Jamaica Wedding Photographers October 7, 2014 admin Jamaica Wedding Photographers Don’t make the mistake of postponing choosing your Jamaican wedding photographer to the last minute. Jamaica has a thriving wedding industry as it is such a beautiful destination with so many romantic amenities for couples in love, and photographers are kept busy throughout the year. You need to ensure you make your enquiries early in your wedding planning to book the photographer that suits your needs and your budget best. Inspecting the photographer’s portfolio: Does the portfolio reflect the unique landscapes and beautiful scenery offered in Jamaica? Do the couples look happy, relaxed and in love? Are the photographs flattering? Are there items like dustbins or electrical wires showing? Photos that are too dark or too bright are as a result of incorrect exposure and calibration, and should not appear in a portfolio. You should be blown away by the images captured at every event and be yearning to add yours to the collection. You should interview all prospective photographers to ensure that you are comfortable communicating what you want to see in your wedding album. Some photographers are set in their ways, follow their own schedule, and ignore special requests, and you want to ensure you avoid these problems. How long does your chosen photographer take to get back to your enquiries? Obviously you can’t expect immediate replies in the evenings and on weekends when they will be working, but if they don’t respond within 2 – 3 days, that may be a sign to avoid them. Don’t let your photographer intimidate you. You are the customer and this once in a lifetime chance to capture your day should not be compromised. Decide what pictures are in your ‘must have’ list and what beautiful location in Jamaica you choose as your backdrop, and ensure that your photographer will be able to accommodate your request and agrees to your setting. You may want to ask for written confirmation that your requests are understood and will be fulfilled. There are many excellent and reasonable wedding photographers in Jamaica, but there are just as many fly-by-nights who will take your money and give you a collection of poorly composed snapshots at the end. It is often tempting to go with the cheapest option as weddings are so expensive, but this is a hasty mistake that you may regret at every wedding anniversary to come, when you are not so much reliving your special day, but being critical of shoddy work. Budget a reasonable amount for your photographer to avoid this disappointment. In summary, do a bit of research, book early, choose a photographer who responds promptly and comprehensively to your questions, and who has a portfolio that takes your breath away.