Ooh! I can feel love in the air. Somebody is about to get married right? Having the perfect wedding is the dream of every girl (sorry boys, yours too). So you will put all effort in to making your dream wedding a reality and you would, by now, be browsing all sort of advice on the Internet about everything. Therefore, I thought I might also add to your knowledge base.
I am sure you know that you cannot just pick a photo shooter for the wedding; there are a lot of things to consider before you do. Scroll down if you want to have a glimpse at what you should know before making the choice.
Budget and variety of services
Make sure the person you choose take your photographs fits in to the budget you allocated. See if they are offering any value added services. Will they give you a printed album, will you have access to the softcopies of the photos, etc.
Do you like him/her?
Obviously, the photographer you select should be easy to work with and this automatically happens if you like a person. So talk to several cameramen and see if you like the way they explain things to you, whether they are patient with kids if you are planning to have small kids in your wedding retinue , etc.
Decide which style of photos you like
You may have already made up your mind that you want traditional photographs or fine art photographs or you may be just wandering around unable to make up your mind. If you have made your decision, check with the cameraman that he/she can take photos of the style you want. If you have not yet decided talk to him/her and see what kind of photos you would like.
Browse through albums
The professional you have your mind set on is sure to have albums of his/her previous work for inspection. Go through as many albums as you can. Do not settle for the one or two albums they show you as they may be the best pieces of work while a thousand more may not have turned out well. You cannot take a risk after all you have done, can you?
Explain to the photo shooter about the venue you are planning to have to your wedding, the time of day and the season so that he/she can decide what kind of lighting will be available for the photo shoot and can be prepared with all the equipment he/she would need to achieve high quality photos. Remember that lighting is everything in NYC photography.
Contract and rights
Before entering into the contract come to a conclusion as to what rights the photo shooter has over your photographs. If you do not want him to publish your photographs for advertising purposes in magazines, etc., tell him/her that straight.
Last but not least, have a memorable photography session and best of luck for your future.