Choosing your wedding photographer is one of the most important parts of preparing and planning your wedding. Due to the availability of various different types of photographers and each with varied experience, choosing a wedding photographer in Vaughan, Toronto or the GTA can be a daunting task.
In this post, we’ll discuss 5 things to keep in mind before choosing a wedding photographer in Vaughan or the GTA:
1. Compatibility with the Photographer
In lay man’s terms, “Do you gel with the photographer?” Browsing wedding photographers in Vaughan or the GTA on the internet, will leave you with a lot of options to choose from. The idea is to shortlist them first on the basis on their photography style, after that you need to have an interview to get acquainted with the photographer. On your big day, the photographer will be with you from when you’re getting ready till the guests leave. Additionally, the photographer will be interacting with your family, friends and guests, so it is important to find a photographer everyone at your wedding will be comfortable with.
2. Are you at Ease with the Photographer
Once you have concluded that you gel well with the photographer it is also important to ensure that they can get the best out of you. A good photograph is a result of experienced camera craft and excellent communication. During the course of your interview or subsequent meetings you should have confidence that your wedding photographer will guide guests and family smoothly, to capture memorable poses and group shots. Moreover, if the photographer can get you to stay at ease with a smile, the job is half done.
3. Confirm the Deliverables
Ask the photographer about their availability to ensure that the entire wedding day will be covered. Post event, how long will it take to receive the deliverables. It is important that you get the most bang for your buck. So, chalk out all the products that you will be receiving such as wedding albums, prints, canvases etc. for the entire event.
A wedding album is a product that must be considered as an investment and not as an expense. If made using quality materials such as acid-free paper and proper pigments, your wedding album should last for generations. So, don’t cut corners here and go with a Vaughan wedding photographer that offers a cheaper alternative. Also, enquire about online galleries and how reprints can be purchased.
4. Ensure the Booked Photographer Shows Up
This might sound tricky. However, to avoid any unexpected surprises on your wedding day, make sure that the photographer whom you interviewed or were promised is the one who shows up at your wedding. If you’ve just booked solely on the basis of an online portfolio, you might not have the same experienced person show up. Hence, it’s always best to set up a personal meeting with the photographer to discuss their unique photography style and quality of work.
5. You Get What You Pay For
All said and done, you pay for quality. If you find a Vaughan or GTA wedding photographer that offers lucratively low prices, they might not be able to deliver the same quality as an experienced photographer who delivers a high-quality product. The quality of the equipment, the time to process the photos or the wedding album itself might all be compromised.
Photographers who shoot weddings part-time most likely have a day job doing something else. Therefore, in terms of quality, you might not get the same quality, reliability and service as a photographer who does this every day of the week.