Finding the Perfect Photographer is probably the most important aspect of any wedding

Wedding photography is perhaps the most important field because these are the special moments in life we want to capture.  Portraits are important and often play a major roll in wedding photography, but there are more to the wedding and finding the perfect photographer.  Below are several tips to finding the perfect photographer for you.

The Perfect Photographer

Equipment is one of the most important aspects.  There are new photographers who will start out not being able to afford a lot of camera equipment, lights, tripods and so on.  This doesn’t make them a bad photographer, but it can mean they will miss important wedding moments crucial to the final package.  In today’s world a wedding photographer should have at least two digital cameras at any given wedding.  A successful photographer will have enough cameras to mount appropriate lenses  and be able to also supply multiple flash units for any given light situation.

Experience will determine the cost of the photographer.  Most photographers who have been on the circuit longer will charge between $2ooo minimum for a basic wedding photography package.  It depends on the type of package you want and how many assistants they’ll need to cover the entire affair.  Other photographers typically charge between $300- $2000 depending upon the package and their experience.  A well-known wedding photographer is going to cost more, just for the name.  These packages often denote their experience as well as the equipment they can use.

Price of the perfect photographer

This should only be a moderate issue.  The top important aspect of a professional wedding photographer lies in their photography skills.  They will instantly walk into the places your wedding and reception will take place and have ideas of the placement of equipment and lighting.  They will also be able to show you a portfolio of past weddings.  Wedding photography is about the moments that pass between your family and yourselves.  The moment where you are looking at your best friend, your soul mate, your husband/wife, the emotion is what we capture and turn into those precious memories that last forever.

Wedding photography is often seen around the home with the portraits.  The portraits of the bride holding her flowers, the wedding party, and the groom and bride together.  Traditional wedding photography will include the hands with the shinning wedding bands, the bouquet, father of the bride, the shoes, the dress, the list goes on.  The arrangement of the wedding couple is as important as the photograph.  The wedding photographer should be able to pose you in any given situation  and produce beautifully captured images from your special day. This is a task that is achieved with experience in the industry, being able to adapt to any situation and work with many different individuals to create that perfect shot.

The most important of all aspects when choosing your wedding photographer is your relationship with them. I believe  if your clients have a relationship with you that is more than just a wedding vendor/client business relationship then you are already winning in that department. Being comfortable and trusting your photographer relaxes you on your day, letting the candid, fun and romantic emotions shine through. Having a friendship rather than a business relationship is something I strongly believe is most important when choosing who will capture your big day. Wouldn’t you rather your friend be there to capture those moments rather than a wedding vendor?

Photography is an intricate profession and when you have an important day such as a wedding you will want the best.

You may have many ideas on what you want and I as the wedding photographer will make these ideas become reality

Photography is about lighting, catching those unguarded moments, and creating memories that will last forever.

www.dolceweddingphotography.co.nz for your special day