Choosing the best Asian Wedding Photographer for you
So you’ve chosen a date or a date range for your big day. Now you need an Asian Wedding Photographer. Asian Weddings are unique particularly to those living anywhere in the west. They awaken every sense in the body. They’re colourful and bright. The fragrances throughout the day, keep you guessing. The taste of the food, and the mesmerising music. Of course, the fabulous textures of the clothing, the fabrics at the reception, flowers and fruits. What’s not to love about an Asian Wedding.
The questions that you should ask your wedding photographer are important, so here are a few to consider.
Are you available on the day?
Ask them to check their diary. Don’t be afraid to ask them to confirm again and preferably in writing. When someone makes a commitment in writing, you can be sure that you have agreed on the same date. And double check that there’s been no miscommunication.
How many photographers will be there on the day?
Most professional photographers will bring a secondary photographer along. There are many sound reasons for this. The bride and groom are not always in the same place at the same time. A second photographer ensures that there are plenty of before, during and after shots. This also means that if there are any camera failures, all is not lost.
Do you have experience as an Asian Wedding Photographer?
It’s not inappropriate to ask whether there is a cultural understanding of what happens at an Asian wedding. This question would apply to any wedding, be it Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh or Hindu. The thing about a Asian Wedding Photographer is that they must be where the action is without getting in the way or making serious cultural or social errors. If they know what is happening, they won’t make those mistakes.
How long do you stay at the wedding?
This can be the catch question. Parties sometimes go on for a long time. This question is designed to define expectations. It will determine when the photographer arrives, what pictures are taken and when. Once the all the official parts are over, will the photographer leave, or do you want the photographer present until the party closes down. It’s not only the photographer’s skill and product you will be paying for. It will also be their time that adds to the bill.
How much will it cost?
The price of a wedding photography package will vary from several hundred pounds to several thousand. Some photographers will offer multiple packages, including blown up images, wedding Albums, thank you cards and more. Know what you’re paying for before you sign the contract. Some photographers may even offer a discount if you’ll allow them to use your images to showcase their work.
Ask about contracts?
Ensure that you have a contract. The contract is critical to peace of mind on the day. While it may force you to commit financially to your chosen professional, it will also provide peace of mind. Imagine having no recourse if the photographer doesn’t turn up on the day. Cover all possibilities.
What contingencies do you have in place?
When a large event is being organised, there are many things that could go wrong. Asian Wedding Photographers also have cars that break down. Their secondary photographer may let them down. Ask if they have someone to call on as contingency. What about image storage? Are the images protected?
Can we see examples of your work?
Whether the photographer is newly out of college or has been taking snaps for years, they will have a portfolio. Every photographer develops their own style and by having a look at the portfolio you will be in a better position to decide whether a photographer is right for you. Don’t be surprised if you have to look at multiple portfolios before finding the right fit.
There are several other considerations to make when looking for an Asian Wedding Photographer. Ask for referrals from friends and family that are already married. There is nothing quite like word of mouth to help with deciding. Also ask the photographer for references. A young and newly qualified photographer may only have a few. Remember that fresh ideas and new approaches often come from new graduates. Don’t let this put you off. Google the photographer. Dissatisfied clients turn to the internet very quickly. In the same way that you want to find someone competent, you also don’t want to make a mistake.
By following these guidelines, your final decision will bring you peace of mind, leaving you to enjoy your big day.
There are lots of Indian wedding photographers to choose from, you can find them in an Asian Directory like this one for example https://list.asiandirectoryapp.com/c/Indian-Wedding-Photography