How To Find A Wedding Photographer—Part 2
When you hire a photographer for your wedding, you’re entering into a relationship. A short-lived one, perhaps, but a relationship nonetheless. And like any relationship, communication is key.
Later in this series, I’ll tell you about some of the subjects of the communication that you need to address. (You can find some on my Wedding Photography page.)But first, make sure that you’re comfortable not only talking with the photographer, but with telling him or her what you want and what you don’t want. After all, this is your wedding. It’s your story. The photographer has to understand what you want, and you have to be comfortable telling him.
For example, if it’s important to you that the photographer be less obtrusive than normal, tell him. And unless you trust his answer—trust that he’ll give you extra space and not just take up his usual position—then he’s not the photographer for you.
When you’ve found someone you like, someone you feel isn’t just doing his job but is on your side, is supporting you, you’ve found the right person.