Finding a professional photographer for your vintage wedding

Finding a professional photographer for your wedding can be a difficult process. It can be even harder if you want to go for a vintage look, rather than a traditional wedding. Finding a wedding photographer can be as important as planning the wedding itself. If you want to your wedding to be extra special, making sure every detail complies with your vintage theme will make all the difference. Here are some tips on how to find the perfect wedding photographer for your vintage wedding:

Find a wedding photographer that fits your style:

The first step is to figure out what sort of mood or style you want your wedding photos to be in. Do you want something quirky with vintage props? Or do you want more intimate settings with just you and your partner? Take a look at the photographer’s portfolio and see if their particular style matches with yours. You should find a photographer who is familiar with the venue or has worked in similar settings. If your wedding is in an outdoor event, then you need a photographer who specialises in outdoor photograph. If your wedding is in a church with muted lighting, then you would need a photographer who specialises in indoor photography and knows how to manipulate lighting. Obviously for a vintage themed wedding you would also need to find a photographer who knows how to add a sense of nostalgia to a photograph. Having a conversation with the photographer and also looking through the photographs of past clients can help with finding a vintage wedding photographer that has all of these qualities.

Research wedding photographers that use vintage cameras:

There are wedding photographers that use new technologies and visual effects to create the classic look of photos. And there are also photographers who use vintage equipment to be as authentic as possible when it comes to shooting vintage photography. Inquiring about the equipment that a photographer uses is an important point to raise in your initial conversation. If you aren’t too familiar with the equipment do a bit of research or ask for specific photographs that they have produced with each of the different equipment that they have used.

Consider unorthodox ways to capture your special moment:

While having a professional wedding photographer is obviously traditional, there are other creative and interesting ways to capture the day. Additionally you could hire a live wedding artist, who can paint your special moment on canvas while it is happening. Even if you aren’t going the vintage wedding route, hiring a live painter is a really unique way to create something memorable that you can keep forever and pass down from generation to generation. Alternatively, if you want to add some fun to your wedding then hiring a professional caricature artist could create a sense of fun you and your guests.