While your cousin’s nephew may be cheaper, the best way to ensure that your occasion will be captured well is to hire a pro. During your initial consultation, ask how many events and/or weddings the photographer has shot. Ask if they have any awards, or are apart of any affiliations. And be sure to check out their website and/or portfolio for samples of their work.
Now that you’ve found a few experienced, potential photographers, decide what style of photography you want captured. Are you interested in the traditional event style photography with posed images? Or do you want the photographer to blend in and focus on capturing the candid moments of the day? Or even still, are you more into the shots that lean toward the glam of fashion photography? Make sure that the photographer you hire is able to capture the style, or styles of your choice so that the story of your wedding is your own.
Most photographers have packages and pricing to accommodate a variety of needs…and hmm, budgets. If your photographer doesn’t have a package that fits your needs, ask if they can customize one for you.
And for any brides in need of a photographer, be sure to check out Kevin Voth. A highly sought out wedding photographer in Atlanta, Kevin is listed with Atlanta Bridal, Wedding.com, and Snap Knot. To check out his blog, click here. Happy Planning!