Before you decide to use the internet to explore the list of professionals offering their services for wedding photography, you need to educate yourself about do’s and don’ts of hiring and working with these pros. Even if you have selected professional, they will not be delivering maximum satisfaction unless you work closely with them. Here are a few things you should never do when working with a wedding photographer:
- Never make the mistake of thinking that your photographer is aware of every single detail. It is your responsibility to give them a shot list and inform them about the right colors of your wedding. You should also inform them about the number of guests you are expecting so they could make some preparations accordingly. If your photographer is OK to walk into an event without having any clue about what to expect it is better to look for someone else. Communication should always be your top priority.
- Never try to be super fussy with your shot list, and you should avoid the other extreme as well – that is to ignore your shot list completely. Being too specific with your shot list would put unnecessary stress on your photographer and make it difficult for them to work on your big day. It is true that your photographer should make you feel comfortable but you should try to do the same with them. When your photographer is not under unnecessary stress, they feel more productive and creative which is going to reflect in the pictures they take.
However, it is still a good idea to talk to your photographer before your wedding and inform them about the shots you absolutely need. Showing them a few pictures of shots you want will serve the purpose well. You do not want to push it further or else it might offend the photographer. If you have selected a professional photographer, you need to understand that they really know how to use the camera to provide you with some artistic images.
Similarly not showing any interest to develop a good shot list is never a good idea because it does not provide your photographer with any idea about the style of photos you really need. Therefore, you should help your photographer create a good shot list but try not to be too picky about everything.
- Never let everyone at your wedding party to tell your photographer have to take great pictures. Only the bride and groom should have the privilege to tell the photographer about the shots they want. The same goes for the videographer, DJ, caterers, and wedding coordinator. You should also talk to your family members and tell them that it is your job and responsibility to tell the photographer, DJ, videographer or anyone covering your wedding to change the way they are working. Understand that it is your wedding and you are the boss here.