Buffalo Bridal Association | Wedding Planning Weekly
This episode aired on January 4th, 2015 at 7pm.
The topic is ‘Tips for Choosing a Wedding Photographer’
These tips can be applied to DJ’s, Videographers and other vendors.
You have narrowed your choices down to the areas 3 best photographers…
how do you make the final decision?
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Wedding Planning Tip #1
Make sure you have chemistry with the photographer.
Having chemistry with the person you will be spending your wedding day with will make for more emotional and playful photos.
Wedding Planning Tip #2
Meet with photographer that will documenting your wedding day.
A photography studio can potentially send any photographer…don’t sign a contract unless you agree with this policy.
The bottom line- make sure that you know who will be showing up on the day of your wedding!
Wedding Planning Tip #3
Make sure your photographer is properly insured
Liability Insurance is very important. Some venues will not work with uninsured vendors.
Wedding Planning Tip #4
Don’t let price be the only factor when hiring your photographer.
Is your photographer a single shooter or will they be bringing an assist?
Is retouching included and will all your final photos be edited or unedited?
Wedding Planning Tip #5
Find out who owns the rights to the photos.
Do you own the rights to the final photos? If you do- make sure you get a print release!
Wedding Planning Tip #6
What is the emergency plan?
Find out if the photographer has back up equipment and an emergency plan in place should another photographer need to step in.
Wedding Planning Tip #7
Evaluate the photographers artistic criteria
Does the photographers style match yours? Style is very important to think about.
A photographer can be Traditional, Artistic, High Fashion, Modern, Photo-journalistic or a combination of a few styles.
Find the style of photography that speaks to you!
Are we the photographer’s for you?
We are modern and current and focus on real life moments. Our style is a balance of Editorial and Photo-journalistic.
We edit all the final photos and you receive the print rights to the images.
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These Wedding Planning Tips are adapted from Wedding Planning Weekly's interview with Heather Bellini Photography