist Cengiz Ozelsel has an eye for capturing those candid, intimate moments and delivering beautiful portraits. He is just as adept at capturing an Eiffel Tower-dancing couple as he is at capturing a bridesmaid giving her hair the final touches. His collections start at $4,200 and include an online gallery and a coffee-table book. He also offers video services.

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