Getting hitched is an amazing experience. It is a day filled with emotion, happiness, happiness and sometimes a little sadness when a family member or friend who is no longer around is not there to share our special day. To get more information about photographers click here Wedding Photographers in Chennai.
Since professional wedding photographers we know how stressful organizing your wedding day can be. With so many photographers around, where do you start? What do you need to know when buying a wedding photographer? With prices ranging from a few hundred or so pounds to many thousands, how do you know if they are right for you?
It is a simple fact of life that with the arrival of digital cameras, many people now call themselves a "photographer". Over recent years there has been an explosion of individuals offering their services as wedding photographers, lots of who have never received any training, have no insurance, do not use professional equipment and do not have sufficient backups in location to accommodate for any eventuality.
A professional photographer will have all of the above and this post is a quick "Help Guide" to the things to watch out for and the questions we recommend you ask when choosing a wedding photographer. Grab yourself a cuppa and get comfy. This is not a definitive guide, simply a general overview of what to look for.
Looking for a Digital photographer:
Personal Recommendations: Have you been to a wedding recently? What did your friends think of their photographer? As a Yorkshire wedding photographer the vast majority of our clients come from personal tips from either Bride and Grooms who have used us, or from Venues that know the quality of the work we produce and the fantastic value for money we offer.
Google And Other Search Engines:
A quick lookup on any of the major search engines will produce a mind numbing level of choices. For example, if you type into Google the search conditions "Wedding Photographer" it will return millions results. Just going through each outcome would take you years, so as a basic rule of thumb, stay with those on page one or page 2. Typically the reason for this is simple: If they are on page a couple of then they have taken the time to ensure that their website is smartly designed, optimised and placed, to ensure that their products or services are easy to find for possible Bride and Grooms.
Picking A Photographer
As soon as you have decided on a date, have booked your wedding venue and received confirmation then book other services required for your wedding day as fast as possible. Leaving it to the last minute to guide your wedding photographer is not a good idea. Find more information about photographers Candid Wedding Photography in Chennai.
Many Bride and Grooms search for their digital photographer the day they get engaged.
The first thing to do is check out a photographers website smaller be fooled into thinking this is the be all and end all. Always pay attention to the images and not the website design. These days for a few hundred pounds you can have a real classy looking website designed. Never forget that an online site only shows the information that the photographer WANTS you to see. You will only generally see the best images, the ones they want to use to showcase their capabilities so require a good look around the website. Have a look and see how many different weddings you can see. If there is merely 1 or 2, have they only photographed a few weddings? Also how much information does the photographer give you? Are they up front about their prices or do you have to go in and see them to discover how much they charge? Do they give you specific detailed information about their services?
Likewise be VERY wary if they say they are a member of a "Professional Trade Organisation". Some industry organisations simply need photographers to pay an total annual subscription payment to join then allow the photographer to use the Organisations logos on their website. Certainly some organisations have simply no joining requirements, you do not have to own a camera along with your Gran, who has no idea about photography, could become a member of if she wanted. Perform your homework and look for Trade Organisations carefully because they are not all the same.
Some are for full time professionals only and Members are required to undergo analysis, inspection and have insurance documents checked, others simply let you pay a nominal amount and state you to be a "Professional Photographer". Understand that the photography industry is not governed and anyone can state to be a "photographer".