Matthew Sowa Photography

  1. Research and Portfolio: Start by researching different photographers in your area. Look for their online portfolios or websites to get a sense of their style and quality of work. Pay attention to the composition, lighting, and overall aesthetic to see if it matches your preferences.


  1. Recommendations and Reviews: Ask friends, family, or other couples for recommendations based on their personal experiences. You can also read online reviews and testimonials to get a better understanding of a photographer's reputation and the satisfaction of their previous clients.


  1. Style and Approach: Wedding photographers have different styles, ranging from traditional and posed to candid and photojournalistic. Consider the style that resonates with you and reflects the atmosphere you envision for your wedding day. Some photographers may specialize in natural light, while others excel in using artificial lighting setups.


  1. Meet in Person or Virtually: Schedule meetings with potential photographers to discuss your vision, wedding details, and any specific shots you want. It's essential to build a rapport and ensure you feel comfortable working with them. If an in-person meeting isn't feasible, you can arrange a video call.


  1. Pricing and Packages: Inquire about the photographer's pricing structure and packages. Understand what services are included, such as hours of coverage, number of edited photos, albums, or prints. Discuss any additional costs, like travel expenses or overtime fees.


  1. Experience and Professionalism: Wedding photography requires skill and experience to capture the key moments of your special day. Ask about their experience shooting weddings, their qualifications, and whether they have backup equipment in case of technical issues. Professionalism, punctuality, and good communication are also important traits to consider.


  1. Contracts and Rights: Ensure that all the details, including costs, deliverables, and timelines, are documented in a written contract. Clarify copyright and usage rights for the photos. Make sure you understand if you'll have the freedom to print or share the images as you wish.


  1. Engagement Shoot or Pre-Wedding Session: Many photographers offer engagement or pre-wedding sessions as part of their packages. This can help you get comfortable in front of the camera and develop a rapport with the photographer before the wedding day.


Remember to book your photographer well in advance, as popular professionals tend to have busy schedules. This allows you ample time to plan and communicate your expectations effectively.

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265 Canal St Suite 206, New York, New York, United States, 10013
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