After the countless hours of planning, vendor selection, contract negotiation, and invitation sending, don’t forget to capture your events on film. If you’re hiring a photographer, here are a few quick things to keep in mind.
- Having a great camera is not enough. Sure, Aunt Sue has an awesome SLR and would be totally happy to take those candids through the event for free, but you’ll need someone with a great eye as well, so keep that in mind.
- You want to see the photographers’ past works. Their styles should be quite evident to you when flipping through their past events. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, kindly thank them for their time and move on. You’re doing both of you a favor, believe me.
- Everything in events is negotiable. EVERYTHING. If it’s not the cost, it’s the package, or the time, so consider what it is you’re actually looking for and ask for it. You’ll be surprised at how willing photographers, especially, are to work with you and truly get/give you what you want for your day.
Take a look at some of our favorite award-winning snapshots from past events (most are wedding specific).