Every year presents special occasions with loved-ones that are worthwhile capturing for your treasure trove. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, your engagement or anniversary, planning your wedding or introducing your newborn to family and friends, finding the right photographer to immortalise your special day is as important, if not more, than all the added trimmings.
Nowadays, most of us use the internet when searching for any service provider. This is a good place start, but be prepared for several pages of photography websites and directories. It may be a good idea to initially set aside a few hours to peruse a few of these websites, in particular directories that allow you to narrow down your search and can provide useful tips on finding a photographer and making the most of your photographs on the day.
Once you have shortlisted potential photographers, spend a bit more time on their websites. Reviewing their styles of photography and comparing different packages will help you decide on which photographers to meet in person. It is always advisable to meet face-to-face with two or three photographers before booking them to shoot your function. This will give you a chance to compare their styles more closely and to make a well-informed decision.
Meeting with Photographers
Meeting in person also allows you to gauge your rapport with each photographer. This essential element is often overlooked when choosing a photographer for special occasions. To create beautiful, spontaneous and meaningful photographs it is important that you feel comfortable and relaxed with your photographer. A level of trust and understanding is required to best capture your experience on the day and to feel assured that your family and friends are being expertly photographed as well.
Discussing Your Expectations
When meeting with potential photographers, feel free to discuss your concerns and expectations with them. This will help all parties concerned to ascertain whether or not your arrangement is a good fit. It will also enable the photographer you choose to properly prepare for the day. Issues raised may include your budgetary constraints, special activities on the day that may be out of the ordinary, issues regarding the venue and logistics on day.
Browsing the portfolio of each photographer to gain a sense of their creativity and technique, consider all the photographs you have viewed online and those seen elsewhere that have caught your attention. This will help you decide on the best style of photography to capture your special day in a way that is personal and unique to you. Discuss the kind of photographs you would like taken at your function; classic or contemporary, sophisticated or fun and playful. Many people forgo this discussion and allow photographers to apply their personal style. If you’ve decided to follow that route, be certain that you are impressed and inspired by your photographer’s portfolio.
Choosing an Expert Team
Eloise Photography offers you an experienced and professional team to capture your auspicious occasion with photographs you will treasure forever. We understand the importance of creating a memoir that is true to the events, the emotions and the essence of your day. When photographing your celebration we are able to capture your story in the most meaningful way that it may be retold and relived with every image for years to come.
Budgetary constraints are not uncommon. At Eloise Photography we offer various packages to accommodate our clients while ensuring that their day is still perfectly photographed. All of our packages include eight hours of shooting and a high resolution CD containing all of your photographs. We offer packages that provide you with two professional photographers to make sure that each and every moment of the special day is captured, as well as a designer album included in our Exclusive, Value and Budget packages.
Being versatile, flexible and perceptive has allowed us to photograph a diverse range of people and occasions over the years. With Eloise Photography you can rest assured that the photographer recording your beautiful day is creative and conscientious, arriving on time and working non-stop to immortalise every moment. A natural ability to connect with you and your guests enables our photographer to truly capture the magic of your day. We guarantee a stress-free experience that is unique and enjoyable from start to finish.
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