Weddings are a whole event on their own. One of the most important days of one’s life, they are celebrated all over the world according to various cultures and traditions. Regardless of this, it marks not just the union between two people but also the union of two families. Weddings are generally mainly focused on the bride and is for the most part organised by them as well with some help from the groom. Décor and flowers for instance are not things a groom would have much input on, however when it comes to your photographer, your man might actually have some valuable tips and direction to offer.
VENUE
One of the main things to consider when hiring a photographer is the venue. Are you having a location that is close to home or a destination wedding? If it is a destination wedding and you have already narrowed down a wedding photographer in Melbourne, and are set on them capturing your big day, you will need to arrange for their travel. This involves accommodation, food as well as pay which you will have to discuss with them beforehand to ensure everyone is happy. Also most importantly, find out if they are available during that time.
EQUIPMENT
Depending on the photographer and his expertise, the type of equipment used will differ. Although photographers in general use a lot of similar cameras, lenses and so on, some tend to lean towards particular ones as that may be their style of photographing. Once you choose your photographer, check if they will be able to easily transport their equipment especially over long-distances safely.
FAMILIARIZATION
Before the big day, destination wedding or not, it would be a good idea if you could book a day with your wedding photographer in Melbourne or anyone else you have picked to have a look around the venue. This will help you both come up with ideas for the big day as well as help him get a feel for the venue. You will also be able to look at aspects such as lighting and composition at different times of the day and decide on what shots to take at those times.
RAPPORT
At the end of the day, what matters is that you and your photographer are on the same page and are comfortable with each other. It is good for you and your partner to sit down with him and have a long discussion of your tastes and choices. You could offer each other input that will help all three of you function as a unit and produce images to last a lifetime.