Are you anything but a geek? Do you hate going for the cliche professions and favour choosing something unconventional for your living? Do you prefer following your heart over following books? Then go out and explore the world. You will definitely find something matching your avocation. And, as you know, when vocation and avocation match, it can do wonders to your career. It adds that “feel good” factor which most people miss in their job. One interesting thing you can try out is Wedding photography.
We’re now in the digital age: Fact of the matter is there are so many “professional” photographers these days due to the advantages of digital photography. You have to ask though, why wasn’t photography in so much demand many years ago when film was the only option? My guest is that many did not see it as an easy buck as they do today. Watch out for those who have a business card and website and say they are “professional” photographers; Many of them just picked up a camera at Best Buy on their way to meet with you….their first camera ever. Everyone is trying to find a way to survive in this down economy.
Does Prada truly make a better purse than JCPenney’s bargain manufacturer? Is a 600 series Mercedez really so magnificently superior to a Honda Accord? While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it’s obvious that there are wedding photographers who charge a premium well in excess of their actual costs. Why?
The first thing one should consider when choosing a wedding photographer in essex is recommendations from friends that have had a pleasant experience in the past. Start by asking close friends or relatives about potential photographers, and how well their expectations were met. Always ask if you can look over their wedding photographs. Take your time and look over each and every picture. Did this photographer capture joyous moments? Were the pictures clear? If everything seems to be your liking, then the next step is to call the photographer. If you have absolutely no leads from friends or family, then going to the yellow pages and wedding web sites would be the next best option.
There is great satisfaction in being able to plan and pull off your own destination wedding, but is it worth all of the organization, phone calls, websites, and amount s of time and stress on your end? I don’t know about you, but I don’t go to a friend to get my teeth cleaned, (my dentist is very nice), I don’t ask the Sephora make -up specialist to help me with the brakes on my car, (she could make them look prettier, but probably not going to stop the car any better). There are so many great destination wedding designers out there that can help you design and pick a great wedding package, perfect resort, and arrange an incredible group rate, along with travel arrangements for you, for not much more money than it would cost you to do on your own.
Sign a Contract. Be sure to sign a contract with your photographer that lists all of the details for your wedding, including your names, the photographer’s name, the wedding date, the details of the wedding package and the price. Make sure to read and understand the details of the contract. This will help protect you and also prevent potential misunderstandings in the future.
Be polite but be honest. One great strategy is to give them a plan and a task. Send them out as a leader with a very important job to do for you. Explain how helpful it would be if they went. How much you’d appreciate their going and information gathering for you while you do something else!
However, most importantly make sure you have fun. If you are not happy yourself, how can you, being the wedding photographer efficiently capture the “happy moments” of the auspicious occasion?