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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Choosing the right photographer and/or videographer is extremely important. They do more than take video and/or pictures. They capture all of your special moments for you to cherish forever.

  • Decide on the style you would like your event shot in.
    • Traditional - Posed shots for a portrait album.
    • Photojournalism - Photographer follows you and your guest for the duration of your event documenting the occasion while staying invisible and out of the way. Allowing for unposed candid snapshots.
    • Illustrative Photography - Combination of traditional and photojournalistic styles. Allows for controlled shots with the feel of a candid photo.
  • Get to know the photographer/videographer and their personality to make sure you're like them and your personalities will work well together.
  • Ask questions:
    • Are you a certified professional photographer?
    • Is this your profession or is it a side job?
    • Do you have any degrees in photography?
    • Are you a member of any professional photographers associations?
    • Will you be the one shooting the event or will it be an associate?
    • How long after the event will it take to receive the images?
    • Is a disk of all the high-resolution images included or is it extra?
    • Do you own backup equipment and do you have a backup photographer?
    • Is there a payment schedule?
    • What is their cancellation policy?
    • Will there be more than one photographer(if it is a large event)?
    • How many events do you do a year?
    • How many events like mine have you done?
  • Always ask to see a portfolio of past work including an entire photography session so you can see that they are consistently good. You want more than one or two good shots from your event.
  • Ask them to provide references and follow through with checking them out.
  • Make sure there is a contract that outlines everything from contact information to when your images will be delivered. Contracts protect the both of you and are very important.
  • Make sure your videographer and photographer can work together.
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