Check photographer’s ability to tell a story
If you would like to know how you will be able to more or less curate the works of the wedding photographers that you are reviewing for the wedding or for the coverage of your wedding, one thing that you should try to really take a look at is a wedding photographer’s ability to go ahead and tell a story with nothing but the use of his camera. Being able to tell a story by means of the photos taken is actually so much harder than you would initially think and this is the type of thing that you will need to really go ahead and look into as much as possible. What you can do to more or less help yourself gauge this would be to make sure that you check out the photo blogs or feature blogs that they have up without reading through the content.
If you will more or less be able to follow the gist of the story by just looking at the pictures, then that wedding photographer most likely has a pretty spot on storytelling skill or agenda and you should probably do a double take and seriously think about hiring him for the gig one way or the other. Without some storytelling background, you might as well end up with a bunch of random looking photos that might look great but don’t really make that much sense together. You need something more substantial than that and this is why you need someone who is a modern day storyteller with the use of nothing more than just his camera.
Make sure that the wedding photographer you go for is someone who has strong lighting background.
You need someone who will really be able to deal with things the right way even if things might turn out to be a little bit more challenging than usual. Not all of the wedding setups will turn out to have favorable lighting and this is the type of thing that you really need to go ahead and prepare for one way or the other. There will be times wherein the wedding will be shot at night or during the midday wherein the light might be a little too harsh. You need someone who will be able to adapt with the way that things pan out at the end of the day and this is what you need to go ahead and arrange for as much as possible. You can see this based on how a photographer’s previous works look like. Review his portfolio and try to see how he deals and plays around with the lighting element one way or the other. This should be more than enough proof of how he manages even the most difficult of lighting situations at the end of the day.
Go for someone who has a knack for composition and styling.
Wedding photography has the tendency or has the risk to be a little cheesy if it is not something that is executed the right way. You need to make sure that this is the type of thing you are able to really identify or determine when you are in the process of booking a wedding photographer for what you are planning out at some point or so. Here are a few photography training examples to shed some light on how you will be able to understand that.