Destination Wedding Photographer Abbotsford Southwest

A wedding is the most important, joyous and beautiful event in a couple's life. Everyone dreams of having a fairy tale wedding in Abbotsford Southwest and wedding photographers play a very significant role in making it as memorable as possible. He is the one who captures the whole event beautifully in the form of indelible and cherish-able pictures so that the good memories of this sacred day may never be lost!

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Therefore, the selection of a professional, talented and well-known photographer is very crucial to ensure the successful recording of a wedding. As a matter of fact, nowadays, wedding photography has emerged as a niche business where a multitude of specialized and varied packages and discounts are accessible to the client.

 

Before Short Listing The Best Wedding Photographer in Abbotsford Southwest Here Some Tips How to Choose the Best

Are you thinking about being a Good Samaritan to a bridal couple by offering to shoot their wedding video? Have you just purchased the latest, high-tech video camera that you're sure will make this production a "slam dunk?"

Certainly, video cameras today are designed to capture footage in the easiest way possible...you turn the camera on," point and shoot". So couples wanting to save money, or well-intentioned friends or relatives with a new video camera decide that shooting a wedding video is a breeze, and quickly find themselves in way over their heads. We've been asked to fix many of these "do-it-yourself" wedding video disasters.

This may come as a surprise, but you can have the easiest to use video camera in the world but it won't guarantee that you will end up with a decent-looking wedding video. As my friend, Tony, likes to point out, "just because you can light the stove doesn't mean you can cook."

Shooting an important event, such as a wedding, where you only get one chance to get it right, is a little more complicated than "point and shoot." But the good news is that its not that much more complicated. With just a little planning and utilizing the following very important, but easy to gather equipment and supplies, you can do it yourself and have a wedding video that you will be proud to present to the bride and groom.

Markers and pens are important for marking/numbering your videotape cassettes and taking notes.

8. Videotape Stock

Ask the couple how long they expect the wedding to be, then purchase enough videotape to cover twice that length of time. For example, if the bride tells you she expects the wedding to last one hour (60 minutes) then purchase enough tape to cover two hours (120 minutes) for each camera you will be using. This ensures that you will have enough tape for the wedding and the reception. Its better to have too many tapes than not enough.

9. And...something to carry all this equipment (camera bag, duffel bag, backpack, etc.)

Having all your supplies in an easy-to-carry bag will ensure that everything you need will be within easy reach while reducing the chances of misplacing something.

Just remember, anyone can use a video camera. It takes something special to create a professional-looking wedding video. Something special means taking the time to do a little planning and having all the right tools to make this a positive experience for you with a special outcome for the bridal couple.

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If you are reading this, chances are you are recently engaged. Congratulations! The task in front of you to plan your wedding may seem overwhelming but this article should help you in at least one major area - choosing your wedding photographer.

Hiring your wedding photographer now will have consequences for life, so it is incredibly important that you choose a reputable photographer. If the cake turns out chocolate instead of marble or if daisies are in your bouquet instead of carnations will you remember it five years from now? Will it really matter? Probably not, but what will matter is having bad photographs or video of your wedding day.

Just as soon as you've chosen a date for your ceremony, you should choose a photographer. Peter Clayman, senior photographer for NH Images, says his business typically books up to 10 to 14 months in advance. He stresses the importance of booking as soon as possible, "In a perfect world, they should book twelve months in advance. If that's not possible, they should do it as absolutely soon as possible." This is because many photography companies that consist of a sole photographer can handle only one wedding in any given day. NH Images, for example, has a team of photographers that can shoot up to five weddings at a time.

After setting the big date, determine your photography budget. Photographers are among the highest-paid vendors for weddings so be sure to plan proportionately. Next, decide on the style of photography you like. According to Peter, there are several photography styles to consider. Photographers may shoot all styles or just one or two. Knowing the style(s) you want will help you select the appropriate photographer.

Photography Styles

Photojournalist-style photography (AKA candids) is a very popular way to document your day in a non-obtrusive fashion while capturing all the emotion and events as they unfold.

Final Steps

Expect to sign a contract and read it thoroughly. Make sure that you understand the policy regarding deposits in the event you must cancel. Also, make sure there is a contingency plan clearly outlined in the event an emergency arises and the photographer cannot perform his/her duties. Oftentimes, there will be a statement in the contract explaining a backup photographer. Make sure this exists and that there is a backup plan in writing. You can also expect to pay approximately 25 to 50 percent at the time of the contract signing with the remainder due by the wedding.

Most of the time the photographer will not be able to "hold" the date for you while you decide to hire him/her. Usually, only a deposit will secure the date. Keep in mind, holiday and long weekends are especially popular and will be the first to book. When meeting with the photographer, if you determine that he/she is reputable, has a great personality and falls within your budget, book that person immediately. Chances are good that if you are planning twelve months in advance, so are other determined brides-to-be.

© 2008 by Candy Osborne

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