Weddings are one of the most memorable events in our lives. We want to cherish these moments forever, and thankfully we can because of pictures. Photography is an integral part of a wedding, and thus it is vital to choose a photographer that will best document your special day.
A documentary wedding photographer will shoot a few posed portraits if you request them, but this will only be a small portion of the pictures they take. Documentary wedding photographers capture the moments at your wedding as they happen. They won’t be guiding you and your guests for hours of posing for group photos. Documentary wedding photographers like to blend in and capture special interactions as they occur.
Here are a few tips to help you choose the best documentary wedding photographer for your special day:
Tip 1: Choose A Documentary Wedding Photographer With A Style You Like
Everyone has a different eye for what they think is beautiful, and it is essential that you and your photographer are on the same page. Therefore, take time to discuss your likes and dislikes with your photographer and explain what you envision for your day. This wedding is your event, and you need to be able to enjoy it, rather than worrying about how the pictures will turn out. By hiring a documentary wedding photographer you trust to capture the special moments, you can relax and just enjoy your day as it unfolds.
Tip 2: Ask Others Who Have Used A Documentary Wedding Photographer For A Recommendation
Ask people you know and trust if they have any recommendations, either through personal experience or someone they know. If a friend or family member recommends the photographer he/she used for their wedding, don’t just book that photographer. Ask to look at some of the pictures the photographer took and decide if you like how documentary-style images look. Bear in mind that people have different taste and ideas for a wedding but ask yourself if you like the way the photographer captured their wedding day.
Tip 3: Look At The Online Portfolio of Each Documentary Wedding Photographer
Assess each photographer online. The design of their website will provide clues about the photographer’s personality and style. If they have a blog or a portfolio, check out photos of other weddings they’ve shot. How do they capture the moments that are important to you? Check out their social media and the pictures on their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. Look to see if they have received any online reviews. If they have, these comments should be positive.
Tip 4: Know What Each Documentary Wedding Photographer Package Includes
Ask, “What does a documentary wedding photographer cost?” Most documentary wedding photographers have standard packages and pricing. Make sure you understand what is included in each package before hiring them. Ask if there are additional fees for things like editing, special effects, photoshop, etc. Find out exactly how many hours of shooting are included in your package. Find out how long you can expect to wait before you receive the photographs, and in what format they will be presented. You need to make sure you know what your photographer will pass on to you and how long it will take.
Considering all these tips will hopefully help you to select the best documentary wedding photographer for your wedding. Of course, I hope that once you look through my site you’ll decide you’d like me to document your day. If you’d like to enquire about my availability or you have a question about documentary-style wedding photography, I’d love to hear from you! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (646) 339-3336