Special events of our lives stay in our hearts forever but photographers lock these moments beautifully in albums to keep them alive. High-quality photography saved in quality albums can help you share the most cherishing moments of your lives with the next generation. Sounds amazing, isn't it?
However not every person carrying a DSLR is a photographer as photography is an art. Having a premium quality camera can not do the magic with moments the way real photographers can do. But how to choose the right one for your occasion? The answer will be revealed in this article where we have shared some solid tips on choosing the right photographer for your wedding and other special events.
1. Be clear about your requirements
Different occasions require different types of photographic skills. When it comes to weddings, high-quality photography is an absolute necessity. Buy high-quality needs a high budget. Is your event as large as it needs a highly qualified team? or your event is not much bigger, that does not require a big team of high professionals. So when you are looking for a photographer make sure your requirements are clear.
2. Budget and event size
Sometimes finding an efficient photographer within your budget seems to be a challenging task especially if you do not plan anything before proceeding. It is always better to fix a budget based on your event size. For example, if the number of invitees to your event is within the range of 50 to 60 then go for a medium-budget photographer. You need a small team with 2 photographers and 2 videographers, who can cover all the important moments of your event. Your spending must be 40k to 50k for mid-sized event photography. In case you are looking for a wedding photographer where you have 3 to 4 days event and the number of guests is more than 200 or 300 then try to hire a premium budget photographer who has double teams of photographers and videographers to cover the entire event. You can spend around 90 k to 1.2 lacs for this type of event. If you are planning for a large event ie. more than 500 guests and 3 to 5 days events. And also you are ready to spend a big amount on quality photography, You should go for the best photography team with a heavy portfolio and a huge team. Your spending should be 1.8 lacs to 2.5 lacs.
3. Search for portfolio
Do not rely on anyone’s words, search for portfolios to examine their expertise in the field. Nowadays, all professional photographer update their portfolio on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook or personal website. Go and check their projects, only then hire a team. Always ask the photographer for their latest project before booking.
4. Compare charges
When you are on a mission to find a photographer, don't forget to compare their charges before making the final selection. Compare doesn't mean to compare charges, compare the quality of work they are providing in a given budget with another same quality photographer. Do not go for the cheapest option as sometimes cheap signifies the poor quality of work. Choose the one that offers the best services within your budget. Remember, higher quality and services need a higher budget. If you are getting something on a low budget there must be sacrificing of quality.
I hope these above-mentioned tips will help you find the best photographer for your special occasion. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for all types of photography solutions.