How to choose the Best photographer for your event?

Best Photographer gives us memories for a lifetime. It is very important to choose the finest photographer for your event so that your memories stay preserved for lifelong and you can cherish them always.
So here are a few things you should do before hiring a photographer for any event:

1. Ask for referrals from your friends/relatives:

You can try asking people in your circle if they know of any photographers you can hire—preferably someone they have previously worked with and would highly recommend. This is the most preferred way since your closed ones will give you a first-hand experience that they have had.

2. Do a simple google search:

It is the most reliable way to search for photographers. You can do a simple google search of Best Photographer in your locality and look for reviews about photographers. There are many social media portals where you can look for ratings and reviews like facebook pages, Instagram profiles, 500px etc.

3. Ask for portfolios or sample pictures clicked by photographers:

Ask for the photographer’s profile or portfolio. You can go through the entire portfolio and see the kind of images they click, their clientele etc. You can even check the photographer’s website to know about the kind of work they do. The website can also help you with the background of the photographer, his educational qualification and past experiences with other companies. These pieces of information are very prominent to know whether the photographer is best at its work or not.

4. Ask some basic questions to the photographer:

These questions can be:
How long have you been working?
What services are included in the package?
What equipment’s you will use?
Charges for the entire project?
The number of team members?
Time of delivering the images after the shoot?
How many events do you have on the day of my event?

5. Be clear about your budget:

Different photographers have different budgets for events. Before hiring a photographer you should ask them about their budget. It’s best that you hire the photographer that works under your budget. If you can’t afford the fees of a very costly photographer, then you should hire a photographer according to your budget. The budget of a photographer depends on several factors such as travel, equipment, retouching, and day rate. So once your budget is finalized let your photographer know about it and then go ahead with it.

6. Get to know the photographer:

Once you have finalized the photographer get to know him/her. It is necessary that you give them liberty and understand their style of work and also show them the kind of reference images you are looking at. The best thing to do this is to have a meeting with them. Once you meet them you are more comfortable with sharing your thoughts and also you get to know that what they want to suggest about your event. But post that you should give them full freedom to use their creativity because that’s what they need to be the best photographer of all.