Tying the knot is an amazing experience. It’s a day full of happiness, emotions, joy, and perhaps sadness when one of your favorite relative didn’t attend the wedding ceremony. Choosing a professional wedding photographer in Dublin is an essential part of the preparation for your big day.
Note that there are countless photographers out there and that makes choosing the best one a difficult task. Where should you start? What do you need to understand about looking a professional wedding photographer? With the cost of wedding photography services ranging from a few hundreds of pounds to thousands of pounds, how do you determine the right photographer?
With the arrival of digital cameras, most people have branded themselves professional photographers. Here is a how to spot a professional and highly experienced wedding photographer.
- Use search engines such as Google
A quick search on any popular search engine will offer you countless choices for wedding photographers. Most photographers who are serious and passionate about what they do usually advertise their services on the internet. Searching for phrases like “best wedding photographer” will bring you countless professional photographers.
- Check websites
After choosing listing several options based on the search engine results and probably recommendations from friends and family, check each of the photographer’s website. Remember, you should concentrate on the photographer’s services and portfolio and not the web design. Currently, you can pay a few hundreds of pounds and get a professional website with a user-friendly interface.
Note that the photographers publish the photograph samples they want you to see. Therefore, in addition to checking the available images, find out how many weddings has the photographer been hired for photography services.
Besides, you should be careful when you notice that the photographer is a member of a professional trade organizations. While some photography organizations require their members to meet some strict qualifications, others require the photographers to pay a cheap subscription fee and allow the photographers to use their logos on their websites.
- Check the cost of the service
Most photographers who are just starting up tend to charge low prices for their services. In fact, some of them see your wedding as a way of building portfolio of various wedding photos to showcase to their prospects and future clients. As a general rule of thump, there is always a reason for the low price. Just find out what it is before you hire the photographer.
For many grooms and brides, the cost of the photography service ends up being the determining factor. Well, probably you have spent a lot of money on your wedding dress, cars, flowers, and more, opting for cheap photography services will do more harm than reducing the wedding expenses. You will get poor wedding photos that will be a constant disappointment even in the future.
- Remember to make an appointment
Before you make your final choice, consider meeting with a few photographers and speak to them in person. You can also request other photo samples apart from ones published on the photographer’s website.
Make a list of questions that will help you understand the photographer’s services better. These questions may include;
How long have you been in the photography industry and how many weddings have you photographed?
- Are you insured?
- What’s the average cost of your services and what’s included in your wedding photography package?
- Do you do photography full time or as a part time job?
- Do you offer a written contract?
- Do you do a pre-wedding visit?
- How many weddings do you cover within a day?
Answers to these questions will help you to understand the photographer better.