Friday, July 22, 2011

Photography Advice

According to the August edition of Brides magazine, the average couple spends $2,097 on their photography. I wanted to give you my advice on wedding photography and ways to make sure that you are satisfied for years to come.  

First off, find out your photography style. There are three types of wedding photography: Classic, photojournalistic, and artistic. The classic style is what we know as the more formal photography. These are the posed pictures of the wedding party and family members. Photojournalistic is a really relaxed style that catches every aspect of your wedding. The photographer is not going to be telling you to pose a certain way, they just capture the moment. The artistic style is the unique photographs that have different angles, lights and colors. First find out what your photographer specializes in, and make sure that you express the style you like.

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of buying your photography rights. This means that you can print out as many pictures as you want whenever you want and the photographer is not in charge of reprinting them for you. If they do not offer the rights to their pictures, then there is a red flag.

Compare pricing and “goods.” Find out what you are paying for. Are you only paying for the photographer to show up the day of? Or does your price come with albums. Make sure you check out multiple photographers to make sure that you are getting the best deal. The best advice you can get is from your friends and family. If you loved their photographer make sure to get the contact information.

I personally think that photography is the one thing that a couple should not cut cost on. With that being said, just because they have a reasonable cost does not mean their work is not good. Just make sure you are happy with their work before hand.

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