Every bride has always imagined her wedding day to be picture perfect. Perfectly capturing all of the wedding elements coming together is essential because it should reflect that moment in time. The thing is there are so many factors that choosing a wedding photographer. We are compiling some of the factors that you should look at when sourcing your official photographer.
The photographer’s portfolio is the biggest insight you can get from their shooting style. This rule also applies to the videographer. The portfolio should include different styles that make it easier for you to discern whether or not they’ll be a good fit. Although, it’s great to have a photographer who has a particular style, always choose photographers who integrate the couple’s unique style into the video or photographs. Insider tip: to spot a really good photographer, take a look at their candid shots.
If you do like what you see from the portfolio, the next hurdle to get through is the payment. Photographers often vary their prices depending on the packages, popularity, as well as any special requests you have. Weddings in a different country that require them to fly out will also be additional expense for you. If budget is an issue, opt for photographers who aren’t well-known. They will also more be open to giving you discounts. Most wedding videography firms often require that you pay a deposit prior to the wedding just in case of cancellations.
Almost all photographers offer packages that make it easier for couples to choose the one that best fits their budget and preferences. Some of these packages also include other services you are probably looking for like photo booths and video production. It can take the hassle of hiring separate services. This way they can also be coordinated. Prints will most likely be part of their packages too, so choose on that fits your preference.
You can also opt for a backup photographer so every moment gets captured because let’s face it photographers are human too. They need to eat and go to the bathroom every once in a while. It also gives you a chance to capture multiple angles during your vows and wedding reception.
A popular wedding videographer in Singapore would have a booked schedule two to three months in advance. Make sure you book your photographers and videographers early into the planning so you can get the best.
For photos and videos to come out expertly, professional cameras need to be used. Make sure your photographer has all the equipment he/she would need for your wedding. A common trend now is the use of drones for great sweeping shots of the wedding and the reception. Not a lot of wedding photography firms in Singapore have drone technology. Setting your expectations early will make you finalise your photographer/videographer sooner.
Are you still looking for a photographer or videographer? What are some other things you are looking for in a photographer or videographer? Sound off in the comments below. We’d love to know your answers.