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Top 3 Things to Look for in a Wedding Photographer {According to Just Frame Me Photography (Pty) Ltd.}

Top 3 Things to Look for in a Wedding Photographer {According to Just Frame Me Photography (Pty) Ltd.}

Booking a photographer for your wedding is a process that should NEVER be rushed. This is the person that will be capturing every special moment of your big day so making sure that you pick just the right person should be your number one priority.

Here at Just Frame Me Photography (Pty) Ltd. experience has taught us that while there are so many things to look out for at the end of the day these three things are the TOP most important things to look out for.

(1) Style
In photography, “style” generally refers to the way in which a photographer approaches their subject matter and creates their images. It is a combination of technical and creative choices, including the use of lighting, composition, color, contrast, and other elements that work together to create a cohesive aesthetic.

Having said that, it's important to understand that each photographer is different - each one has his or her own style of shooting as well as editing. It’s therefore easy for a wedding photographer to impress you by showing you their top 50 favourite wedding photos but is that going to give you a good enough idea of what you can expect from them for your overall wedding?

One of the best helpful tips that we can give you is to ask your wedding photographer if you may see a variety of shots from different parts of any given wedding so that you know exactly what you can expect. You’ll want to have a look through everything from the 'bride getting ready' to the 'groom getting ready' as well as any detail shots, such as ring shots & bouquet shots, to the ceremony, group photos and reception photos.

Our advice - take the time and browse through various different wedding photographers' websites, really 'look' at their 'style' and then decide what works best for you as a couple and whether the photographer you have in mind can offer you the 'look & feel' you want to go for.

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(2) Personality
Your wedding photographer is going to be around you and your family for the better part of your wedding day, so it’s extremely important for you to feel comfortable with him or her.
When a couple doesn’t feel comfortable around their wedding photographer, no matter how much you love the photographer's 'style,' if you don't feel comfortable it's going to show in your photos and that's the absolute last thing you want to have happen!

The opposite holds true too. A good photographer will know how to make you feel at ease, will help guide you on how to pose before and on your wedding day, and will always ALWAYS be willing to answer any questions that you might have.

At Just Frame Me Photography (PTY) Ltd. we prefer to meet our potential wedding clients in person so we can get to know each other, chat more about the big day - all the exciting bits as well as about those dreaded nerves - all while enjoying a cup of coffee together. There are so many things to think about and make arrangements for that the last thing we want is for our bridal couple to be stressed about their wedding photos.

Meeting in person has always worked for us and while searching for that right 'look & feel' in your wedding photos, being able to really get to know your wedding photographer and for him or her to get to know you, is a an absolute game changer.

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(3) Experience
'Experience' really goes hand in hand with 'style' and 'personality' because no matter how well you get along with your photographer or how much you love the 'look & feel' they've provided in their portfolio, if they don't have the relevant experience needed for your individual wedding, they might just drop the ball on your wedding day...

While it's important to know that your photographer has the relevant experience to shoot a wedding, it's also important to know what types of weddings they have photographed and how far their experience reaches.

For example, will you have a dimly lit venue that requires someone who knows how to shoot in low light situations? Are you having an ethnic wedding and need someone who understands specific cultural traditions? Will your ceremony have special requirements such as not being able to use a flash or not being able to stand up close?

Our advice - make a list of your unique requirements before you meet with your photographer so that you can make sure there won’t be any potential problems leading up to the wedding once the finer details are discussed.

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And lastly, while price more often than not plays a role in choosing your wedding photographer, do yourself a favour and include these Top 3 things to look for in your Wedding Photographer.

Your wedding photos are something you’ll treasure for years to come so take the time to choose a photographer that can BEST capture your precious memories.

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