Tips and Considerations When Hiring Your Wedding Photographer Part Three
In our last blog we talked about figuring out what was important to you, such as wedding albums, before you hire a photographer. Further, we wrote about the photographer safeguarding the wedding images by backing up the wedding images. If you did not read part two you can find it here. For part one of this blog series Click Here.
One question to ask your potential photographer is if they use only natural light or both natural light and flash or strobes. A professional wedding photographer will use both. Most weddings we photograph have their receptions at night inside where the lighting dim. In these instances we use flashes or strobes to create a pleasant light for the images. If you are wanting sunset pictures a flash or strobe is an absolute necessity to capture both you and the sunset.
How many photographers do you need to photograph your wedding? Some photographers are able to get a second photographer to help out. Tracy and I are a husband and wife photography team who work together to tell your wedding day story. Others work alone or with an assistant. The benefit of having two photographers is that it tells your story more completely. The main photographer will make sure they get the highlights such as the first kiss. The second photographer is able to get the creatives and also the behind the scenes photographs. Sometimes these moments are the ones which our couples love the most. Another benefit is that during the family pictures the second shooter will pose the shots while the main shooter will concentrate on taking the picture. They can also divide and conquer to save time on the wedding day.
One questions we get asked frequently is when will we get to see the images. Some photographers will have your images ready to view in as little as three weeks others as much as 3 months. If your wedding is in April, May, June, September, October and November there may be a slight delay in getting your images due to those months being the busiest for weddings. At our studio we make it a point to get an image gallery to our couples no more than three to five weeks from your wedding. We get out sneak peaks of the images on social media a couple days after the wedding.
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