Reading the title of this article you are probably wondering what attitude has to do with photography or your wedding; to my thinking an awful lot!
The Wedding Press, Wedding Blogs and Photographers web sites are full of advice on choosing your photographer. The Press and Wedding Blog writers will emphasize such as carefully looking at previous weddings they have shot, looking at the quality of Albums they sell, carefully considering the price, looking at ways of reducing the price, asking for a free engagement shoot, or asking for a disc only shoot and making your own Album etc etc. While Photographers web site will wax lyrically about their qualifications with a professional body, their insurance level, what their packages include, how many hours they will spend with you, how low their price is or justifying how high their price is!
Although all of the above are valid ways of searching for your Wedding Photographer it is wise to look at these tangibles before explaining why Attitude is vitally important in your choice.
The 2 big things that Photographers will tell you about are:
So while all of the above are integral parts of looking for your photographer what has attitude got to do with it all and why do I think it should be an important part of your decision making.
Everything you pay for your Wedding Day is consumed on that day, the venue, the celebrant, flowers, cars, suits, dress, food, band, disco or fireworks; the next morning they are used. You go away on honeymoon and the memories start to fade.
Your lasting memories will be contained in the images taken on your day; those images are the trigger for good feelings and memories not bad. How you got on with your photographer will be the biggest influence of those feelings. Every time you open your Album you cannot help but trigger memories of the photographer.
Yes when you see the Dress Pictures you will think of the dressmaker, the venue will trigger memories of the staff and food and pictures of the flowers thoughts of the florist.
You need to get on with your photographer from the moment you meet them for the first time – their attitude needs to match yours in the same way you would never choose or recommend a Wedding Planner you clashed with!
After your wedding planner, if you have one, the next person who has a plan and overview of the whole day is your photographer; in the absence of a wedding planner they should be your De-facto Planner, organizer and timekeeper but can they step up to the mark?
Three things to consider when looking for your Photographer are Passion, the Iceberg and can they ‘step up to the mark’.
You might never know for sure till disaster looms but if you have made sure you have no conflicts and understand the attitude (not the sales pitch) of your photographer then you will feel safer that any potential disaster can be averted or resolved quickly.
The attitude of your Photographer and how you relate to them is vitally important to your Wedding Day; it can be the key to your lasting memories. Yes the ability and professionalism of the photographer is important as will be the price point for many but your relationship with the Photographer is paramount. Does their Attitude match your expectations.
Ian Bonthrone is a Business Consultant and part of the Creative Duo at “Your Wedding by fotologic” www.yourweddingbyfotologic.com
Article Source: EzineArticles.com
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