When planning your wedding, choosing the right prewedding photographer in udaipur can really set the tone and mood for the rest of the wedding. Your photographer should be someone who you trust implicitly, someone whose work you have come to admire over the years, and someone whose style and approach will complement your own personal tastes, preferences, and style. While this may sound overwhelming, it is also a rather simple process.
The first step in hiring a prewedding photographer is finding the right photographer for your wedding day. In general, couples choose a photographer when they are looking to hire an individual for just one wedding, but in reality, there are several ways to get multiple quotes. One way is to ask all of the family and friends for names of their recommended photographers. Another way is to check your local telephone directory or the internet to see if any professional photographers are listed in your local directory. Another way is to visit the websites of well-known and respected photography firms and request a quote from them. Most professional firms will be more than happy to provide a quote on the spot, so this method works well if you are in a rush.
Once you have two or three possible photographers in mind, you can move onto the second step which is interviewing the preceding photographer. As previously mentioned, you need to have a very good relationship with the photographer, so the best thing to do is set up a short interview session with the photographer prior to the wedding. Try to spend at least thirty minutes with the photographer in question, once you have established a level of trust between the two of you. When conducting the interview, ask the photographer about his/her background in the industry, what type of equipment and gear he/she uses, and if he/she has a portfolio that you can look at. Be sure to ask questions concerning location and production, as well as the type of camera he/she uses.
Once you have met with preceding photographer and had an interview, it’s time to make a decision. It is important that you come to a mutual decision, because it is ultimately the preceding photos that will be on your minds for many years to come. You may also have other wedding guests that you would like to have at the wedding, and in that case it may be wise to hire several photographers. Hiring several photographers does have its advantages; such as it makes it easier for you to compare prices, and you get to select the one that best suits your needs.
If the preceding photographer and your wedding guest(s) have a good rapport, they may make recommendations to you. In that case, you should accept their recommendations and contact the photographer(s) and ask them for their quotes for services. Be sure to ask for a written quote, because it is important to know exactly what you will be paying. Compare prices and also make sure you are clear about what type of services they will provide; do they require basic wedding photos only, or do they require a movie?
You need to also consider how comfortable you are with the preceding photographer. As a guest, there is nothing that you can do to influence this, but as a couple you can ask your friends and family to refrain from bringing negative comments to the wedding. You should also keep in mind that the preceding photographer is the one that will take the photos; you will not have input in them. The preceding photographer may also have some expectations of you, such as asking for specific types of photographs, so be sure to agree to those before the date of the wedding.