Thanks to the advent of Google, hiring in a good pre-wedding photographer is now a piece of cake. More so, the wedding photography industry is passing through myriad changes and gradually becoming a fanciful profession for youngsters. Today, you have a zillion reasons to choose a professional pre-wedding photographer (foto prewedding, the term in Indonesia).
However, there are quite a few points that you must bear in mind when shortlisting the photographers. Given below is a checklist that might be of help.
Plan Your Budget
After you have finalized your wedding date, sit and chalk down the budget that you are willing to dole out for your special day. Planning of budget would help you to identify the photography that would be best applicable for you. The right photographer is the one who understands and respects your expectation. Offer him a rough idea of what kind of photographs you wish him to take for your pre-wedding shoots.
Start Running a Search in Advance
You need to start searching for pre-wedding photographers at least two months in advance. The good and professional photographers receive booking six months in advance nowadays. So, it is always wise to get in touch with them a prior hand, to avoid hearing a ‘no’. Photographers with booking shall never be able to cover your pre-wedding shoot. Choose the one that best matches your budget and expectation.
Shortlist and Interview
Shortlist at least three-five photographers and arrange a meeting for a one-to-one discussion and talk with them. Clear all the doubts and queries that you might have relating to pre-wedding photography.
You can seek sample works from them and compare them with the other photographers. Go through the terms and conditions and be careful to run your eyes through the packages that they are offering. Thereafter, finalize the photographer that suits your expectations.
Choose Quality over Quantity
Couples often overthink about the number of photos for their pre-wedding album. And that leads to tampering of photo quality. It is always advisable to choose over quality and not quantity.
Remember the album for your pre-wedding shouldn’t be a replica of the day but a keepsake to treasure for the years to come. Henceforth, you must always do thorough research before finalizing on the pre-wedding photographer.
Bear all these things in mind before you count on a pre-wedding photographer. Always keep in mind, that your photographer can either help you cherish the memories and laugh over them for the years to come or can make you repent over the bad quality of photos. So, choose wisely.