In India, wedding is a special event not only for the bride and the groom, but also for many other people who are related to them. Thus, it becomes inevitable to get these moments captured so that one can remember all the fun filled as well as emotional instances that took place in the wedding. Wedding photography provides you with the opportunity to cherish the wedding time later. In the Indian context photography and videography during the entire wedding event is a must. Wedding albums, videos CDs, tapes are specially prepared to relive those moments of pleasure and pain. However, one needs to consider certain things in order to choose a good photographer for the occasion.
Check Out a Single Portfolio
Before finalizing the photographer, check a single portfolio. This will enable you to know what exactly your wedding album will look like. After going through the portfolio, ask yourself whether it is what you are looking for. Decide only if the sample looks appealing and real.
Decide Time and Number of Photos
Don't forget to ask your photographer about the amount of time he will be shooting. Also do ask him questions like number of prints, print size, will they make the album, will they shoot digital, quality of prints, etc.
Ask About Extra Prints and Wedding Album
Also, enquire about the cost of extra prints. Will the negatives stay with them and be available, years after. Extra wedding album cost is another vital question you should ask about. However, to save money, get the albums made on your own.
Enquire About Cancellations
Everything in this world is unpredictable, which holds true even for the wedding photographs you have just ordered. So, don't forget to ask the photographer what happens in case of cancellation of the order, from either side.
Wedding Photography is Not Cheap
Wedding photography is not just snapping buttons randomly. The fact being it takes a lot of skill and approximation. It requires a lot of hard work as well, as the photographer goes for location hunting collecting supplies, checking equipments, spending time at the wedding, preparing results, making trips to labs, gathering prints, making albums etc. Thus, treat the photographer with respect and give him due appreciation for his art. This will help you to negotiate better and find a suitable deal. However, don't go overboard and bargain.