3 Tips To Get The Most Use Out Of The Initial Meeting With Wedding Photographers


If you are getting ready to make plan out your wedding in full, you will need to hire a wedding photographer to capture the entire event to preserve the entire day with hundreds of photos. To feel confident about hiring the right professional, you may want to meet with multiple professionals before deciding so that you are familiar with your options and possibilities.

When you use the initial meeting optimally, you should feel confident about gathering enough information to decide on a photographer to hire for your wedding.

Appropriate Setting

The first thing that you want to do is make sure that you pick an appropriate setting for the meeting. For instance, you should avoid a situation in which you spend time in a loud and crowded coffee shop where you have a tough time hearing what a photographer has to say.

Also, since you should expect a photographer to bring a binder to showcase their portfolio and go through other details, you should make sure the meeting place has plenty of table space. This will set you up for having a successful meeting in which you can communicate effectively.

Portfolio Requests

If you have a certain idea of how you want your photos to look, you should make sure to pick photographers with a similar style online. At the same time, you will benefit from describing what you want in photography and requesting similar or identical photos to be shown in the meeting.

This will give each photographer an opportunity to pick and choose photos that they believe reflect what you are looking for, which can play a huge role in winning your business.

Wedding Routine

Each photographer will likely have an ideal routine during a wedding. For instance, some professionals may like to take all the planned photos early on and work on a strict schedule. You will also find others who prefer to go with the flow and get creative with their photography.

If you have a certain preference for what you want your photographer to do for the wedding, you should make this clear to end up with a positive outcome for everyone. For instance, a photographer who does not want to follow a strict routine will work best when they are given the freedom to photograph in the way that they feel is natural on the day of the wedding.

Using these tips should help you meet with photographers and make a lot of progress on figuring out who to hire for your wedding.


28 May 2019

The Ocean and Photography: My Two Loves Combined

Ever since my parents allowed me to snap a few photos on their camera on vacation when I was a young child, I have loved photography. While we lived in the Midwest, I became hooked on taking photographs of the ocean and boats when we visited the Florida coast during one of our trips together. I found that just being near the ocean really made me happy, and after we returned home, I was able to "take the ocean with me" to experience that same feeling by taking photos of it. Being near the ocean is so calming and uplifting, but most people don't live near the coasts and don't get to experience its beauty every day. I now live by the ocean, so I decided to create a blog to share my tips about how you can best photograph the things you love.