How to Choose A Wedding Photographer in Boston
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Apart from the flowers, bridal gowns, food, the band and dozens of other little things that require the bride's attention, the photographer is perhaps in the top three of priorities for the important day. After all, the ceremony lasts only a day, but the memories from those precious photographs will last a lifetime.
We have the top 5 things to check when choosing a wedding photographer in Boston.
The first thing is to ask friends or family about any photographer they know. Maybe a sister or close friend may have gotten married in the last couple of years and hired a professional to take their photos. Ask them if they were satisfied with the service or if it was awkward working with him. Although testimonials are available on their websites, first-hand feedback is always the best way to ascertain the quality of the service. Because this is the person that is going to spend all day with you. And thus it is vital that you like this person! Once you've been recommended someone, make sure you meet them. You will hopefully be able to get a good (or bad) vibe from that meeting and thus can make your decision easier.
Next, check out his portfolio of works. Again, you can refer to a friend's recent wedding and see if the photos are the kind you want for your ceremony. Sometimes a photographer works in different styles so be sure to visit his studio or website. A different bride will have a different theme so see if he can work with your own wedding theme.
Third, check to see in what type of unit he works in. They should have a studio. You may also want to see if they work with a team of photographers or at least has a couple of assistants to help. The experts in the business will tell you that at least one backup or assistant is needed during the day as you never know what type of shots will be missed because of the hectic nature of the special day. Maybe he's a freelancer who works alone. Because of the rising popularity of digital SLR cameras, many young professionals work with ceremonies on a part-time basis. Some of the most talented professionals in the field are freelancers, although to avoid any bad deals, a good photographer should have at least two years of experience in the business.
Price is a big deal when it comes to these photographers. The standard industry rate starts at around one thousand dollars for the special day shoot and an album. Other addons like luxury albums, frames, and special paper photos are also found among many professionals. If the basic package looks good to you then the add-ons should also be great.
Lastly, find out what type of cameras and gear he uses. The usual practice is to have two or three cameras on the day with wide, normal and telephoto lenses. They should also have two or three backup units in his bag in case anything goes wrong.
There are many other ways to find the best one for your special day. The above are just among the top 5 things to check when choosing a wedding photographer in Boston on Mywed.com.