Everyone who proposes to his bride to want to immortalize the big day he popped the question, however with hundreds of photographers advertising their services it is very easy to hire an amateur who will destroy the photoshoot and your chances of a decent photograph with them. So, the burning question these days is how to avoid hiring such a person. Here are some simple tips that will allow you to avoid hiring bad photographers who are sure to mess up you proposal photoshoot.
Do not hand over anything to amateurs
The first thing to keep in mind is that wedding proposal photography is not an amateur job. Good, professional proposal photographers have been doing this for a long time and they have gained extensive experience through the thousands of photoshoots that they have been a part of. However, those who are new in the field do not have that much experience and they will not know all the intricate things that can make a simple picture into an incredible memory. So make sure that you avoid anyone who appears to be new and does not have extensive experience.
Avoid advance payment scams
The second person to avoid is the one who says that they will require an advance payment for their work. And that they will require the full 100% amount to be paid in advance. Usually, even good photographers work on some advance, but they do not demand the whole budget to be advanced to them. Therefore anyone who asks for the full amount in advance is a scam and they may not even show up for the photoshoot with full equipment.
Avoid anyone without a complete set of equipment
Another person to avoid is the one who does not have the full equipment and who claim to borrow or rent the equipment for their shoots. They may be telling the truth but it is always better to hire a person who owns the equipment instead of hiring the one who does not. This will give you peace of mind that your big day is not going to be ruined by someone being unable to hire the best equipment.
Avoid solo photographers
Last but not least is the advice to stay away from anyone who works alone. A good photographer will have at least one assistant and even though there may be some good photographers who can work alone, it is advisable that you do not try this on your proposal photoshoot as it is too much of a risk.