After a long chat with my friend today I asked established high-end wedding photographer – Jan Freire if he could help me to
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You have to like their work! This should be your number one priority!
Go and check their website, Instagram and other social media. My brides find me very often on Instagram. That’s my type of bride. They love my work and they want me to capture their wedding.
If you want to check their work, don’t just look their Instagram account. There could be
There are some known styles, like classic, modern, editorial, journalistic, etc. I personally believe that
Speaking about my own case. I was not able to find
Unless you really have to, never let price be the most important factor. I usually do 3-5 special sessions each year for brides, that wanted to book me, but then decided to go with cheaper photographer and ended up with not a single picture
If you need to hire a cheap photographer, prepare to expect
If you considered all 4 factors and you still ended up with 2-3 photographer and it’s rad to decide, liste to your gut feeling
You always should trust your gut. You might love their work, but if your gut feels that there is something wrong, listen! There might be many reasons, you never know. I always trust my intuition!
Check all their communication channels. Try to see and feel the overall impression. And communication is the key. Are they speaking about themselves only? Are they
You also should check for the consistency of their work and communications. Are they always nice and on time?
Do you like all their pictures? If you see
Always check their reviews. Everywhere!
Anyone can write their own
I even like to add a link to the blog post about their wedding, that you can see it is a real deal.
Is your photographer published? I mean published in real magazines, like Vogue, Wedding Style or Brides, not just some wedding blogs.
I understand that not everyone desire to be published; it’s also my case. But if you are really good, your work gets published anyway. This is probably the less important, but it also is a factor to consider.
Well, I hope that I was able to clear some not very known facts for you and now you know how to choose your perfect wedding photographer.
Jan Freire with Freire Wedding Photo is high-end wedding photographer published in Vogue, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, Modern Luxury Bride and many more magazines. He is based in Miami and Manhattan, but he loves to travel to beautiful destinations for gorgeous weddings. Check his website and Instagram.