How to choose the best wedding photographer in Miami to document your wedding? Here are six tips on how to find the right artist
So you recently got engaged and now the search for the best wedding photographer in Miami to document your wedding has started and suddenly you feel overwhelmed because there are thousands of great artists out there, and you don’t know where to start or how to choose.
Well, don’t worry! This guide will give you some amazing tips on how to find the right photographer for you! Let’s get started.
LET’S START WITH SOME SIMPLE QUESTIONS:
How do you want your wedding photos to look?
When you look at your favorite photographs, what’s the thing that you love most? Is it that they are candid, or perhaps they have an editorial look? Maybe they are a combination of posed and candid?
This is very important because your wedding photos should be among your favorite images, so how do you want your images to look?
Now that you have found the “feel” you want for your wedding photographs, let’s move on to the next important question…
What Style of Editing do you enjoy?
Let me break this down: when you browse for the best wedding photographers in Miami, you will find that there are several “looks” the images have.
These could be dark and moody – I’m sure you’ve seen images that are in brown tones and a bit darker.
Another very popular look is bright and airy – these are images that are mostly pastel colors.
And my favorite style of editing obviously is the one I use in my own photography and I call it vibrant and natural! This means that the colors are as the eye sees them, but I add a POP to them! 🙂 You can see more of my wedding style here.
Now that you know how you want your wedding images to look and feel, let’s move on to the next step: Finding the right wedding photographer for the aesthetic you enjoy.
LOOKING FOR THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER? FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING ASPECTS:
The Personality of Your Photographer…
Let me tell you something, this is VERY IMPORTANT!
The reason why is simple: Whoever you choose as your wedding photographer will be with you for hours on your wedding day! In addition to this, the photographer will be working very close to you (literally) so you definitely need to enjoy their company!
If you feel relaxed and comfortable in their presence I can guarantee your photos will look fantastic!
And how would you know if the person you are considering hiring and you and your partner will get along? Simple! Schedule a video call (a.k.a a discovery call), so you can talk about the plans for your wedding day and get to know them a bit better!
A FEW QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER DURING A DISCOVERY CALL?
- How long have you been a wedding photographer?
- How do you manage the day?
- What’s the booking process?
- Are you insured?
- What’s the estimated time for delivery of the final gallery?
- Are there any extra fees for the collections offered?
Another important thing to ask any photographer you are considering is to see a full wedding gallery. Website portfolios are great to give you an idea of their body of work, but keep in mind those are only highlights.
After seeing a full wedding gallery you can assess how dynamic and complete their portfolio is.
Check Out Their Reviews
Let’s be honest, we all love to check out reviews! Reading what others have to say about the experience they had with the photographer you are considering, it’s very important to give you perspective on what you will receive.
The majority of couples leave reviews to vendors on websites like The Knot, WeddingWire and Google Reviews.
NOW THAT YOU HAVE FOUND THE PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHER WHO FITS YOUR STYLE LET’S MOVE ON TO THE FINAL STEP…PRICING.
How much are their photography services?
As you can see this shouldn’t be the main factor as to why you choose photographer A over photographer B.
Although I understand that every couple has a different financial comfort zone, my advice to you is not to let the price dictate your choice, after all, your wedding images will be among the most important memories you will ever have.
And if you are willing to spend thousands of dollars on having a big party with designer shoes, delicious food, and a fancy dress (that you will never ever wear again) why skimp on the photographs that will be a forever reminder of what your day was and the stories that those images will tell to your offspring?
When You Look Back At Your Wedding Photos What Would You Like To See?
I dare you to watch this video & not get excited about your day!