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Orange County Wedding Photography - Karen French

 

Things To Know When Hiring an Orange County Wedding Photography Company

When your wedding day comes, it will be so overwhelming that your memory of the day may be a bit unfocused. The beautiful flowers you chose, the gorgeous dress, the venue and table settings, all your friends dancing, even your hairstyle is a moment that you created and wish to cherish. Unfortunately it is just one day and it goes by so fast. This is why the Orange County Wedding Photography Company will be the one hire you make that is so important, not only will they be with you a good deal of time on this most important day but they are the ones who shall capture all those details that you have been thinking about for the past six months or more!

 

First, Do A Little Research.

Become familiar with the different types of Orange County Wedding Photography Companies. No two photographers would come out with the same images, but wedding photography broadly breaks down to three types, traditional or classic and photojournalistic (everyone was traditional 20 years ago). A traditional photographer is someone who is very involved in the day, producing mostly posed shots and will spend time arranging both people and details to look a certain way. A classic, or “balanced” photographer is one who combines aspects of both. The last type is photo journalistic, think of them as reality TV photographers they will document what happens seldom or never asking you to pose. So as you are looking through friend’s albums or magazines think of these styles, decide which you prefer and start looking for photographers who can fulfill that need, also if you hire an Orange County Wedding Photography Company with a balanced approach you should tell them which style you prefer.

 

Have A General Idea Of Your Budget

Pricing can vary considerable, and you do not want to waste your time with an Orange County Wedding Photography Company who is not within your reach. On the other side if the price is too good to be true, it is most likely someone who is not a real professional and you would be taking a big chance. I have a golden rule about this “cost is something that can usually be negotiated, quality cannot.”

 

Narrow Your Choices

Narrow them down from the different websites but remember you are not hiring a web designer so do not go with someone just because you love their website. Quality is sometimes hard to define in qualitative terms, but look for the story behind each image, one photo should make you want to see another. Finally make sure the essence of each wedding is coming through, that the Orange County Wedding Photography Companies’ style is not overwhelming.

 

References Are Important.

It is not a bad idea to call them but be warned the Orange County Wedding Photography Company is only providing the good ones. Be ready with specific questions to ask, not just do you recommend them, one effective question I like is “did your guests like him and did he handle your family’s request well?” But, references are only one piece of the puzzle in the web 2.0 world we have today, now we have reviews on wedding websites and local vendor sites such as Yelp or Google Places. Also just search for the name, you will surprised what will come up good and bad.

 

The Orange County Wedding Photography Company Package

You want no surprises, and you want to confirm that the packages are equal when comparing from one photographer to another. I mentioned the files earlier, but other concerns are how many hours of coverage, if you are having a large wedding you may need two photographers, how many proofs do you receive, will all the images be given to me and how, on a DVD, flashcard, downloadable, how long until I receive the images? Do not forget the album! A subject on its own which I discuss here: How to Create a Wedding Album but make sure they have available what you want, there are so many options these days and quality varies GREATLY.

 

& Lastly is how you feel about the Orange County Wedding Photography Company & their photographers. The relationship you feel with the photographer and the vibe they give off while affect your guests and their mood.I hope this list has been informative and will give you confidence in your choice of wedding photography.

 

 

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