The moment you have been waiting for is finally here! You are about to marry the person of your dreams and want to remember this day when you are old and grey. That is why you need a lensman that will guide you as you walk down the aisle and as you wave goodbye to your friends and family. In this article, we have listed out what you should look out for before you hire a Sydney wedding photographer.

Here is a list of what you should consider before hiring a Sydney wedding photographer.

1.     Understand the theme or style for your wedding’s vision

Before settling on a final decision on your Sydney wedding photographer, it is best to know what photography styles you like. Have a look on Instagram or on Pinterest to gain a collection of images that suit what you are going for. Try to simplify so you can search for a Sydney wedding photographer who can do the specific style you would like the ceremony to be shot in.

2.     Set up a meeting with potential snappers before signing up

Couple during a prenup shoot

Sometimes the pictures don’t add up. Researching on their websites online alone is not enough to see whether the Sydney wedding photographer will be a good fit for you. It is important to have meetings with each Sydney wedding photographer as an interview before deciding if they are the one. Look at interviewing up to five different lensmen and choose based on your own criteria i.e. price range, if the style suits your vision, etc.  You can gain access to their other work and negotiate what your vision is to see whether they can take pictures that exceed your needs. An interview is an ultimate decider to see whether working with them will be a smooth journey or they will make you want to tear your hair out.

3.     Make sure they are not cheating you out.

A cameraman client bond requires commitment just like any other relationship. If it is in their contract, it highlights that the Sydney wedding photographer owns the rights to the wedding album. This means they can use it on their website, blog, or social media. In this case, you may not be able to post yourself. You may have to buy the rights if you were to print it in an album. That is why it is good to talk to your Sydney wedding photographer to ensure you can have images as justifiably shown. It is also important to make sure the fee suits your price range and that you compare with another Sydney wedding photographer to ensure you are not getting cheated out.

4.     Make sure they have a plan so that everything goes in accordance with your schedule

Sydney wedding photographer taking photos

Having a plan reduces a wedding that is in shackles in organisation. By having a timeline for the photography schedule pre-wedding, on the day and post-production, you can feel confident you have a Sydney wedding photographer you can rely on.  Getting the images back takes four to six weeks to arrive, depending on the file size, if they are high or low resolution, and how they are retouched. Knowing how long it will take for you to get the photos post-wedding is important to ensure you have a cameraman who can meet your timelines.

There are many factors to consider when hiring a Sydney wedding photographer. Having a solid plan, knowing what your vision is for the wedding and doing extensive research will help ensure you have a solid relationship with your lensman. All you need is a camera crew you can say I do to.