Have you ever flipped through your Instagram, Pinterest and even Facebook just to discover someone else you know has just got hitched too? Then there are the 3 different albums of pictures they’ve uploaded capturing the essence of the couple in every way possible.
While some of those albums make you wish this was happening to you there are the others you may look at and cringe because they are either too cheesy or the photography is not very good. This is the fine line between a good or not so great engagement shoot. So, what can youexpect from a good engagement shoot?
A budget and what it entails
The wedding industry is thriving and since couples could not take their pre-wedding photoshoots during the lockdown, they are taking full advantage of it now.New couples getting married are determined to get some good clicks. So, what does this mean for photographers? They are going to be charging the sky even on their limited packages.
So, what you have to look at is obviously what the package includes, does it cover just the pre shoot or the wedding itself, do they bring the props, are they able to come to the location or will they charge more and of course are you paying by the hour or number of pictures. Not clarifying these are the easiest way to get ripped off. So, if you are planning your shoot, these are some of the basic things you will have to consider.
How good is your photographer?
This is obviously one of the most important questions to consider when choosing the right person. There are many people who are “qualified” but may not live up to the standard you are expecting. The best way to pick a photographer is to either have them recommended by a friend who knows your taste and style or it is to check out their portfolio.
What kind of vibe do they create, the colour editing, are their pictures natural or cheesy, angles so on and so forth? Each person will have something that makes them unique so it is important to see if that is what you are looking for beforehand.
Purpose of the photos
Some people prefer to have the shoot before the actual wedding so that the stress of having to take it that day is less. So how long before the wedding will you be having it. During wedding season, it can difficult to book photographers so it is a decision that will have to be taken before so you are not disappointed last minute.
You might just assume that a photoshoot means the entire load of fancy equipment so you might be disappointed when your photographer turns up with just a camera and maybe two at most. But that is the beauty of new technologies, cameras these days are built with the best filters and features, they alone are enough to take amazing clicks, so don’t be dishearten by it.