Good evening from caffeinated HQ of Esquire Photography in Orange County everyone! I’m one Newport Beach Wedding Photographer who is totally totally stoked to bring you Duran Rex’s Wedding Tip Tuesday. :-)
With the average wedding cost at over $25,000, it’s no wonder tackling the wedding photography is one of the most overwhelming tasks on your to-do list. BUT! I’ve rounded up a few steps to help you put it all in perspective and build a plan of attack.
Your wedding photography will provide a long-lasting remembrance of one of the happiest days of your life. The right professional photographer should deliver a complete selection of photographs that tell the full story of your day.
To help select your professional photographer, keep these thoughts in mind: Hire a professional, don’t trust your wedding memories to a friend with a camera. Interview as many photographers and review as many wedding photographs as you can to find the style you like. Reserve your photographer as early as possible. The best photographers tend to be booked months in advance.
Here are some simple questions to ask too:
- What packages are offered?
- How many photos are included in each package?
- Are the “proofs” yours to keep?
- Is there a set number of reprints you must order?
- What is the cost for additional time or photos?
- How much is the deposit and when is it due?
- When is the balance due?
- Is there a travel charge?
- Are the digital files / negatives available to purchase? What is the resolution?
- If so, do you have to wait a specified time before you can purchase them?
Most importantly, view his or her photographs. See if you like the style of photography and you seem to interact well with the possible photographer. Book as early as possible, some popular dates go quickly. Trust me I know! I’m already getting booked into 2013 for weddings & events.
If you’re interested in chatting with me about your wedding, let’s meet up. I’m available just about 24/7 via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, the form on my contact page, or the old fashioned phone as well at 888.ESQ.PHTO (888.377.7486) or 562.225.5915 or the NEW UK/International Number: 44-770-006-1498.
I hope you’re having a great start to your week and stay tuned for some amazing events that I’m sharing. From San Diego to Newport Beach, Ventura and all the way out to Berlin, Germany and Paris, France – I’ll have some fantastic Weddings and events that I’ve had the honour of photographing – cheers!
PS, Check out this awesome quote I shared on Twitter & Facebook keeping the “Butterfly Effect” moving forward – spreading positivity. It’s a totally new one & I really think it is so very true. “All our DREAMS CAN COME TRUE, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
UBER PS EXTREME!!! If you thought the first few days of “MAY MADNESS” have been pretty cool with FREE Canvas Prints, FREE Portrait Sessions and even the MEGA discount on my Workshop in London, England I’m hosting, then you definitely want to keep up with me every day in May. There’s a GRAND FINALE coming up at the end of the month & trust me, You’ll LOVE IT!