A List Of The Key Technical Aspects To Consider When Choosing A Wedding Photographer
When you are on the lookout for a great photographer for your wedding, you may already have an idea that it’s important that you’re comfortable with the photographer and can see yourself working well with them. Your personality and the photographer’s personality should be a good fit; otherwise, you may end up with wedding photos that are less-pleasing than you expected. But if you have already met with a photographer and can confirm that you like their work, you like their philosophy, and you like their personality, there are still some technical aspects you have to think about. Here’s a list of the key technical aspects you should consider when choosing a wedding photographer.
If you have a consultation with any good wedding photographer, they will honestly admit that the lighting plays a crucial role in the quality of their pictures. That’s just the way it is. The key is to find out how the photographer adjusts to different lighting situations, and whether or not they can adjust to your own wedding’s lighting situation. Here’s an example: if you are having a wedding indoors in the evening, then the lighting situation for that is vastly different from having a wedding outdoors and during the day. You should check if the photographer has shot lighting situations and circumstances which are similar to yours so that you can see if they are able to produce suitable – if not amazing – photos.
It’s also important, when you are checking the wedding photographer’s portfolio and photo galleries, to assess the composition of the photos themselves. Are the photos interesting, or shot only from one single perspective? Does the photographer find ways to make the photos more creative by posing them at different angles, from various perspectives, and so on? If the photographer is able to capture a special moment and make it even more beautiful and memorable, then they may be a good choice. The variety is important, especially if you are aiming for more natural-looking (as opposed to stiff and overly-posed) photos.
Despite all the technical details, however, what it comes down to in your choice of wedding photographer is this: do you like their photos, and can you see the same type of photos for your wedding day? What mood or feeling do you experience from the photographer’s photographs? What kind of theme are you looking for? Do you want a romantic, fairy-tale theme, or do you prefer some humorous and amusing photos that give a more spontaneous feel to your special day? If the photos make you happy – and you see yourself liking the photographer at the same time – then you may well be making a brilliant choice, as a Hertfordshire wedding photographer such as Chuck Grosz will confirm.