This is your big day coming up and there is a reason it is called that. You are spending so much time, effort and money into making sure everything comes off exactly as you would like it to. So, if you are going to make sure everything is perfect in every other way, why not ensure that everything is captured exactly as you want ti as well by hiring a professional photographer. Don't you want the best images possible? Of course you do. Don't entrust this very important task to anyone but a professional. The reason we say this is because you might be approached by Uncle Fred or Cousin Tim about letting them capture your special day. We urge you to never even think about going this direction. You need someone who truly has the know how and can make you and everyone else look amazing in every picture while also capturing the right angles and picture perfect shots. Believe us when we tell you that you will not be happy with anything else. The New Jersey area has some absolutely amazing wedding photographers just waiting for your call. And because we believe in getting this right, we have put together a guide that will ensure that you end up with the highest quality wedding pictures possible.
There are many attributes that you should look for in the photographer that you hire for your wedding day, but if we could put one attribute at the top it would be experience. Again, we cannot stress enough that you should not leave the documenting of your wedding in the hands of an amateur. Come up with a list of professionals that you can consider. There are a few different ways in which you can do this, but we recommend that you start with the world wide web. Another great source are your family, friends and coworkers. And, of course, it doesn't hurt to talk to your wedding vendors that you already have a relationship with. From these sources, develop a list of potential candidates and if they are available for your wedding date, setup an interview.
During each interview, we advise you to pay attention to each candidate's personality type. This is someone you will be spending a lot of time with and keep in mind that they will be interacting with your guests quite a bit so it is very important that they are easy going and respectful and someone everyone will enjoy being around. You also want to look for flexibility, that they don't get rattled easily. Are they serious about their craft? Do they seem to be an organized person? Do they work off of a shot list? Will you be able to add and subtract from the shot list? Do they have an understanding of what will happen when so that they catch the perfect shots? Walk them through your day and get their suggestions as to what images should be captured.
It is better to have a game plan now and to see if you are both on the same page. Do you want only pictures of the bride and groom and the wedding party? Are you interested in capturing additional locations other than your main venues? Or do you want pictures of everyone who comes to your wedding? Share your budget with each candidate. Ask for a quote from every photographer that you interview. Keep in mind that you do not want to go on the cheap for this candidate. This may be tempting, but again, always go back to the thought that this is the most important day of your life. Value costs something and the last thing that you want is to be disappointed with how your wedding is recorded. These questions and considerations will go a long way in bringing you to the perfect photographer for your special day. And in the end, you will be more than happy that you have your cherished memories preserved in such quality manner.