When it comes time to start planning your wedding, one of the most important aspects to pay close attention to is the wedding photographer. Wedding photos are a major part of any wedding day. They serve as the life long memories of your special day, where you and your loved one have entered into the union of marriage and proclaimed your love for one another in front of all your family and friends.
Choosing the right wedding photographer is important in making sure your big day is captured and preserved in a way that reflects you as a couple, as well as the theme and vibe of the day itself. Wedding photos should serve as an active recount of the day, with photographs either posed or captured in a way that really reflects the essence of the day. A good wedding photographer will be able to understand and convey your feelings through your wedding photos.
Before deciding on a photographer it is a good idea to meet with potential candidates and get a feel for the type of work they produce, their own creative ideas as well as gain an understanding of their interpretation of your wedding ideas. Making sure your wedding photographer understands the direction you want your wedding photos to take is important as you do not want to end up with photos that you’re unhappy with. Another added benefit of a wedding photographer is that they normally offer free photo editing when compiling the album, this may offer the bride some peace of mind as they are normally quite worried about how the photos will turn out.
Most wedding photographers also offer a videography service as well traditional photography. Wedding videography is a fantastic way to document the events taking place throughout the entire day, including the before, during and after ceremony moments. Having a wedding videographer working simultaneously with your wedding photographer is a great way to make sure every aspect of your day is captured, encompassing both the bride and groom’s views. Wedding videos are a great way to relive the excitement of the big day and experience aspects you may have been too busy to see on the day.
Gone are the days of the extravagant wedding with the even crazier price tag. During tough economic times the quantity of couples getting married are not reduced, however the average costs of the wedding are. They throw out the over the top extras for their practical alternatives. However don’t fear, as there are a couple ways you can cut costs without cutting corners, and still have a wedding that you’ll remember forever without a debt to match.
One extremely simple solution is to find a videographer who can do both wedding photography and videography. It will usually cost you a lot less if you can find a company that can offer you both as a combined package. Wedding photography is typically much more expensive than videography services. In fact, most brides and grooms focus on finding their wedding videographer as one of the last things they do, although studies show that in later years the wedding video becomes the most important! Just think for second. If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a video worth? When you have kids, you’ll understand. They’ll be glad you have that wedding day on camera so they can relive the memories as if they had been there.
So ask your wedding videographer if he/she offers discounts on a combined package for wedding photography and videography. Explain that you’re looking to save as much money as possible and you’ll be going with the videographer that can offer you the best deal, but still has a proven track record and a great looking portfolio. Let the wedding videographer sell you on why he/she is the best for the job. If they don’t know, that’s a bad sign and you need to move on. There are many talented professionals out there who have a tremendous passion for recording wedding videos, so don’t be shy.
Even if you can’t get a huge discount combining their wedding photography and videography services, you’ll at least be able to negotiate a little extra in the form of value-added services. Wedding photography and videography go hand in hand and if so the professionals may quite possibly throw in a free engagement video or add an extra member of their team to cover your event. After all, value-added services are indeed more bang for your buck. If your money is going farther in the form of more value, you’ve essentially just saved money! Who knows what you may get? You’ll never know until you ask. So get out there and ask your videographer if he/she specializes in wedding photography as well as a videography!