4. Not Getting a Contract
Be sure to get a contract from your photographer that outlines all of the details of your agreement, including the price, number of hours they will be working, and what type of coverage you will be getting. This will protect you in case there are any misunderstandings about the terms of your agreement.
1. Not Hiring a Photographer Early Enough
You should start looking for your photographer as soon as you have set the date for your wedding. This will ensure that you have plenty of time to find the right photographer for you and that they will be available on your wedding day.
2. Not Shooting with them Before the Wedding
It’s always a good idea to do an engagement shoot or at least have a meeting with your photographer before the big day. This will help you get to know them and their style, and it will also help them get to know you as a couple.
3. Not Having a Backup Plan
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so it's important to have a backup plan in case something goes wrong with your photographer. Make sure your photographer's contract states that they are responsible for providing an alternate photographer in the event that they can't shoot your wedding.
Hiring a photographer can be a time consuming process. You want to make sure you find the right person for the job, but sometimes couples make mistakes that leave them regretting their decision. From my experience, these are the mistakes I see time and time again.
Here is what you should avoid when hiring a wedding photographer:
5. Not Communicating Your Vision
It is important that you communicate your vision for your wedding photos to your photographer. Be sure to share examples of the type of photos you like and any specific ideas you have for your own wedding. This will help them to understand your style and give you the best possible results.
6. Expecting your Photographer to Deliver Images in a Different Editing Style
Your photographer will have their own editing style, which is likely different than what you’re used to seeing on Pinterest or Instagram. If you want your photographer to edit their images in a specific way, be sure that their portfolio already includes the style you like. It’s important to remember that their editing style is part of what makes their work unique, so try to be open to their vision.
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