Photos make or break the wedding. Let’s face it, these pictures will be passed down from generation to generation, you’ll want to hang them in your house and post them all over social media. In other words, they’re a big deal. Well don’t fret, it’s an overwhelming task but Windsong Estate, Northern Colorado’s premiere wedding venue, has compiled a list of the top 5 tips for picking a wedding photographer, and even has a list of their preferred vendors to help your search.
- Settle on a Style. Before you begin to meet with potential photographers, make sure you and your spouse decide how you’d like the wedding to be photographed. You might be surprised and find you have different opinions on the matter! You’ve got all kinds of options for choosing the style that will fit your wedding, like documentary, portraiture, fine art, edgy and bold. Do your research and once you and your fiancee decide the style, you can start meeting photographers!
- Judge their professionalism. Seriously, the best photographers in town are usually booked early and you’ll want to meet with them as soon as you have a date planned. Make sure to check out the photographers past work and don’t be afraid to ask for examples of pieces from weddings they’ve shot. It’s your special day and you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for what you want. Remember too, that you want someone with experience, especially one who has shot a wedding before-you want to make sure they capture special moments like the first kiss!
- Make sure you get along! This may seem silly, but if you don’t get along with your photographer be prepared for major friction during your special day. Communication is key between you, your future spouse and the photographer. If it at all seems awkward or uncomfortable, no matter how amazing their portfolio is, you should reconsider. It’s important to be honest and open with your photographer and if you don’t like their style, chances are they won’t change it for your wedding.