How to Hire a Wedding Photographer

Photos are so important to a wedding in order to capture your special day it’s important to find and hire a photographer that delivers exactly what you pictured.

Picture your Day

Before you even find your Kölner Hochzeitsfotografin you need to be clear in your own mind exactly what kind of photos you want. Do you want traditional posed photos of the bride & groom, the wedding party and the families. Candid Photo Journalistic photos will capture the wedding day as a story. Editorial photos, which are a mixture of both formal and more spontaneous natural shots, will show the day unfolding.

Budget

Decide on your budget and then when you have this you can start looking for potential photographers. Ask friends for recommendations go online and search in your area or bridal magazines are a good source.

Interview

Make a short list of two or three potential photographers and arrange an interview with them. Ask to see samples of their previous wedding assignments. Also it is good to ask about the equipment they plan to use and whether they offer to re-touch the photos afterwards. The interview will also be a good opportunity to see what their personality is like will play an important part in your final choice.

Deciding on the Package

Once you have made your choice finalize the details of your package. Ensure you get the photographer you dealt with. Ensure he is clear on the hours he will be expected to work and how many proofs and enlargements you are entitled too. Also make sure you have ownership of the photos afterwards and get them to write in whether you are entitled to retouching as part of the price too.

Hidden Costs & Delays

Make sure you have everything in writing. Ask to have in writing how long it will take to have the proofs, get the chosen photos and how long the company will hold on to your negatives. Another important thing you shouldn’t overlook is what the cancellation fee is should the photographer cancel.

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