If you tag along some useful tips, hiring a perfect wedding photographer would be easier than expected.

Do the Ground Work : One of the safest bets to hit upon an ideal wedding photographer is to lend an ear to the referrals made by your friends or relatives who might have got married recently.

Fix up a Personal Meeting : As you would be spending a lot of time with the photographer on your wedding day it is very important that you share a matching chemistry with him. You should feel relaxed and at ease in his presence because a relaxed demeanor has an important say in the quality of your snap shots. No matter however skilled or experienced the photographer might be, if you cannot vibe with him he might not be a good choice. Always make sure to go through his wedding portfolios to get a hang of his style and treatment of prints. Make sure that the main photographer himself would be covering the event and not any of his assistants.

Planning a Rehearsal : Wedding day could be hectic and chaotic so it is important that the photographer gets time to plan his shots perfectly. If it is a church wedding, make sure that shooting is permitted inside the church. Planning a shooting schedule would help the photographer to finalise the lighting arrangements and other technical aspects. Introduce the immediate family members who need to be covered prominently so that there are no tasteless omissions and goof ups.

Convey Your Ideas : You can decide whether the photographer should remain at the background and go about his job quietly or you want him to be a prominent figure at the forefront of the thick of action.. If you have any fancy shots in your mind, you can put across your ideas and an experienced photographer should be able to create magic in light and shade.

Get a Quote : Having finalized the photographer, half your job is done. The next step would be to make sure that the services are well within your budget. Clarify the fine prints including transportation charges, accommodation facilities and any other additional expenses that are not covered in the quote.

Insist on Digital Photography : Digital photography promises better quality and editing facilities of snaps so that you need not worry about those shining noses and red eyes any more. It ensures a free hand for the photographer to make a bad shot look great by certain subtle editing techniques. Natural and candid snap shots have replaced those formal, table shots as it ensures the subtle emotions and natural shots of the couple without being camera conscious.

By Haadi