I would like to point out right away: a good photographer is not “cheap” and there are at least a few reasons for that:
A wedding photographer in Los Angeles – must understand and love his job.
Professional photographic equipment is a very expensive tool. You can’t get by with just one camera, add lenses, filters, light devices, and keep in mind that all this is not eternal. Updating your gear periodically is an essential part of the workflow.
When the wedding is over, the photographer’s work continues. He has to review the entire series of photos taken, remove marriage, process, retouch. All this takes time, which, logically, should be paid Also worth mentioning is the technique on which the photographer works at home to process photos and create content, it’s also not cheap.
The photographer is a person who will save your memories! High-quality photos, years later, will help to immerse again and again in the atmosphere of an exciting holiday.
In general, wedding photography is something on which you should not save money.
What do I need to know about cameras and other photo equipment?
Let’s find out if equipment is that important and what you need to know about it. Our firm opinion is that talent, experience and enthusiasm are more important than equipment in taking great photos. However, a minimum knowledge of photo equipment can be helpful.
Almost all professionals prefer to work with full-frame cameras. These are cameras with a large sensor, which allows you to take better pictures. At the moment, the most popular models among professionals are Canon 5d mark2, Canon 5d mark3, as well as Nikon D800 and D600 (although there are other decent models of different brands). Question: what to do if you like a photographer who uses a non full-frame camera? Here’s our advice: be sure to demand a couple or three full series of photos from the wedding! Examine them carefully to see if everything is OK there with focus and quality in general. Ask about a backup camera! If you are happy with everything, you can claim it as well. And don’t forget that you have a trump card to count on for a better price.
Let’s put it this way: if a photographer uses a professional camera and lenses, they probably have the right ones. And don’t forget that having multiple lenses is a must! For each shot a different lens, for portraits-one for wide shots another and for general shots a third.
What is included in the services of a wedding photographer?
Typically, wedding photographer services are represented by several package deals. You can choose to shoot just a few hours of the event or order a photographer for the entire day: from the morning gathering to the serving of the wedding cake. The most popular option is considered a standard package, which involves the gathering of the bride
The photographer takes the staged and reportage shooting of your celebration, after which he removes the marriage, carries out the correction of all photos (in simple words, preparation for printing) and does the retouching of a few dozen selected frames. The exact number of processed photos is individual. It depends on the amount of work and the selected package.
You can also separately negotiate for a wedding shooting on beautiful locations, photo book, photo book in video format, etc.
When ordering a maximum package as a bonus you can get a music slide show and a discount on the photo book or shooting of “Love Story”.