Now that the time is fixed & you’ve found the man of your dreams, it’s time you find somebody who captures the most memorable day of your life in its truest essence i.e., a great wedding photographer! Finding an appropriate wedding photographer is easier said than done. Particularly when you have a pool of thrilling choices available at your discarding, it gets hard to pick just one. While there will be one who has a giant name in the business and expertise in bridal portraits, there’ll be others who have little credit yet have such impressive portfolios & a flair for clicking amazing photos. Now the complicated part is how do you decide who is the flawless one for you? 

1. The Kind of Wedding Shooting You Want

CANDID PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Candid photography is more impulsive and less posey. 
  • It tends to capture the people and feelings in a much more truthful way.
  • This type of shooting needs more skill, knowledge, planning and technical know-how. 
  • Unexpected shots are hard to shoot and consequently cost a tad bit more.

TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Traditional photography is generally staged (posey).
  • It contains the photographer captivating over the whole and individual charge.
  • It tends to capture a huge part of the wedding, ensuring no moment or person is missed.
  • Such shots cost less.

2. The Kind of Bridal Videography You Want

CINEMATIC VIDEOGRAPHY

  • The idea behind filmic videography is quite alike candid photography.
  • It involves more imagination & storytelling in documenting the events.
  • It tends to capture the marriage, its star cast and nearby feelings in a 20–40-minute video. 
  • This type of videography wants precise equipment, cameras, drones and technical know-how. 
  • It is a costly affair.

Here’s how Cinematic Videography looks like.

TRADITIONAL VIDEOGRAPHY

  • Traditional Videography is one of the oldest methods of videography.
  • It involves less imagination besides detailing every single minute of the occasion.
  • This type of videography needs a typical video camera and some basic gear to shoot uninterruptedly
  • A traditional video cost less.

3. How to Set the Budget for Wedding Photography

  • Know your total wedding budget.
  • Chalk out an estimated percentage of the total budget you’re willing to capitalize in wedding photography 
  • Once you know the marketplace charges, you’ll have a clear idea about whether they fall inside your set budget or exceed it.

However, if the market prices surpass the budget, you have set, you can either re-evaluate the budget or make some negotiations & assign a maximum amount of it to your favoured services.
(For instance, if you’re a passionate lover of candid photography and have a total of Rs. 1 lakh cheap for wedding photography for a two-day event, you can allocate the maximum funds to candid photography and keep the remaining amount for other services.)

4. What You Need Before You Start Searching for A Photographer

  • Have a defined wedding photography budget.
  • Know your estimated guest list.
  • Gain clarity on your wedding venue(s).
  • Know the finalised event dates.
  • Choose if you want the photographer for all the rituals or only the selected ones.
  • Know whether your reservation the photographer from the groom’s side and bride’s side separately or both sides together.

 5. Finding the Right Wedding Photographer

  • Skim over outlines of popular wedding photographers in your city at:
  • Social Media Platforms
  • Wedding Albums of your newlywed friends & family members
  • Recognize the excellence of their work and the marriage style they specialise in.
  • Choose the ones that you like the most (at least 5-6 of them).