Weddings are beautiful and filled with lots of love. However, a lot of planning goes into pulling off these beautiful events. One of the most important decisions you will need to make is choosing the best NYC wedding photographer to capture the vision and beauty of your big day.
Yes, just about anyone can handle a camera, but it takes a professional photographer to deliver quality photographs. Therefore, it is a no brainer that most couples interview at least several photographers to find the perfect one for their big day.
You need someone who has a broad knowledge of the industry, someone you can trust, and someone with reasonable pricing. Here are a few questions to help you choose the perfect NYC wedding photographer for your big day.
1 How Long Have You Been in Business?
Knowing his or her experience level gives you an insight into how well they can perform. It’s your big day and you deserve the best. Be sure to ask for proof of their work, especially past works similar to what you want. You could also inquire about the number of weddings they have shot.
2 Do You Have My Date Available?
They could be a perfect fit but if they are booked for your date, then you will have to move on to the next pro. Don’t take any chances. You should be sure they are available that day. It is also critical to ask if they can stay a bit longer should the ceremony last longer than planned. If they have your date available, be prepared to put down a small non-refundable deposit in order to secure it.
3 What is Your Photo Style?
Different photographers shoot different photo styles. Some photographers focus on a style like documentary photography, while others may consider traditional ‘formal’ photography their style. Decide on the photo style you want for your wedding and choose a pro in that niche. If you would like to have a little of several different styles, then state that from the onset. Let your potential photographers know this is what you want and ask if they are capable of delivering on the project.
4 Do You Have a Sidekick and Backup?
Sometimes the person you interview may not be the photographer who actually captures the day. You should ask if he/she is, in fact, the person to handle the job. If yes, will there be an assistant shooter? Also, what equipment will be used? Is there any type of backup?
5 Are you Insured?
Should things go south, it is advisable to work with photographers who have liability insurance.
6 Any Pricing Packages?
Last on our list, we advise couples to inquire about the pricing and packages before booking a NYC wedding photographer. Be sure to review the pricing and packages of several photographers to find one that falls within your budget.