Usually wedding happens once a lifetime and all this wedding mess is something that can make you crazy.
From my perspective, photography is one of the most important parts of the wedding after the ring ceremony, first kiss and first dance. After your wedding day is gone only photography will remain, so it’s important to find a proper photographer who’s professionalism you can trust.
Here is my list of things you should know about professional wedding photographer as a client and my answers to these questions:
What equipment do you use?
Camera is very important in case of photography quality so camera should be *FULL FRAME* (only top level professional cameras have this feature) – for example Nikon D3s, Nikon D4, Nikon D5, Nikon D800, Nikon D810, Canon 5d Mark II (III). Full frame gives better low light performance and more details in the picture than any other kind. I use only Full Frame cameras.
How many cards your camera uses simultaneously?
Professional cameras shoot on 2 memory cards at the same time. This feature is very important in case if one card will lag and photos will be lost, your photographer will still have backup. All my cameras have 2 card slots.
How many cameras do you bring?
Sometimes cameras stop working and your ceremony is not something where you want this to happen. To avoid any misunderstanding with my clients I always bring at least two full frame professional cameras.
How do you backup your footage?
Some photographers copy their footage to external hard drive and it sounds okay, but the thing is that hard drive can be dropped or short circuited and your footage will be gone. In our studio we backup all footage on two external hard drives and to the Google Drive for 6 months after the wedding. Just to be on a safe side:)
What is the resolution of your cameras?
Photo with resolution of 12 megapixels is more than enough for any kind and size of print up to billboard. Minimum resolution of files I submit is 12 megapixels. More pixels is good if you want to crop out parts of the picture…
To be continued.