Nashville Wedding Photographers
Choose the best wedding vendors with these tips from Nashville Limo!
A job interview is the best way to find out if someone is qualified for a position. For the purpose of seeking out a wedding vendor, the same is true. A wedding photographer is such an important part of your wedding team of vendors. So, when you gather a list of candidates in the Nashville area that you are interested in, make sure you call each one and setup an interview to find out who they are, what they can do for you, and to help you decide whether you want to hire them. Here are some questions to take with you.
Start the conversation by talking about shooting styles. How do they characterize their style? Have them describe any terms that you don't understand. You want to make sure that the person you hire has a style that you really love and want to have your wedding photos done in. A lot of people are used to seeing traditional wedding photography. This is a style the uses mainly posed, formal shots. But perhaps you had in mind something a little more creative. You might want to look for someone who specializes in photojournalistic style where you get more of a documentary, news format. Whatever style the photographer tells you is their specialty, ask them if you can add specific shots to the shot list they create. They should be open to doing this.
With something as important as your wedding day, you want to make sure that you are hiring an experienced, polished photographer. Don't trust a newbie with your special day. Talk to each candidate about their experience, why they got into the industry, and how many weddings they have done in the last year. You will want to hear that they have done at least 30 weddings, this should be enough work to work off any rough edges and become more polished. We also suggest that you hire someone who is a full-time photographer, not just someone who does this on the side from time to time.
One pitfall that you will want to avoid is talking to a photographer who you really like and seems like the perfect one for you and then having a less experienced photographer show up to your wedding. This happens because some photographers will double book a weekend and outsource one of the weddings to someone else. You want to make sure that this doesn't happen to you. Ask them pointblank if they will be the one who shows up at your wedding.
Ask about post-production services. Different photographers have different practices, but you want to make sure that the photographer you hire will do color correcting and editing of your images. You do not want to end up with a lot of images where your skin needs correction. Ask them specifically if they will retouch every single image, that is what you want to hear.
You want to find out what finished product that a photographer will provide for you. They will probably show you package deals that include so many hours of shooting and albums and DVDs along with prints. You will want to examine each package and pick the one that works for your needs. These questions should provide you with enough information to make an educated decision on who to hire as your wedding photographer.