Alyssa and Stephen secured their wedding package with us back in 2019 after connecting through a previous client and oh boy did time fly by since then! Starting with a complimentary engagement session in Milton ON, it only took a few rescheduled dates to get to the big day itself where we had the pleasure of capturing all of the beauty through photos/film ❤️
In this blog we'll go over:
How To Choose Your Wedding Photographer/Videographer in 7 Steps 🙌🏼
- Featuring some teaser photos from our couple Alyssa & Stephen's recent Wedding
1. Consider Referrals and Recommendations
A recommendation from a friend or family member who recently got married is a great start to finding your wedding photography/film team. Chances are that your source will have good things to say and even better proof to show for what you can expect, but always double check that company's work online before deciding for yourself.
In this case, Groom Stephen was a groomsman at another wedding of ours a few years ago where he got to see our team in action first hand 👍🏼
3. Look At Their Blogs/Instagram
One of the things you’re looking for here is that the photographers blog has been recently updated, showing that they’re actively booking clients, staying busy, and putting out exceptional work. If you’re able to see yourself in this professional’s work, it’s a good chance they’re a fit for your wedding.
Blogs show a real representation of what a wedding day may look like in full, as opposed to only showing the best of the best select images in an overall portfolio gallery.
4. Who are the People Running The Business?
You’ll spend more hours of your wedding day with your photographer than with many of your family/guests. Make sure your personalities are a good fit and you genuinely like the people who are running the business and behind the lenses.
Do you want someone that will guide you throughout the day or just follow you taking photos of what’s happening only? Trick question! It's both.
A good papparazzi team will know when to guide, pose, and adjust prompts as well as know when to blend into the background during any live proceedings such as the ceremony or first dance.
5. The nitty gritty
Ok, the boring part of it… Nobody wants to think about anything going south on their wedding day (or throughout the planning stages!), but there are a few things you should ask your Wedding photographer/videographer when it comes to the legal aspect of your wedding photo/video production.
A few things to keep in mind before you book are:
Are they a real business?
Do they have liability insurance?
Do they have an official contract?
What if for any reason they are not able to perform the work on the day of your wedding?
A VidMedia, none of these are questions of concern and our track record/contracts prove that 😊
6. Make Sure The Company Works Full Time:
Choosing your wedding photographer/videographer is about so much more than just the final gallery they deliver. You’re likely going to work together for up to two years, so it’s important that you’re happy with the level of customer service they deliver.
Do they respond to emails quickly? Is their photo turn around time guaranteed?
Do they do this full time or is it a side hustle?
7. Trust Your Gut
You’ve done your research, you’ve narrowed down the choices, you’ve laid out your pro/con lists, now it’s time to trust your gut and make a decision. Which photography/videography team made you feel the most comfortable during your research? Which photographer/videographer can you see blending in seamlessly with you and your guests on the big day? Go with your gut, make it official, and secure your wedding media team early, because the good ones book up fast!
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