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Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Three P’s of Wedding Photography Shopping

Filed under: Guest Authors,Photography Tips,Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Tracy Kreck, Guest Author

There are 3 things to consider when looking to hire a photographer for your wedding. I call them the “3 P’s.”

First there is portfolio. You have to love their work!

Second is their personality. You must feel comfortable with the photographer!

And last but not least is their pricing. It must fit within your budget.

Make sure you budget enough for photography — it is what you will have left after the wedding has come and gone. If you really like a photographer and their work, yet they are a bit out of your price range, consider lowering something else like flowers or limo or bar budget.

Think of your photo album and how important that is to you. Also, many photographers offer custom packages (as I do); there might be a way to lower the price by taking out an item or two from the package. If you find someone you like, communicate with them — they might help meet you half way!

Larry’s Advice: Hire a “great” photographer! The more adventuresome pros will take the portrait concept and run with it, bringing the art form to new levels of creativity and impact. The results are portraits and candid shots that often convey the depth of the subjects’ personalities, and can be expressive, and full of energy. Most of the really great photos are shot outside. Offer your suggestions but give the photographer the freedom to be creative.

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Copyright © 2010 – Tracy Kreck. Reprinted with permission. Tracy has been a wedding photographer since 1992. She is passionate about her photography and passionate about each and every image she creates from your wedding day. Artistic, photojournalistic, traditional, contemporary — a mixture of the best for every wedding. Call: 602-369-5431. Visit Tracy’s Website and Wedding BLOG: Photographic Passion.

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