Your big day is almost here, and one of the most important parts of planning and prepping your wedding is to choose your wedding photographer.
Whether you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Toronto or anywhere else, with so many photographers in the market, a variety of different styles, and varying prices — choosing your wedding photographer can become a daunting task.
In this post, we’ll share 5 tips on how to choose a wedding photographer in Toronto or wherever you are:
If you’ve browsed a few Toronto wedding photographers on the internet and narrowed down a few choices, that’s only just the start. The key is to get acquainted with the photographer, so you can assess their attitude and see if you get along with them.
Remember, your wedding photographer will probably be with you from when you’re getting ready to when the last guests are leaving, so make sure you find someone you, your family and your guests will be comfortable with.
Now that you’ve started to get along with your wedding photographer make sure they are able to get the best out of you. The best photos are often the result of excellent communication and experienced camera craft.
You need to have the confidence that your Toronto wedding photographer can effortlessly guide family and guests to get group shots and poses. More importantly, if they can get you to smile and put you at ease, the job is more than half done.
Getting the best shots possible to capture your big day comes first. If you only have so much to invest, getting the full day covered is a priority.
Products such as wedding albums, prints, canvases and more need to be considered independently, and this is often where you can differentiate an experienced photographer from an amateur one.
When it comes to products such as your wedding album, consider it to be an investment. If constructed using quality materials such as acid-free paper and proper pigments, your wedding album should last for generations. Photographers who offer prices that seem too good to be true may often skimp on using quality materials that might only last a few years. So, make sure to do your research.
Also, make sure to inquire about how and when products are delivered, how reprints can be purchased, and if online photo galleries are available.
You don’t want any unexpected hiccups on your wedding day, so make sure that the photographer whom you met with or were promised is the one that will show up on your big day.
Many times, if you’re booking solely based on what you see on a website, it may backfire on you. The website might sport stunning shots, but that doesn’t mean the local photographer they send out will be any good.
It’s always best to set up a personal meeting with the photographer that is going to show up to verify the quality of work, discuss the photography style you’re aiming for, and clarify any questions you may have.
Ultimately, you need to pay for quality. As you do your research, if you find some Toronto wedding photographers have ridiculously low prices, there’s no doubt corners will be cut. This may be in the quality of equipment used, the time to process the photos, and the end deliverables.
There are often photographers who shoot weddings part-time and have a day job doing something else. Sometimes the packages they offer may seem like a good deal, however, in terms of quality, equipment and reliability you most likely won’t get the same service as hiring a full-time photographer who does this every day of the week.
At Capture it! Photography we have 20+ years of experience with wedding photography. We have photographed weddings from diverse cultural backgrounds, and understand the specific needs of an array of cultures. We take pride in providing the highest level of service to all our clients.
We blend both traditional and contemporary photography styles to appeal to all family members. We will work with you to make sure your special day unfolds perfectly!
As part of each wedding package, an engagement portrait session is included free of charge. Let us provide you with value, exceptional quality, and outstanding customer service. Please contact us so that we can start our journey together.