The internet is flooded with wedding photographers’ advertisements and all of them claim to be the best. Now the million dollar question: how do we get to know which of them is the best? One of the most obvious solutions will be, again the internet.
No, we’re not a hypocrite. We never said that the problem was the internet. It’s the photographers who are spamming the platforms and hacking their way above the deserving ones.
We will help you in discovering the best Toronto Wedding Photographer. These 5 super effective tips have proven to be useful by many before. Let them find you the way:
1. Decide The Wedding Theme First
In order to get the best wedding photographer, one needs to settle on the theme and style of the wedding. Take inspirations from the internet. Reddit is a great help when you need specialized wedding themes with photos and quotes too.
By finalizing the style and theme of the wedding, you can now go and look for the best photographer in that category. Let me remind you, all those so-called ‘professional photographers’ claimed in wide ads are not that professional when it comes to a specific theme.
Also, you don’t need to narrow it down to one specific theme. You can choose a bunch of them at the start. With this step in place, you will have certain options to play with.
2. Settle Down on a Reasonable Budget
The second step is finalizing on an approximate budget of the entire photoshoot. The prices can go anywhere between $2000 to $10000. The more you want to spend, the better photographs you’ll get – that’s a given.
There will be packages, rates based on the hours spent, better quality deals and many more options to go for in this scope of work.
Once you have finalized the approximate budget, you can start the search even more effectively.
3. Give Preference to Highly Rated and Reviewed Photographer
Ratings on reputed websites are earned and can not be purchased. You just need to figure out which are those sites which you can trust. It can be a community run website which verifies the listings and ratings before publishing them. It can very well be a blog from a neutral website.
Reviews and testimonials are the kinds of things which need proper investigation before believing in them. More often than not, the reviews are fake, posted mainly for marketing gimmicks, and are too real to believe. If you come across some of such reviews, make such not to hire that particular photographer. Always invest in honest work. It will motivate the talented photographers who lack resources to put themselves on the front page.
4. Take Advantage of Social Media
You should not leave even a chance of getting profit by someone else’s experiences. It helps if you have a big circle of friends. Just a WhatsApp group query can result in a couple of verified and validated experiences. You can even join certain wedding and marriage related groups in facebook and people over there can help you get in touch with a better wedding photographer.
You can even make a tweet asking about the best wedding photographer in your area. Use hashtags like #weddingquestions, #weddingqueries, and such similar vocab to make your tweet more visible.
5. Final Interview Tips
Make a list of at least 5 different photographers chosen so far based on their recommendations, reviews, ratings, or any other factor. Set up personal interviews and ask them to come up with the best samples they have for you. Tell them what you already have in mind. Ask them how they can enhance your vision of the wedding photographs. Also, stick to the budget you had in mind. They can try and shove expensive setups to you but beware of that and stick to the original plan.
These 5 tips will definitely help you in finding the best possible wedding photographer for you.