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How to Pick a Wedding Photographer

Learn how to pick a photographer to take your wedding photos from celebrity wedding planner Barbara Esses in this Howcast video.

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My name is Barbara Esses and I do events for a living. I'm Ruthie Hecht; I'm an event planner and I work with and for my mother. We're going to teach you the do's and don'ts for the perfect wedding.

HOW TO CHOOSE A PHOTOGRAPHER TO TAKE YOUR WEDDING PHOTOS.

BARBARA: WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF A WEDDING BECAUSE WHEN ITS OVER, ALL ITS LEFT ARE THE PICTURES. RECENTLY I WAS IN A ROOM WITH FIVE PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS FROM FIVE DIFFERENT PHOTOGRAPHERS. EVERY ONE OF THEM HAD BEAUTIFULLY TAKEN PICTURES BUT ONLY ONE OF THEM SHOWED THE STORY OF WEDDING. THERE ARE MANY WEBSITES TODAY WITH PHOTOGRAPHERS SHOWING YOU VERY BEAUTIFUL, PHOTO JOURNALIST STYLE, INTERESTING PICTURES OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM. WHATS MOST IMPORTANT WHEN YOU PICK A PHOTOGRAPHER IS TO SEE NOT JUST THE PICTURES OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM BUT THE PICTURES OF THE WHOLE EVENT. SEE IF THEY ARE CAPTURING THE MOMENTS OF THE EVENING WHICH MEANS DANCING, CEREMONY, COCKTAILS, BRIDE'S RELATIVES, GROOM'S RELATIVES, BRIDE'S FRIENDS, GROOM'S FRIENDS, SO THAT YOU SEE THE INTERACTION THAT WENT ON THROUGH THE DAY OR THE EVENING. JUST PICTURES OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM ARE NOT SUFFICIENT, TO CHOOSE A PHOTOGRAPHER. SO TRY TO GO TO THE PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO, DONT DO IT ON A WEB SITE AND SEE DEMO ALBUMS SO THAT YOU CAN SEE IF WE ARE LOOKING AT THEM YOU GET A FEEL FOR WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED AT THAT PARTICULAR EVENT. AND THEN YOU KNOW THIS PHOTOGRAPHER IS THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOUR WEDDING.

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