As a wedding planner in Cyprus, Weddings by Lordos know how important it is to choose the right photographer for your special day. Choosing a wedding photographer is a time-consuming process and involves researching the style of photo you would like at your wedding and the professional skills of your photographer.
Below our experts have put together some top tips on how to choose your wedding photographer.
Research and Read Reviews – Before researching wedding photographers, it is essential to decide what style of photographs you would like, this will help to determine what type of photographer you will need to shoot your wedding. Some examples of types of wedding photos include documentary, portraiture, and lifestyle. You will then be able to start reading reviews; we suggest looking at local listings from newlyweds. At Weddings by Lordos we also recommend looking at photographers social media pages and blogs to see examples of their work. You will also be able to check what kind of feedback previous customers have left and how the photographer has responded.
Ask to See Their Portfolio – When meeting with potential wedding photographers it is also crucial to remember that photographers will present their best photographs on their website. It is important to request a minimum of three full wedding albums from real weddings that they have photographed. This will also involve meeting your photographer in person which can give you an idea of whether their style and personality are what you're looking for in your wedding photographer. If the photographer you would like is not available on the date of your wedding they might be able to recommend someone else who has a similar style. A decent wedding photographer with a vast amount of wedding experience should be able to easily provide you with testimonials when requested.
Know What Your Rights Are – Once you have decided on your wedding photographer, you should carefully read through the contract. Often a photographer's contract will state that they own the rights to your wedding photographs, this means that they can use them in their promotional material. Their contract might also mention that you can only share images that they have taken that are watermarked or have their logo on them. If you would like to print your wedding photographs yourself, you might be required to purchase the rights to your wedding images. This is one aspect that you will have to discuss and possibly negotiate with your wedding photographer.
Get Recommendations from Your Friends & Family – Have a conversation with friends and family members and discuss the experience they had with their wedding photographers, this is a valuable resource for advice and tips from people who you value and trust. Alternatively, you might have a friend or family member who is a photographer. Choosing a friend or family member to photograph your wedding could also be a great option because you will already know them and you will be able to relax whilst having your wedding photographs taken.
To find out more about our Cyprus wedding packages call us today on 01202 873106 to discuss your wedding budget and the options that are available to you.