How To Find A Wedding Photographer That is RIGHT For You
How To Find A Wedding Photographer That is RIGHT For You

– Are you newly engaged
and looking for the perfect wedding photographer? Today in part two of our
four part series we’re gonna share with you how to
research your photographer and decide if they’re the right fit for you. (soft music) My name is Meredith Ryncarz. I’m a wedding and a
portrait photographer and this YouTube channel is
dedicated to helping Brides have a stress free day and helping
photographers provide the best service for their clients. So, you may have already
seen part one of our series all about finding the
right photographer for you. If not, make sure that you
head to the playlist after this video and click on part one. But today we’re gonna discuss research. How to research all the
photographers out there and narrow it down to your top three. The very first thing, hands
down that you have to do before deciding which photographer
to meet with is, do they even have a website? If they don’t, go find somebody else. That lets you know that
they’re not serious about their craft or that they are brand
new at what they’re doing and probably aren’t quite ready
to handle the stress and rigors of a wedding day. I’m ready to go in coach,
just give me a chance. I know there’s a lot riding on it but it’s all psychological. Just got to stay in a
positive frame of mind. Now that you’ve crossed
part one off your list and you’re going on to part two. Make sure that as you’re
looking through their website, check to see if they
have reviews on Google. Do they have reviews on social media? Are they quality reviews
or are they negative? And understanding that even
the best photographer out there may have one or two slightly
less than glowing reviews. That’s normal, we’re all human. But if all of their reviews are negative, that’s a big red flag. The next thing to look at is
maybe The Knot or Wedding Wire that’s another great place to search and see if they have reviews there. After you’ve looked
through their reviews and you found their website
go ahead and look through their portfolio. Now we recommend that you
look not only at their portfolio on their
website, but also on their social media channels. This will give you the most
well-rounded idea of whether or not they’re a good fit for
your style of photography that you like. And we discuss that in part
one of this video series. You want to make sure
that you check their blog, this will give you a good
insight into their personality, if they are still an active photographer, and how they like to
talk about their clients. About their brides and their grooms. It’ll also let you see some
of their most recent work that they have shot and photographed. Lastly, before ever contacting
a wedding photographer you want to make sure that
you check their pricing. Now, typically as a roll
of hand most photographers in the wedding industry will
either put a general idea of what their starting or middle package is or they won’t put anything at all. And so, you may not be
able to find this but we at least encourage you
to check it out before contacting them so that you
don’t have a sticker shock. After you’ve checked their
pricing you want, to go ahead and make sure that you check with your venue. Some venues have a policy
that only allows certain photographers to photograph there. And we would hate for you to
waste your time if there are photographers on your
list there maybe not on your venue’s list. (mumbling) This is rare but it’s does
still happen, so make sure that you check with your venue
first before ever booking a photographer. Now that you’ve done all the
research, you checked the website, you’ve checked their
reviews, and you’ve checked to see if they’re a good fit. That they’re allowed to
photograph at your venue. Go ahead and match your list
to the list that you’ve made looking the reviews. Go ahead and whittle it
down to three or four. We want you to go ahead and
reach out to those top three or four photographers that you
absolutely love their style and that were a good fit based
on your research that you’ve done. If you’d like to hear more
about how to find the right photographer for you make
sure that you hit the playlist above or hit the subscribe
button look below as have new videos coming
out every single week. If you love the content in
this video make sure that you make a comment below we’d
love to interact with you and answer any questions that you have. Thank you so much for watching.

1 thought on “How To Find A Wedding Photographer That is RIGHT For You”

  1. Meredith Ryncarz Photography says:

    What are your biggest struggles with finding a wedding photographer? Let me know

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