I dedicate my self as a destination wedding photographer since 2008 and serve hundred of couple who coming from this entire world and document their glorious day called wedding. Once I get a shooting appointment from my wife who become to my studio assistant I used to meet my couple directly or in-directly.
I ever travel to Singapore just to meet my couple who asking me to shoot for their pre wedding in Maldives or even I ever use Skype to meet my couple who coming from Hong Kong. There, I also ask about why do they choose me as their wedding photographer.
As a marriage couple I know that seems you feel confuse of choosing a wedding photographer cause we know that there are thousands of photographer in this globe. So today I’m gonna share from what I learn about serving my recent couple and tell you what you should do for having the right wedding photographer for your big day.
3 Essential Steps of Choosing a Wedding Photographer
You don’t need think too much about choosing your wedding photographer, I knew as well that there are various parameters that you should know about it but let me make it as simple as I can. So here below are 3 essential steps that you should know:
Find a person who able to capturing your moment and not just shooting
Wedding is all about moments, it’s the day where you wake up in the morning and start to do so many things related to your special day. This day will belong to your most prestigious day rather than others so everything must recorded in a good way so when you guys having a children or even getting that old than you still can re-open your memories.
So many people have a camera and start shooting a wedding but surely they are not get used for capturing moments. Just like when you find your first driving license and start driving your car, you will feel nervous about surrounding and your passengers will feel uncomforted with you.
It is the same thing cause being a photographer isn’t a short journey, we should spend thousand hours of capturing moments.
So what you really need to see once you open the album is the great pictures that represent love and romance from every single moment that you passing by from the past 10 hours. They might not be clear shots cause may it seems blur or dark in some part but you see your tears down on your cheek, dad hug you with love, or even you slap down when your first dance….but that’s the true moment that you really need for.
Suggestion – My suggestion about it is find someone who proven for years of documenting and capturing WEDDING moments and NOT other photography niche such as commercial, fashion, or even landscape.
Make sure he/she delivered you with an album and not just file on USB drive
Living in digital live make everyone think too simple even for important thing. I know so well there are so many couple want to get their wedding files only rather than an album, therefor so many photographers offer a photo shoot without an album.
If this gonna be your travel photos than go have it but NOT for your wedding!
As I said before that wedding is all about moments so here we talk about story of love that MUST BE PRINTED on the album. By using album you can touch the paper, smell the high quality leather cover, and enjoying every single photos of moment that you had directly.
It’s a wonderful experience right!
You see what you can’t see during your wedding day right now and whenever you miss your romantic moment than re-open it, sit down with your spouse, get some coffee and turn on your music…..this is how you enjoy your wedding moment!
It’s always better for have a humble and easy going photographer rather than just a formal one
Since you going to dealing with professional doesn’t mean that you do all of things in a formal way. It always fun to meet someone who able to connect with you, laughing, or even get a dinner together. Here you develop a personal connection between professional and client beyond the others.
Photography is an art so personal connection is a great way!
Professional photographer will always put their professionalism beyond everything but he or she still able to be answers your critical questions related to your wedding such as honeymoon destination, venue, or even recommending other vendor who will support your wedding.
My Last Words on This Topic
Take your time to find your best person who documenting your moment and you may use these 3 essential steps of choosing a wedding photographer.
If you just started to prepare your wedding than you can check my recommendation of best wedding locations in the worlds, by the way I’ve been to several places that I mentioned on it for wedding and engagement photo shoot.
I also wanna welcoming you visit my portfolio to see my photography works, I put some links where you can access my recent couple galleries and figure out how I shoot on the wedding day.
I’ll see you soon!