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Choosing the right photographer for your wedding can make all the difference in whether or not you and your groom love your wedding photos.

 

But with so many different photographers throughout your are, finding the right fit can seem like an impossible task. This is why scheduling multiple consultations with potential photographers is so important. Being able to sit down, talk and ask questions can help the bride and groom gauge who is the best fit for them. First, you have to set your budget. But once you know that, you can begin researching photographers in your price range. Then, after you have found several photographers in your budget whose work you really like, it is time to begin scheduling consultations. Because most brides are not photography experts and may be lost at what to ask in a consultation.

Those excess images help create the final product, but they are not the final product, and won’t be treated as such.

I understand it seems a little odd to go through a photo shoot and hear so many clicks, and then receive x amount of  images.  I’d love to tell you a little bit about the process and explain why this happens.

 

During a photo shoot, I’m making real-time adjustments to lighting to create the perfect shot.  I’m also occasionally firing “burst” of shots to ensure that I get an image with no eye blinks, and to make sure we don’t get any shots of a person starting to talk or brushing their hair out of their face.

 

It’s necessary to take these images, they are part of the working process of art, just as a painter sometimes tries a few colors before making the final stroke.  Or how a writer might try a couple of words before landing on the right one – she doesn’t publish all three words, the first two just served to lead to the third.

 

All images are captured in a raw color format, so the image-making process is not finished, even when the shoot is over, as funny as that sounds.  My job at that point is to discard the eye blinks and my own testing shots to select the real pieces of art that all the other shots helped create.  I take those shots and spend a great deal of time working with them by hand to tone the color, smooth any imperfections, and produce heirloom pieces of art that are up to my artistic standards – the same quality of work you saw in my portfolio.

 

I don’t release any images not included with this set of final images, because they were neither created nor intended as final products – they simply enabled me to work out issues that arose to ensure you’d get the high quality images you received.

Questions you should ask during any wedding consultation

  • Do your personalities mesh with the photographers?

When you request a consultation that usually means you obviously like our work or you wouldn’t be coming to see us. But I think the number one thing that brides often overlook is the personality of the photographer. That is one of the things that Jim and I always want to make sure of. We wanted to be sure that they are a fit for our personalities because you are with that bride all day long, and you’re really one of the only vendors that is with the bride the entire day. I think it is really important when the bride comes in and sits in the studio to actually talk to potential photographers that she gets a feel for that photographer’s personality.”

 

  •  How much experience do you have?

Don’t make the mistake of hiring an amateur or “Uncle Bob.” You can’t ask an amateur or a friend do it and expect their work to look like the photographer that you really fell in love with but didn’t bother to meet with or you couldn’t afford. You can’t have the expectation that a $500 photographer’s work will look the same as a $3,000 photographer because it probably will not. So, you need to ask about the experience they have. Also, make sure they are a legitimate business. Do they pay taxes? Do they have a business license? How long have they been established? What kind of education did they have? Do they do continuing education? Are they a member of any associations? I think that those are really good and important questions to ask.

 

  •  What work do they do post-production?

Brides often forget the post-production work that goes into making their wedding photos flawless. We advises brides to talk with potential photographers about this process. Brides should be informed on what the photographer plans to do to create the look and feel the bride has requested. Especially if you have found specific photos you like, you need to discuss the photographer whether or not that same feel can be created naturally or if it is something the photographer can do in post-production.

  • What is their photography style?

While it’s important that you and your photographer’s personalities mesh, brides should also ask potential photographer’s about their photography style. Magenta Ann says it’s important that brides find a photographer whose style matches their own stylistic preferences. In order to do this, brides need to communicate in their consultations exactly what they want and like as well as gauge the photographer’s likes and tendencies. Questions about style can be the determining factor in deciding if you and a photographer are on the same page.

 

  •  What kind of equipment do they use?

Like I said, most brides are not photography experts, but it wouldn’t hurt to do a little research! Being a little educated can help a bride not only ask more informed questions, but also help them better understand the photographer’s answers. We advise brides to talk with potential photographers about the kind of equipment they use. So, do a little research beforehand to decipher whether or not the equipment they plan to use will produce the results you expect and are paying for.

 

Choosing the right photographer for your wedding can make all the difference in whether or not you and your groom love your wedding photos. But with so many different photographers throughout your are, finding the right fit can seem like an impossible task. This is why scheduling multiple consultations with potential photographers is so important. Being able to sit down, talk and ask questions can help the bride and groom gauge who is the best fit for them. First, you have to set your budget. But once you know that, you can begin researching photographers in your price range. Then, after you have found several photographers in your budget whose work you really like, it is time to begin scheduling consultations. Because most brides are not photography experts and may be lost at what to ask in a consultation.

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Don't forget to post, like, share and recommend us on FB

Hours: Tuesday & Thursdays - 9am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-7pm

Phone: (518) 848-3095      magenta@thebigfishmedia.com    

331.5 North Perry St - Johnstown, NY 12095

Big Fish Multimedia COPYRIGHT © 2017

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Serving the Capital District for over 5 years

Hours: Tuesday & Thursdays - 9am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-7pm

Don't forget to post, like, share and  recommend us on FB

Phone: (518) 848-3095      magenta@thebigfishmedia.com    

331.5 North Perry St - Johnstown, NY 12095

Big Fish Multimedia COPYRIGHT © 2017

Big Fish Multimedia Logo

Make a statement without saying a word.

Serving the Capital District for over 5 years

Hours: Tuesday & Thursdays - 9am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-7pm

Phone: (518) 848-3095      magenta@thebigfishmedia.com    

331.5 North Perry St - Johnstown, NY 12095

Big Fish Multimedia COPYRIGHT © 2017

Big Fish Multimedia Logo

Make a statement without saying a word.

Serving the Capital District for over 5 years

Big Fish Multimedia Logo

Make a statement without saying a word.

Serving the Capital District for over 5 years

Hours: Tuesday & Thursdays - 9am-5pm,

Saturday & Sunday 9am-7pm

Phone: (518) 848-3095      magenta@thebigfishmedia.com

 

331.5 North Perry St - Johnstown, NY 12095

Big Fish Multimedia COPYRIGHT © 2017

Hours: Tuesday & Thursdays - 9am-5pm,

Saturday & Sunday 9am-7pm

Phone: (518) 848-3095      magenta@thebigfishmedia.com

 

331.5 North Perry St - Johnstown, NY 12095

Big Fish Multimedia COPYRIGHT © 2017

Big Fish Multimedia Logo

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