Are you researching on wedding photography for your upcoming wedding in 2020? Planning your wedding photography can be quite overwhelming to bride-to-be as there are lots of different wedding photographers out there in Melbourne.
In this article, I will discuss the 5 Ws you should know when planning your wedding photography in Melbourne. And after reading this, you should be able to find a wedding photographer who fits you well.
Every important decision starts with a ‘why’. Why am I doing this? Why do I want wedding photography? The answer is quite obvious: wedding photography provides precious photo memories for you to reflect your once-in-a-lifetime event. But digging the ‘why’ even deeper, you might think about the detailed reason that you demand on your wedding photography. For example, are you looking to do those stunning photos with just you and your loved one? Or you want to capture as many photos of you and your guests? Knowing your needs on wedding photography will help you find a wedding photographer fits you better.
The planning of your wedding photography will start with finding a few candidates of wedding photographer. There are lots of wedding photographers based in Melbourne and finding the right person to capture your wedding photographer can be quite overwhelming for the bride-to-be.
There are several platforms online that are helpful for researching photographers to capture your wedding photography in Melbourne which includes Google and Instagram. Generally, just like researching other wedding suppliers, bride-to-be should select around 3 wedding photographers and arrange meetings with them.
Before you sit down in front of the wedding photographer, you should have a rough idea about the word ‘what’. The most significant two are ‘what’s my budget on wedding photography’ as well as ‘what do I want for my wedding photography’.
Based on your budget on wedding photography, you can choose wedding photographers who charge from $1000 range all the way to $6000 range. According to the Easy Wedding Industry report, Australian couples spend an average of 5% of their total wedding budget on wedding photography in 2019.
Next ‘What’ is about the style and options you want to have for your wedding photography. If you hate staged photos and prefer to stay unposed on your wedding day, make sure to tell your wedding photographer that you prefer a more candid and natural approach of wedding photography.
For your wedding photography package, make sure you know what you want or what you don’t, so you can avoid being ripped off by paying something you don’t want.
Once you find a wedding photographer with eye-flattering works, and the pricing of wedding photography package looks reasonable, you may then proceed to the next important step of meeting, which is discussing the ‘where’.
Your wedding photography will involve you doing photos at several different locations on the day. Since your wedding photographer will be the one who almost stays with you almost all the time on your wedding day, it’s important to discuss the locations with him/her.
For your wedding photo location, your photographer can also give you helpful advice on where to go. If your photo location is too far away or not suitable, an experienced wedding photographer will give you couple alternatives with similar photography outcome.
Time schedule plays an important role not only on your wedding day but also your wedding photography session. That’s why you should discuss the ‘when’ with your wedding photographer, so both of you will have better control on your wedding photography on the day.
Generally, a good way to figure the time schedule for wedding photography is knowing the starting time of your wedding ceremony. And by using that time as a reference point, you will then be able to calculate your getting ready time as well as reception time.
As a wedding photographer, I will suggest the couple to leave one hour for the groom and 1.5 hour for the bride for getting ready photos. And depending on the numbers of photo locations you are doing; you should leave at least 1 hour for location photography.
Wedding planning is a long journey for every couple and finding a wedding photographer that fits you perfectly can be very rewarding: you will receive stunning photos while enjoying the relaxing experience. With the 5 Ws hopefully they will help you to find a perfect wedding photographer. If you have other questions regarding wedding photography, contact Tree Studio for a direct answer.