Hi brides! I want to know what YOU look for in a wedding photographer. Here's a few questions:
1) Do you look for lower-priced photographers off craigslist that will take photos, or do you look for higher-priced professionals that will create artwork?
2) What is the most money you are willing to spend on a wedding photographer?
3) Do you prefer that a wedding photographer have multiple packages with different things included, one base package with little included that you can customize and add items to and build the price up, or one high-priced base package that includes everything, but you can remove what you don't need for a lower overall price.
4) Is a DVD with all your full-resolution print-released images a must? Or do you prefer to let the photographer do the printing for you? If the photographer does not include a DVD, do you look elsewhere for a different photographer? How do you feel about photographers that have a lower base price (say $500 less than the competition) but will offer a DVD as an add-on for that same $500 extra.
5) Do you choose your wedding photographer based on their price and what they offer, or the quality of their photos and their personality?
6) Are albums important to you? Do you prefer that you buy the album from the photographer and let them design it, or do you prefer to just design an album yourself even if the quality is not as good? If album is important, do you want your photographer to include it in a package or would you rather add it on and select from various types of albums?
7) How important is a photographer's website to you?
8) What kind of products that a photographer offers are most important to you?
9) Would you be more willing to pick a wedding photographer that includes two photographers, over a photographer that works alone?
10) And overall, what's the three most important things you look for in a wedding photographer?
I'm not so sure the OP is violating any terms of usage. In fact, they have not provided a website address (which WOULD be a violation). Other than being rude for not introducing themselves, seeking help without first providing help and trying to use the forum as a focus group, I really don't see anything wrong with the post. In fact, personally, I'd like to see the answers to some of these questions too!
Howard Kier, Certified Professional Wedding Photographer
Decide what style of wedding photography you prefer.Decide what level of service you want from your wedding photographer.Decide how many images you would like from your wedding celebration(s).Figure out how much time and expertise you have to process your images yourself.Determine your Budget.Decide how you will use your pictures.Determine what form of your pictures you will want from your photographer.Research photographers.Make a list of photographers which seem to fit your criteria for price and available format.Research each of the photographers on your list.Remove from your list any individuals with less-than-stellar records,weak references,or a style that you dislike.