First of all – I am a wedding photographer! It’s important to me to give you a few tips on what you should pay attention to when you hire someone to have the “most beautiful day of your life” photographed.
It is certainly not my intention to step on anyone’s toes with this article. But after following a few wedding photographers both online and in real life, many with BE and some with amazement, I feel it’s really important to share my thoughts and selection criteria with you soon-to-be-married people.
Namely from the perspective of a photographer who is definitely not hunting for you and wants you as a customer. So, whatever I say definitely has no ulterior motives.
Before we can take care of the details, let’s first assume that you want to have beautiful photos of your wedding! If you don’t really care about the quality and the only thing that really matters to you is the budget, then you can: 1. Simply tell all the guests to put the photos from their iPhones, compact cameras, and SLR cameras that they bring with them anyway in a dropbox after the wedding.
It doesn’t cost anything, and you have lots of photos from the day. And 2. You can stop reading here. Win-win. But if you really care about quality, then keep reading!
A good wedding photographer will have a decent portfolio on their website that gives an overview of the style you can expect. Feel free to ask about entire wedding galleries.
I wouldn’t book a wedding photographer without having a real impression of the photographer’s work. A good wedding photographer will definitely show you one or more galleries of entire weddings.
I Am an “Available Light Photographer” If you read or hear this sentence somewhere, in whatever form, then my well-intentioned advice is quite simple – at least skepticism is appropriate here.This sentence is almost frightening to me.Because somehow, it almost sounds a little nice. It’s easy to get carried away and see something artistic or profound about it. “ I just like it more natural; I’m not a fan of artificial light.”… Aha… Wow… An esthete…?
I realize how many photographers will jump on me for saying these words, but honestly, I’ve been meeting photographers for many years, and I’ve heard the story of “Natural light is just so much nicer” so many times. No, I have to disappoint you.
Basically, most photographers who call themselves pure available light / natural light photographers say nothing more than, “Please don’t put me in situations where I have to use flash; I’m afraid of those things.” Sunlight, at the right time, when it is beautiful, cannot be beaten by any lightning in the world. But a good wedding photographer knows how to use artificial light. Of course, some photographers work primarily with natural light, just as some prefer to work with artificial light. This is a question of style. But a wedding photographer always prefers natural light, but can also use artificial light in the right places if necessary and does not rule it out across the board from