Most of the time for your shopping ‘convenience’, many photographers offer a package deal, usually consisting of the photo shoot, 10-20 rolls of film, digital capture, and a few albums. Then after attending a couple of wedding expos, you will notice that all the photographers’ work starts to look the same. Album after album you flip through, you wonder when your significant other will just pick one and just get it over with. When you’re through with these albums, do you get a funny feeling when you imagine yourself in those photos? Would you feel embarrassed to have any of those photos on your living room wall at home? Do you feel like criticizing something in each photo and think about how all those poses are cheezy? Well, if you’ve said, “Yes” to any of these basic questions, it’s time to learn to search for a photographer with a more informed perspective.
Find a photographer with whom you can communicate openly and who can understand your style and personality. Communication is critical to great wedding photos. Be sure you are socially comfortable with someone who can not only listen, learn, and react to your words, gestures and body language, but someone who you can listen to. When the photo shoot comes, you’ll be looking into a big lens and will only hear the voice of your photographer, so you need to be comfortable with that voice.