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Guest post by Mark Wilcox

In the west, there is a saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words." It is used to mean that there some things that are impossible to describe without words. Or to refer to how there are certain stories we can more quickly tell with a single photograph than a book. And this is particularly true for wedding photographs.

Traditionally, wedding photographs are simply "memory screenshots" of the wedding. They focus on the bride in particular. And of course some additional photos of the other members of the wedding party. If the groom is lucky, he makes it into a few photos.

But wedding photos are not just proof of the wedding. They are instead one of the most tangible ways to remember the emotions of that day.

And with always having the photos to look at whenever they want, it quickly allows the couple to relive the joy of that day.

This is why you can never take the wedding photographer for granted. Because the styles of shots and composition should only be done by a professional.

This is why to have the best possible photos, hire a professional wedding photographer.

And in this article, you will learn 5 lessons about hiring a wedding photographer.

1. Wedding Style

What type of wedding style will you have? Is it going to be formal or just an informal gathering of friends and family? This will play a role in the types of photos you will have.

While wedding photographers will capture candids regardless, if it is a formal wedding, it will be important to make sure that at least some of the wedding photos capture this.

2. The Budget

Every wedding article talks about the budget. This is because many women dream of fantasy weddings when they are little girls playing dress-up. And in your dreams, there is no limit to what you can spend. This is not true in real life. So make a budget. And stick to it. And let the photographer know so that they will make a proposal to fit into your budget.

3. Understand The Contract

When you hire a photographer, there will be a contract. Most likely it will be simple. But it is important to have a contract to protect both parties. And to understand what you are buying. That way there are no surprises at the end.

4. Remember Your The Boss

While wedding photographers will have many suggestions on what photos to take. And how to take the best photographs. It is important to remember you are the boss. And that the photographer is your customer. And that you make sure they are getting the photographs you want and in the style you want.

5. Check Out Their Complete Portfolio

You want to make sure you have the best photos. So make sure to ask to see all of their photos they have in their portfolio. And to talk to previous couples.

By following these 5 tips, you will increase your odds of having the best wedding photographs. And I hope you have a happy and blessed marriage.


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