Booking Your Wedding Photographer Tip Series Week 2

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It’s week two of my photo tip series, Booking Your Wedding Photographer: Tips Series by Christian Oth. I launched the tip series with a strong focus on a photographer’s versatility and this week will focus on your photographer’s strength.  Following these tips will get you one step closer to getting great photographs that you’ll be able to cherish for years to come.


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Week 2: Photographer’s Strength


What genre are they strongest in?  Take a look at your photographer’s background.  Do they specialize in fashion, editorial portraits, still-lifes, fine art or photojournalism?  Every photographer has special strengths in certain genres, but for weddings they must be able to take great photographs in all other genres as well.  Personally, I feel that it is good for a wedding photographer to have a strong background in photojournalism, because they are accustomed to capturing natural moments in an instant as they occur, rather than waiting to create posed, manufactured moments.


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Can they take creative portraits?  A talented photographer should be able to take beautiful creative portraits not only of the bride and groom, but of the family and wedding party as well.  Formal portraits are often the most overlooked, but they are essential to every wedding.  Instead of a boring line-up, look for creative group and couple shots that have the feel of a fashion magazine spread. 


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