Wedding photography is now one of the most sought after professions in the Indian context. Wedding is a special moment in everyone's life. Especially Indian weddings are such complicated and grand an affair that it is celebrated over a period of five and six days. So, there are lots of moments that need to be captured in camera. The D-day seems to be the day of wish fulfillment for every maiden or groom, once in a blue moon where they earn the royal treatment like a king or queen amidst the congregation, wearing expressions of awe and envy. Photographs are frozen memories of moments, of special events in human life. And when the event is wedding, then everyone wants to capture it in camera. Indian weddings are such elaborate affairs that there will be photographs for each and every occasion.
In India, wedding is a special event not only for the bride and the groom, but also for the other people who are related to them. Thus, it becomes inevitable to get these moments captured so that one can remember all the fun filled as well as emotional instances that accompanies the wedding. Wedding photography provides one with the opportunity to cherish the wedding time later. In the Indian context, photography and videography during the entire wedding event is a must. Wedding albums, videos CDs, tapes are specially prepared to relive those moments of pleasure and pain. However, one needs to consider certain things in order to choose a good photographer for the occasion.
Check Out a Single Portfolio
Before finalizing the photographer, it is mandatory to check a single portfolio. This will enable one to know what exactly the wedding album would look like. After going through the portfolio, it is best to ask oneself whether that is exactly what one is looking for. It is best to decide only if the sample looks appealing and real.
Decide Time and Number of Photos
One should never forget to ask the photographer about the amount of time he will be shooting. It is also advised to ask him questions like number of prints, print size, will they make the album, will they shoot digital, quality of prints, etc.
Ask About Extra Prints and Wedding Album
It is also advised to enquire about the cost of extra prints. Will the negatives stay with them and be available, years after. Extra wedding album cost is another vital question one should ask about. However, to save money, it is best to get the albums made on one's own.
Enquire About Cancellations
Everything in this world is unpredictable, which holds true even for the wedding photographs one has just ordered. So, one should never forget to ask the photographer what happens in case of cancellation of the order, from either side.
Appreciate the Photographer
Indian wedding photography is not just clicking buttons randomly. The fact remains that it takes a lot of skill and approximation. It requires a lot of hard work as well, as the photographer goes for location hunting collecting supplies, checking equipments, spending time at the wedding, preparing results, making trips to labs, gathering prints, making albums etc. Thus, it is advised to treat the photographer with respect and one must give him due appreciation for his art. This will aid one to negotiate better and find a suitable deal.
(Last Updated on : 31-12-2015)
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