If you do not have friends or relatives who can recommend a provider, finding a photographer for your wedding can sometimes be part of the obstacle course. Availabilities sometimes reduced, reporting time varying from single to triple, rates of a few hundred to several thousand euros, in short, not easy to navigate!
A good starting point is to compare several professionals before making a decision. Here are ten important elements to take into account to be able to analyze the offer of each one and to find the artist best adapted to your waiting. You can have more info right here now.
And yes, unfortunately the date chosen for the celebration of your union may dismiss a number of professionals of your selection. Indeed it is quite normal for a wedding photographer to receive bookings a year or eighteen months in advance. You can always be lucky but if possible try to do it at least six months before the desired date. Especially if you plan a date in the spring or summer. If you want to work with a particular individual, consider in this case to book at least one year before the date.
2) Word of mouth, a guarantee always relevant
If you know people who have recently married, do not hesitate to ask them and ask them how the collaboration with their photographer was. Nothing beats the experience and the opinion of people having “experienced” the service provider, especially of people having seen the provider carried out the report in its entirety.
We advise you to check with these couples the following points:
How was the contact with this person? Was she pleasant, pleasant, did she put them at ease or on the contrary did she “point” them?
Have they found the atmosphere of the day by looking at the pictures? It is absolutely ES-SEN-TIEL that the provider understands your expectations and is able to capture the atmosphere of the different places. This involves photojournalism (the famous shots where the guests are not aware of being photographed) or documentary type (details such as decoration, flowers, etc.).
3) Testimonials from former clients
In the absence of recommendations from relatives, the testimonies left by former clients can give you an idea of the level of satisfaction of other couples who have worked with the intended photographer.
We are not talking here about opinions left on the website of the provider (which are unfortunately sometimes “embellished”) but opinions left on independent third party platforms. The best known is the Google Maps, which appears especially if you type the name of the company. Other platforms also exist such as Golden Pages, Verified Reviews. Be careful, these opinions are generally objective but some unscrupulous professionals can add some fake testimonials. That being said, the tone a little too laudatory usually makes them quite easy to identify.