Congratulations, you are looking forward to planning for your wedding day: the clothes you’ll be wearing, the meals, the wedding entourage, the ring and the vows but there is one essential feature for the success of your wedding day.
That is the photographer you appoint to capture the memories of your wedding day on film so that you can view them in the future. Whether you just want basic wedding photographs or a complete wedding video and wedding photography package it pays to choose wisely.
Take great care in selecting an experienced wedding photographer for your special day. Not only must they be skilled, it is important that he or she is someone you feel comfortable working with and has a top quality portfolio. When you have made your choice of photographer you need to choose a suitable wedding photography package.
If outlay is an issue a basic package probably means just a lone photographer covering the wedding scene and taking pictures all through the full wedding event. Lower cost wedding photography packages will only provide you with the basic pictures which you usually see after a wedding. For your money you should expect to receive in the order of forty to fifty wedding pictures mounted inside a pretty photograph album.
The basic wedding photo package doesn’t consist of much in the way of luxury services. It will commonly mean photos of the couple kissing after exchanging vows and exchanging rings, cutting the wedding cake together and the group shots of friends and family which is standard fare for most weddings.
This basic wedding photography package is fairly economical but it’s a good idea to supplement it by asking your guests to fetch their own cameras to take more photographs. Obviously a higher priced wedding photography package will have more photographers on hand on your wedding day so you will have many more photographs taken.
In comparison to the straightforward wedding photography service which can only supply you with few prints and fewer photographers on your wedding day, a high end service should offer a multimedia video record of your special occasion with a couple of photographers and a videographer as well.
A higher-priced package can even add in prenuptial or engagement pictures taken weeks or months before your wedding day. This kind of wedding photography package can even include a slide show of the pictures to be shown during the reception. To offer even more memories of the special day some photographers will take photos of events occurring at the same time.
As already noted, a videographer ought to be included in a better-quality package so there’s no need for you to look for someone else to do this separately.
Overall a top-drawer wedding video and wedding photography package will provide everything the mid-priced package can and a lot more besides. If your wedding budget is large enough then, by and large, this is the best selection.
It’s like the old saying: you get what you pay for and lasting memories of your wedding day are well worth that little bit extra.
Get our secret Tips and Tricks to your inbox.