One of the questions you’ll want to ask any wedding photographer you’re considering – is simply “Can we view a complete and full wedding gallery you’ve photographed?”
This is also one of the best ways to separate the good photographers from the really bad photographers (or the ones that are at least not as good.)
The truth is that a wedding portfolio will obviously have THE BEST photos that the photograph
er wants to show off – but that’s usually 1 or maybe 2 photos from each wedding. What you want to see is how they handle THE ENTIRE DAY – at least a few examples of complete weddings from start to finish.
There’s no hiding behind 1 or 2 great images if you’re seeing 400+ photos. Not only that – you’ll be able to see how that particular photographer handles different lighting conditions, different people, and different locations. Do all of their photos look like they could’ve been photographed anywhere (and not location specific? That may or may not be a good thing. If you picked a location because of a certain look – you’ll want that to be reflected in your photos.)
Does that photographer use the exact same pose at EVERY WEDDING? Obviously there will be some overlap – but if you get the feeling that the photographer only has 2-3 poses and that’s it… You may not want that.
Selecting a wedding photographer is so much more than just their photos – but you want to make sure that their photos are at least as good as you need them to be. You want to make sure that they don’t just get lucky shots every now and then. You’re paying them good money and honestly – for the most part – their photos need to be much better than anything your guests can take. That’s why you’re hiring a professional photographer.
Alright. If I don’t see you on your day – have a great wedding – and I’ll talk to you later.
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