Choosing a Wedding Photographer might be one of the most important wedding planning decisions you make. After your wedding your cake will have be eaten, your flowers will welt and the guest will leave. Your wedding photo is something that could be kept for generations to come. Your wedding day is your story and you need to find the right person to tell it. Their are more than 400 Photographers in Bloemfontein, make sure you choose one that is a Professional Wedding Photographer.
Factors to consider when choosing a Wedding or Event Photographer in Bloemfontein.
1. Capturing Style
How does the photographer go about getting the photographs. How would you prefer them to? This is something you have to decide. There is no right or wrong way, it is up to you and what you prefer. Also note that many photographers would combine styles to create there photos in a way that tells a story the best way in their eyes.
The Documentary/ Journalistic Photographer:
Instead of a series of poses or asking people to smile for the photographer, photos are more candid and spontaneous. With a purely Photo journalistic Photographer, you would seldom see people looking directly at the Camera, the photos will tell the story as they happen. These Photographers let the moments unfold around them without interfering. This kind of photographer if successful will capture emotion in it’s raw beauty as it unfolds An experience for you to relive and cherish in the years ahead. Many Photojournalistic Photgraphers will also do some posed shots during the couple shoot as well as formal shots of family and friends.
The Fashion Photographer
If you have heard of Brett Florens you know exactly what this style is. These Photographers often make use of dramatic lightning, fashion-ques and expressions as well as off camera lighting. The images may not fully represent the personality of the couple but rather something that is seen in a fashion magazine. Although some of Mudboots Photography’s photos may seem a bit like Fashion, this is not our typical approach. We include them to capture the beauty that a bride has only on a special day like her wedding.
The Fine-Art Photographer
These Photographers do their best to get creative angles with strong artistic feel. They often have a post production idea in mind using textures, filters and other advance Photoshop techniques. Although Mudboots does take creative angles we seldom do, elaborate true fine-art Photography. However we do try to also use creative lighting to get stunning photographs.
Traditional Wedding Photographers
Traditional wedding photographers are very involved in the wedding and will almost act as a wedding coordinator. They rarely capture candid moments. Group shots and a set list of photographs are perfectly coordinated and captured. The resulting images may not reflect the happiness in the moment but no hair will be out of place. Although Mudboots Photography is not a Traditional photographer we do pose and direct people when necessary. In general I try to capture the moment without posing.
2. Editing Style
Make sure you like the editing style of the photographer. Specially if they use techniques that you may like now, but will have gone out of fashion in a few years. Think how will you feel then. Will you still like the black and white photo with the one red rose? Make sure you have a few photos that are timeless and not edited in a weird funky way.
3. Photographer Personality
“If there’s any awkwardness or uneasiness, there’s no way your photographer will be able to produce the images you’ve seen in their portfolio for you.”
Your wedding photographer will be spending most of the day with you and will influence how at ease you and your guests feel. You should get along with your photographer and feel comfortable with them walking around you, sharing your personal space without making you feel invaded.
Shopping for a wedding photographer is like buying a house: you get what you pay for.
So you found the perfect photographer but you will need to sell your car to afford him/her. Generally professional photographers are worth the money you pay. The photos are after all, all you will have left of the only wedding day you plan to have. So see it as an investment. Standard practice is that your wedding photographer outlay should be about 10% of the cost of the wedding.
However a few consideration that may help you save some money. Try to choose a photographer in your area. If your getting married in South Africa their is no need to book a photographer from Australia. Chances are there is a talented photographer just around the corner.
What is included in the package? Make sure you include everything you want in the package from the start adding things after can work out more expensive.
Hope this helps you to make the best choice. In the end no photographer is perfectly suited for everyone.