Photography, to me, is the most important vendor for your wedding. Yes, of course, you need the florist, the venue, the videographer, etc. but to me, photos are the only part of the wedding that will last! Besides the marriage of course:) Your flowers will die, you don’t get to “keep” the venue… you know what I mean. So when choosing my Wedding Photographer NJ for my own wedding, it was very important to do my research and make sure I found the perfect photographer for me!
Yes, I repeat, it must be the perfect photographer FOR YOU. Because there are many different types of photographic weddings styles, do your research and find out which type of photos you want to be left with after the wedding! But we will get to this in a little bit!
This is EXTREMELY important and, to me, the most important question to ask! Of course, if you take a look at their website you will be able to figure it out too! Now there are terms to describe the photographic style – illustrative, artistic, natural light, photo journalism, traditional – but I personally do not think it is necessary for you to memorize these terms and definitions. So just do some browsing on the internet and figure out the styles you like the best!
Most photographers work from a shot list that they will request from you in advance. They want to make sure you get a shot with each family member and all of the “must-have” moments. This includes the first kiss, the exchange of rings, the cake cutting, the first dance, etc. While an experienced photographer will not need to be reminded of these shots, there may be shots you have seen online that you would like to take! For me, one of my requested shots was the boudoir shoot before I put on my dress! I sent a little “sneek peek” to my fiance (at the time) without showing my face
Each photographer is generally going to take between 1,000 and 2,000 images throughout your event. However, this does not mean you will see all of these! But don’t fret, each shot is going to include 2-5 of the same shot so your photographer will go through all of the shots and only keep the best ones – that way you don’t have to sort through them all! On average, they are going to provide you with around 500 images but this will vary depending on the photographer so make sure to ask!