Selecting a wedding photographer can make or break one of the most amazing days of your life. For this reason, it is important to do your research to find the right Toronto wedding photographer for your big day. There are so many things to consider when selecting someone to capture the once in a lifetime moments you will be experiencing. There are four things to consider when beginning your search for the perfect photographer.
All photographers have different styles. Do you want your photos to be light and airy? Dark and mysterious? Timeless? Find a style that fits you and your fiancé’s personalities and the venue. The best way to do this is look on your venue’s social media. Find pictures and styles that you love, then do some research on those photographers! You can also contact the venue manager to see what wedding photographers they think shoot the venue best or who they suggest.
The only person you spend more time with on your wedding day than your new hubby is your photographer. He or she will be with you while you’re getting ready, during the awkward family photos and up close and personal with you during those intimate moments with your husband after saying “I do.” Selecting a Toronto wedding photographer that has a personality you mesh with is so important.
Photographers offer many different types of packages. Some come with videography, an extra photographer or complementary engagement sessions. They can even make custom packages just for you! Make a list of all the things you want from your photographer. The list could include the number of hours they will be shooting, bridal portraits on a different day, electronic copies/rights to print and anything else you can think of. Take this list with you when you meet with potential photographers and select the photographer and package that makes your day exactly what you want it to be.
Photographers are expensive, but SO worth it. SPLURGE! The moments they capture are irreplaceable and one of the only tangible things you will have from the best day of your life 10 years from now. When creating your wedding budget, try to allot at least 10% of it to photography. You will be glad you did.
This is your day, choose a wedding photographer that will give you everything YOU want.