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Your wedding photography studio should be insured and licensed as a legal business. Many venues actually require insurance from vendors working there. Camera equipment is expensive and you should make sure your photographer is fully insured by a reputable insurance company to make sure you are protected. Many photographers are just individuals with cameras and maybe a slick website. Make sure your photographer is backed by a legal, legitimate business. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Adelaide Hills Portrait Photographer

The Advantage To Adelaide Hills Wedding
  • You want your wedding photographer to capture
    everything that makes your day special, to
    capture you at your best, to deliver photographs
    that live up to your expectations. Here are 10
    tips for selecting wedding photography that you
    can live with throughout your new life together.
  • A reputable wedding photographer should have a
    physical location. A physical location where you
    can find them when you need them and where you
    can meet with them safely is important. Brick and
    mortar wedding photography studios build trust
    within the community and with their clients. If
    your wedding photographer does not have a local
    address (not a PO Box) that they will share with
    you, it's a good reason not to trust them. They
    might work out of their house, but do you know
    where that is? A physical office or studio is
    paramount to them being trustworthy. Would be you
    be willing to have a random stranger come to your
    house, or for you to go to their house? It's
    safer and more reliable to choose a wedding
    photographer with a studio or office you can
    visit, Adelaide Hills Wedding Photographer and
    where you can find your photographer.
  • A good wedding photographer should help make your
    day go more smoothly. Aside from a dedicated
    wedding planner, your photographer is the only
    vendor who is going to be spending the entire day
    with you. A good wedding photographer should make
    things easier for you. They should solve
    problems. Your wedding photographer should be
    flexible. They should be able to adapt and thrive
    in difficult situations. Find out more about
    their abilities and ask about a difficult
    lighting scenario, bad weather, or other
    catastrophe and find out how they dealt with it
    in the past.
  • You need your wedding photographer to be focused
    on you. When you meet with any wedding
    photographer for the first time, do they ask
    about you, get to know you, and find out what you
    want? Or do they only talk about themselves and
    what they do? Find a photographer who is willing
    to spend time getting to know you so you know
    they understand you and your needs. This is the
    best way to find out if they are a good fit for
  • Your wedding photographer should be knowledgeable
    and helpful. They should offer suggestions about
    options you have for different things, provide
    advice on scheduling and setup, be full of ideas,
    and be ready to make your day and your planning
    easier. A good photographer is big on planning.
    Your photographer should work with you before an
    engagement session to select clothing and
    location. Your wedding day photography should be
    scheduled as part of your day rather than as an
    afterthought. Photography does not have to be
    inconvenient - it can be a fun and integral part
    of your day.
  • It might sound strange, but not all wedding
    photographers are the same and not all
    photographers are a good fit for every client. If
    your wedding photographer meets you and finds out
    about what you are looking for and then tells you
    that they don't think they would be a good fit
    for you, it might be surprising, but it's nothing
    personal. Wouldn't you rather a professional be
    honest about this than trying to change to meet
    your needs? Sometimes photographers realize that
    what they specialize in is not the same thing a
    client wants. Photographers don't want to make
    you unhappy, and if a wedding photographer thinks
    you might be happier with a different style of
    photography or with a different situation, we
    will tell you before you book so you are not
    disappointed later.
  • Price is NOT the most important factor when
    choosing a wedding photographer You definitely
    get what you pay for. Photography is like
    anything else in life You get what you pay for.
    It is not logical to think you can hire someone
    for little to no money and get the same results
    you would get if you had spent twice what you
    paid. Price is normally a factor when it comes to
    quality. Photographers who charge more are
    usually backed by their reputation, their brand,
    and their experience. You should also understand
    that your photographs will become the lasting
    memory of your wedding day. There are two things
    you should spend money on for your wedding, it
    should be your venue and your photography. People
    will probably not remember the food, you will
    only wear your dress once, and most of the other
    things are not huge investments anyway (flowers,
    music, makeup). You will look at your wedding
    photographs regularly - perhaps even every day -
    for the rest of your life. Shouldn't your wedding
    photos be great?
  • Your wedding photography studio should be insured
    and licensed as a legal business. Many venues
    actually require insurance from vendors working
    there. Camera equipment is expensive and you
    should make sure your photographer is fully
    insured by a reputable insurance company to make
    sure you are protected. Many photographers are
    just individuals with cameras and maybe a slick
    website. Make sure your photographer is backed by
    a legal, legitimate business.
  • Your wedding photographer should have backup
    equipment and a backup plan. Mandatory Cameras
    with two slots for memory cards that can be
    written to simultaneously in case one card fails,
    backup cameras and lenses, a data backup plan
    including off-site backups, and a disaster plan.
    Protect your investment. If your photographer
    only has one camera, it's not enough.
  • Multiple photographers with your package are much
    better for you than having just one. Your wedding
    photographer should have multiple photographers
    on staff in case someone get sick or God forbid
    injured. A lone photographer cannot be in enough
    places at once to possibly cover a wedding day
    adequately. For all but the smallest weddings,
    your wedding photographer should have at a
    minimum a photographer and assistant/second
    shooter. Anything less and you will be missing
    out on important moments, angles, and

The Best Way To Adelaide Hills Weddings
  • Selecting your wedding photographer is not a
    difficult task. By learning my 10 secrets you
    will eliminate many of the pitfalls it is so easy
    to fall into. It is very important that you make
    your selection of photographer early on in your
    wedding plans. The best and most popular
    photographers get booked early, often a year or
    two in advance. So once you have set your date
    and arranged the wedding venue, the next thing on
    your list should be your photographer.
  • If you were getting married a generation ago in
    the 1930's or 40's, your choice would have been
    rather limited. In those days photography was
    still something of a 'dark art'. Literally the
    photographer or his assistant would spend hours
    in the dark room developing film, Adelaide Hills
    Weddings and making photographic prints by hand.
    Your options for the wedding day would have been
    limited. The photographer would usually turn up
    at the end of your wedding service and meet you
    at the church door. He would then take a handful
    of pictures with his large camera. Usually a full
    length picture of the couple at the church door,
    a close-up if you were lucky and then perhaps a
    family group or two. Color pictures were a
    definite luxury in the 30's as color film was
    still in its infancy. A talented photographer
    might offer you hand tinted or colored pictures
    which he would make from black and white
    originals, but these would be an expensive
  • It was not uncommon to take a trip to the
    photographer's studio either on your wedding day
    or shortly afterwards. The whole business became
    quite an occasion. Posing in front of hot studio
    lights was something you only did on special
    occasions. It was the only way to get photographs
    of a reasonable quality. Simple cameras were
    becoming more available to the public, but they
    were very basic with few controls. In those days
    the professional photographer still had a
    mysterious quality part artist, part chemist and
    part magician. He could produce photographs you
    just could not achieve yourself with your 'Box
    Brownie' camera.
  • Today things are very different. Photography has
    been turned on its head. Gone are the famous
    companies like Agfa and Kodak. A film based
    photography has been replaced almost entirely by
    digital technology, the quality of which improves
    dramatically year by year. Most people now have a
    camera of some type and are happy with the
    pictures they take. Rapid advances in digital
    imaging have ensured that the 'auto' function on
    your camera will give you an acceptable image.
    Today you don't have to worry about shutter speed
    and 'f' stops to get a reasonable picture. Point
    and shoot is the easy option. However, technical
    progress does not mean that everyone knows what
    they are doing.
  • Look in any Yellow Pages or any other directory,
    Google 'wedding photographer' for any town or
    city and you will find an ever increasing number
    of entries under the listing. Why is this? It is
    simply because technology has improved to such an
    extent that even the most modest and affordable
    camera is capable of producing great images.
  • Sadly, you will discover that not every so called
    photographer is a professional photographer. Some
    work on it on a part time basis and might be a
    cleaner, taxi driver or an office worker from
    Monday to Friday and a wedding photographer at
    the weekend. It has become a part time occupation
    for many keen amateurs looking to make some extra
    cash at the weekend.
  • The questions you must ask yourself are would I
    go to a dentist if I wasn't confident they had
    the training, experience and qualifications to
    take care of my teeth safely and hygienically?
    Would I trust a plumber to install a gas fire if
    he were not qualified and registered? No, it
    could be a matter of life and death.
  • Would I trust my wedding pictures to a
    photographer who might be working part time on
    weekends, shoots everything with his camera set
    to 'auto', promises me hundreds of pictures on a
    disc for a few hundred pounds? Sadly, many people
  • The reasons for doing this are intriguing. Apart
    from the technology issue I have already
    mentioned, the other current influence is
    fashion. The current fashion in wedding
    photography can be described by the term
    'documentary', 'reportage', and 'lifestyle'. In a
    nutshell, today it is cool and fashionable to
    have wedding photographs that look like
    snapshots! Pictures that look spontaneous, which
    is not staged and capture the emotion of the day
    without being intrusive or formal in any way.
  • What does all this mean in reality? Firstly, it
    is assumed that to achieve this 'documentary' or
    'reportage' look, all you need to do is to take
    an inordinate number of pictures and chances are
    that you will get some suitable ones in the mix.
    So snap away is the mentality of many
    inexperienced photographers. After all, after you
    have bought your camera and memory cards, the
    images are free. There are no processing costs as
    with film, if the image is no good just delete
    it, it costs nothing!

Here's A Quick Way To Solve A Problem with
Adelaide Wedding Photographer
  • You might be getting married (congrats, by the
    way) and trying to decide whether or not to even
    hire a wedding photographer. You might be trying
    to decide now on which photography professional
    to choose for your wedding day. You might be a
    wedding photographer, trying to understand the
    delicate and the confounding psyche of those who
    engage in wedding planning.
  • Whoever you are, for your reading pleasure, check
    out the top 10 myths of wedding photography as
    relayed by a photographer who still loves taking
    pictures. These are broken into three categories
    a. Myths about not hiring a professional at all
    b. Myths about the selection process and c.
    Myths about how the photography should be done.
  • CATEGORY A I don't need/want a wedding
    photographer because
  • 1. My cousin's roommate from college just got the
    new Canon 999D and a plethora of 'L '
    professional series lenses it will be great
    (and, did I mention, FREE!).
  • Is it impossible to find a good free
    photographer? No. Is it likely? No. Is it a good
    idea? Almost never. But hey, it is your wedding
    day. You can chance it on the stranger who could
    very well be overly intrigued by the bridesmaid
    who has just a little bit too much to drink at
    the reception, Adelaide Wedding Photographer and
    starts to dance provocatively. That way, the bulk
    of your photos could be of her. Perfect, right?
    And free. In this situation, you can just point
    out to your kids, twenty years down the road,
    that the photographer did take these photos with
    really cutting edge technology, which is why you
    can see just so much detail of the lewd woman at
    your wedding with, how shall we say... 'Perky'
    breasts. No, she isn't the bride, but doesn't she
    look like she is having fun?
  • 2. Why would I get a photographer? Everybody and
    their dog has a camera (even cell phone pictures
    are creeping up in the 'megapixel' race). The
    snapshots of guests will suffice.
  • Yes, it is true to state that most of us now
    carry a camera on our body at all times (on our
    phone at the very least). Moreover, at a wedding,
    many, if not most guests bring some type of
    additional camera to memorialize the event
    (particularly things that go wrong, if they don't
    like you tears from the groom if they do).
    However, rigorous, double blind studies have been
    done on the data stream to which we are
    referring, and they all show one thing. These
    pictures have a 99.9982 chance of sucking.
    Really badly. There might be one great photo of
    the bunch, of a dog at the end of the aisle that
    meant so much to Great Aunt Esther. It will be
    perfectly exposed, focused, and display Sparky
    with a beautiful stance using great composition.
  • 3. Wedding photography is too expensive - why
    would I support an industry of so-called
    'professionals' who really only work a few hours
    a week. I don't know whether to be angry or
  • You can be angry if you would like. You can even
    be jealous, since we have a job that (hopefully)
    we love, and take great pride in. If you think we
    work a few hours for a single wedding, you are
    fooling yourself. Those are the hours that you
    see us at the wedding suffice it to say, many
    hours of preparation went into that particular
    wedding, countless hours will proceed upon the
    end of the wedding day in post-production. When
    done correctly, the work is extensive, fun, and
    pays decent.
  • CATEGORY B I do need/want a wedding
    photographer, but the selection process should be

What Everyone Ought To Know About Adelaide
  • How to choose a wedding photographer?
  • With so many wedding photographers, so many
    prices, and styles, choosing the right wedding
    photographer can become quite a big and unwieldy
    task for the modern couple
  • To begin with, the internet makes things easier,
    because you can see lots of work side by side,
    but this does not immediately let you know the
    most important bits of information, which will in
    the end determine the best choice for you
  • 20 top tips for choosing a photographer
  • 1 Whoever you choose, you must click with them
  • A website will only go part of the way of finding
    out about the attitude and the person.
  • You will be with your wedding photographer, on
    your special day from dawn to dusk in some cases,
    inviting them into your dressing room, while you
    are getting ready. The photographer will then
    work with you and your family through the day.
    You need to find someone you trust, Adelaide
    Weddings and get on with
  • 2 Whoever you choose, you must click with them
  • Yes, that's point one! But it is point 2 as well.
    Anyone shooting your wedding need to get the best
    out of you, and this ultimately is a mix of
    communication, and camera craft. You need to be
    confident your wedding photographer can guide and
    instruct you and your family during the poses and
    group shots. If they make you smile, put you at
    your ease, the job is half done
  • 3 Know that wedding photography is both a
    business and a vocation

The Complete Guide To Understanding Adelaide
Hills Portrait Photographer
  • Getting married is an amazing experience. It is a
    day filled with emotion, joy, happiness and
    sometimes a little sad when a family member or
    friend who is no longer with us is not there to
    share our special day.
  • As professional wedding photographers, we know
    how stressful arranging your wedding day can be.
    With so many photographers around, where do you
    start? What do you need to know when looking for
    a wedding photographer? With prices ranging from
    a few hundred pounds to many thousands, how do
    you know if they are right for you?
  • It is a simple fact of life that with the arrival
    of digital cameras, many people now call
    themselves a "photographer". Over recent years
    there has been an explosion of people offering
    their services as wedding photographers, many of
    who have never received any training, have no
    insurance, do not use professional equipment,
    Adelaide Hills Portrait Photographer and do not
    have sufficient backups in place to cater for any
  • A professional photographer will have all of the
    above and this post is a quick "Help Guide" to
    the things to look for and the questions we
    recommend you ask when choosing a wedding
    photographer. Grab yourself a cuppa and get
    comfy. This is not a definitive guide, merely a
    general overview of what to look for.
  • Looking for a Photographer
  • Personal Recommendations Have you been to a
    wedding recently? What did your friends think of
    their photographer? As a Yorkshire wedding
    photographer the majority of our clients come
    from personal recommendations from either Bride
    and Grooms who have used us, or from Venues that
    know the quality of the work we produce and the
    fantastic value for money we offer.
  • Google And Other Search Engines
  • A quick search on any of the major search engines
    will produce a mind numbing amount of choices.
    For example, if you type into Google the search
    terms "Wedding Photographer" it will return
    millions results. Simply going through each
    result would take you years, so as a general rule
    of thumb, stick with those on page 1 or page 2.
    The reason for this is simple If they are on
    page 1 or 2 then they have taken the time to
    ensure that their website is well designed,
    optimized and placed, to ensure that their
    products or services are easy to find for
    prospective Bride and Grooms.
  • Choosing A Photographer
  • As soon as you have decided on a date, have
    booked your wedding venue and received
    confirmation, then book all other services
    required for your wedding day as quickly as
    possible. Leaving it to the last minute to book
    your wedding photographer is not a good idea.
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