Your wedding pictures are the most important thing you will have to remember your day. Choosing the right photographer is as important as having the right gown, or venue, or (dare I say) spouse! When making your selection, price shopping is the worst mistake you can make. There are many factors that go into the cost of your photography package; experience, skill, training, overall quality of the product and the overall style of pictures you want to express your wedding.
First, you should define the style of photos you prefer:
Photojournalism is a style of photography that captures the events of the day truly candid style. Very few, if any, of the shots are posed. This is by far the most popular style of photography according to market trends. There are some drawbacks involved – especially if your photographer is inexperienced in this field. Make sure the photographer has ample references and photos for you to check before you even consider wedding Photojournalism. In addition, without some of the posed shots you may wind up with a wedding album where quite a few people are missing.
Traditional Wedding photography is exactly what it sounds like. All of the shots are posed, there is very little creativity involved with various settings and events. There is usually a ‘shot list’ and every detail must be mapped out in advance; lighting, background, placement of flowers, etc.You will have an album that your parents will love: filled with photos of your entire bridal party, family and guests but, you might not have that one beautiful photo that is found so often in a candid moment.
Artistic Photography (also illustrative Photography) is a great mesh of the two other styles. Some candid shots, some posed. Many of the shots are ‘staged’ in various places to look candid – but, are in fact posed. The Artistic Photographer will not be cheap since you are paying for an artistic vision which requires more time and work than snapping photos.
Before booking your wedding photographer:
-Make sure the photographer you hire is the one who will be at your event.
-Do not accept a substitute unless you have seen examples of his/her work.
-Always remember to get everything in writing!
Bridal Expo Chicago is home to dozens of the finest photographers of all styles. For 4 complimentary tickets to a show in your area where you can see example of their finest work , log on to www.bridalshowexpo.com or call our office @ 847-428-3320 today!
-Penny Frulla for Bridal Expo Chicago
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