When you are planning an Asian wedding, or for that matter a wedding of any other religion, there is a whole long list of things to do. One of the most important of them is hiring a photographer – or rather, two photographers.
You might reasonably ask why you would want two photographers, and when you stop to think about it there is a logical answer. It is that a photographer cannot be in two places at once.
You only have one chance to photograph your wedding day so that you have an album of treasures that you can look back on years down the line: you cannot go back and do it all over again tomorrow. Now an Asian wedding is usually a very big affair and there can often be several hundred guests. If you only have one photographer and he or she is shooting formal pictures of you and your other half, your close family members, and so on, he cannot be roaming around the room getting all those candid shots of things that are going on elsewhere.
If you have a lot of guests, you may be using a very large hall, or if the weather is good, they may be spilling out into a garden. You may even be having an outside wedding in something such as a country manor house, and guests may be wandering around two or three acres of grounds. There can be all sorts of things going on in different parts of the grounds, and if you have two photographers there is much more chance of catching a shot of something happening that would simply be missed if you only had one photographer.
One of the most important things when choosing photographers is to meet with them and see how you get on. They are going to be spending maybe 8 – 12 hours with you on the day, so it is vital that you get to know them a bit beforehand and ensure that you get along with them.
The first thing to ask your photographers is whether or not they have your date available. That may seem obvious, but wedding photographers can easily get booked up 18 months or more ahead.
You should also ask your photographers how long they have been shooting weddings. There is a lot going on in any wedding, and a photographer who has been doing them for a couple of years will know exactly where to be and when, in order to capture all the critical shots, and the candid ones as well. You also want to see an album or two of weddings they have done so that you can get a feel for their style.
Ask if they have worked at your venue before. It’s not critical, but if they have, they will have an idea of the layout and the venue lighting. If they haven’t shot there before, they should be willing to visit the venue and get a look at the lie of the land, so to speak. They will be able to see where your wedding stage is going to be, which is essential in order to be able to capture all those important moments.
As for the wedding stage, if you Google something such as “wedding stage decorators near me”, you will come across us at Kenza Creations. Wedding décor is what we do, and we can produce dazzling décor for your venue, which, of course, we will be happy to visit if we have not worked there before. However, we have worked at very many venues throughout London and the South East, so it is very possible that we will have provided décor for the venue that you have chosen.