1. Enables you to understand what you want – before looking up a photographer, figure out what kind of photographer you need. Do you need a photographer to do a candid photography or a traditional documentary or portrait photography? Once you have answered this question you can proceed with looking for the photographer that suits this criteria. Surfing online is the easiest and cheapest way to find this out.
2. Easy access to the photographers portfolio – everything is very transparent online one can easily go through the photographers portfolio before selecting or finalizing a photographer. You can check out his style of work and try to gather if this is the kind of outcome you expect in your wedding album. It also enables you to go through his entire wedding album and not just bits and pieces.You can check whether he is a professional photographer, his area of expertise and his experience.
3. Reduces your work of interacting with the photographer – you no longer need to spend some time with the photographer to see that you both are at the same frequency and he understands your needs or spend time taking him around the venue of the wedding and making him meet the family members will give him some perspective into the things you love so that he can capture every moment that means the world to you in the best possible way. You can clearly identify with this online. Wohoooo!!! long hours of work reduced.
4.Recommendations and Comments – before entrusting the work of capturing moments of your special day to a photographer you can get an insight into his online presence. You can look into the comments, experiences and recommendations from the people with whom the photographer has already worked with and how the people whom he has worked with rate him.
5. Listing of Equipment used – to be honest many of us won’t know much about what kind of equipment is needed for photography. The safest thing to do is look it up online to have a brief knowledge about it. As far as wedding photographer go they will not need anything too fancy. But make sure he gets basic stuff like extra lenses. The bare minimum a wedding photographer should have is lowest Level Professional Body – Canon 40D or Nikon D300 or Highest Level Professional Body – Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D3 as the primary camera body and Canon 40D or Nikon D300 for the secondary camera body. Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS USM (or Nikon equivalent) or Canon 24-70mm F/2.8 L USM (or Nikon equivalent) lenses.
6. Security – what will happen if the photographer fails to turn up on the day of the wedding? Is reimbursement of money even an option? It is important you ask yourself this question. For the best you should pick a photographer who guarantees you that even if he is not able to make it to the wedding the standby photographer will. Flatpebble provides you this security.
7. Compare Prices – with all the information being online and available at your finger tips you can compare the selected photographer’s packages and see which one suits your budget best and go for it.