First you need to determine the type of images you want to represent this great day. You can choose between a story taken from life or more traditional posed photos. Take a ride on the web to see what you like best.
Unearth a good photographer
Start by word of mouth. Take a tour of your surroundings: There surely people who were raving about their wedding photos . Outside your network, contact photographers working in advertising. Also walk the salons marriage to easily compare the work of different providers. And do not forget the Internet. Most photographers exhibit their work on their own site. You can get over your research career for you.
The photographer amateur, you advised your neighbor or cousin, has the advantage of knowing the couple and their family. It will ensure that no guest is left on clichés and will seize the moments of complicity between parents, brothers, sisters, witnesses ... In contrast, opt for a professional if you want to emphasize quality pictures. It will have better control of framing and shots taken from life. But sometimes he can forget too discreet uncle who will upset not to be on any photo ... Remember to submit all the family in advance.
Get in touch
The sooner the better, once fixed the date of marriage. The best photographers are usually booked well in advance, most 1 year before. This is not to contact only by phone, you must meet to get an idea of his work. The poses, are framing well rendered? The married and the guests they are emphasized? Of course, all have a more or less developed sales pitch; the important thing is whether this professional will be able to produce the kind of photos you want.
Identify the photographer's style
Obviously, one must have good contact with the photographer and ensure that he understood your expectations and your sensitivity. Nevertheless, each photographer has his style all his own, and it is you who should choose one that suits you and not vice versa.
You must know exactly the style of photos you want and explain your needs precisely.
- The atmosphere: posed photos, scripted or taken from life? Do you want a traditional scrapbook or unusual reporting, original? As for so-called natural photos, the photographer rarely intervenes to give instructions to guests and married. Its role is to capture the event without staging.
- List the types of photos you want: for groups and portraits, do you want all or some diners (with parents, friends)? Do not hesitate to show him some pictures of your family in advance, so he can easily identify the D-Day
- The color: black and white, color or sepia? Again, the choice is vast and more and more couples are opting for a mixture of styles. This will depend on the light, contrasts, the constraints imposed by the place ... The key: the photographer can easily juggle from one to the other D-Day!
- Or digital Argentique The huge advantage of digital is it allows you to view all the pictures immediately and get rid of those that seem uninteresting. The number of shots is significant about him. Another strong point is the diversity of media on which we can draw pictures (photo paper, CD, slide ...), and the price compared to silver!