Professional wedding photographers are expected to be both artistically creative and well versed in the technical aspects of their trade, but it’s rare that you’ll find someone who possesses this duality. A camera is only one tool for a photographer; having great compositions isn’t just about knowing how to use your equipment correctly- there must also be an understanding on what type or mood they want portrayed through different lighting conditions while still capturing high quality photos without any issues whatsoever.
There is more to finding a wedding photographer than just their style and how they handle themselves in front of the camera. The most important aspects that should be considered before hiring anyone are how knowledgeable they are about weddings, how many years they have been shooting them, if they have received any awards or nominations for their work, how many weddings they have been hired to photograph in the past year, and how much experience they have with editing.
Just as important (if not more) than their technical prowess and creativity are the wedding photographer’s interpersonal skills. How well do they interact with clients, those at a wedding venue or event? Are these people outgoing enough to make you feel comfortable when taking pictures all day long? Do they have personality traits that match your own personal style-ex: being personable but professional in tone of voice while still maintaining authenticity throughout communication channels e.g.: emailing back immediately on schedule deadlines.?
This might seem like common sense given how much time couples spend together during an engagement shoot period leading up until getting married; however there has been research done proving just how important how a couple feels about their photographer is to how the shoot & wedding goes.
The general consensus among those polled was that how comfortable they felt with looking back upon photos taken of them as well as how much trust and rapport has been established during this process leading up until the big day will have a direct affect on how they feel about themselves in how they appear in photos.
Going with someone who just “gets it” when working is an important aspect of any profession, especially photography being how much time you will be spending together – perhaps more than anyone else in your bridal party or family during this process!