The whole picture
Posted: Thursday, Apr. 02, 2009
Your wedding photos will remain among the most treasured mementos of your special day, bringing years of pleasure. Because of the value associated with your photographs, its essential that you thoroughly research photographers before choosing one. To help ensure that no emotions, expressions and special moments of your wedding are missed, we offer the following guidelines: Begin looking for a photographer 9-12 months prior to your wedding date, since many are booked well in advance. Check out the photographers website for sample work, packages, availability, etc. Check out our comprehensive listing of fine photographers in the Charlotte area. Meet with several photographers to get a sense of their styles, and decide with whom you feel most comfortable. Confirm who will actually be shooting your wedding. What time will they be arriving? What time will they leave? Will they be employing assistants? Ask to view sample albums from a recent wedding. Find out what packages are available and the costs of each. Are the proofs included in the package? Is an album included? How much is extra time? Will the photographer be shooting digital or on film? If film, what brand will be used, and how much is extra film? Will they be shooting in black and white, color or both? About how many photographs will you receive?
Once youve selected your photographer, provide him or her with a list of must-have shots. Dont hesitate to ask questions. Get your answers in writing, and ensure that nothing is left unclear.More Planning Articles
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