We know that booking the right suppliers for your wedding day can be very tricky especially with the added pressure of wanting it to be the best day of your life. How do you know which team to book from the long list of suppliers? The best way is to get to know them more before signing the dotted line! The same goes for hiring your wedding photographer. You’ll be spending the entire day with the team you’ll hire to document and immortalize your wedding moments—from makeup preparations to the reception dances! So the goal is to book a team that can make you feel comfortable and confident all throughout, right? Right! We’ve consulted Team Pat Dy Photography, one of the most sought-after teams in the wedding industry, for some tips on booking the right wedding photographer for you. They shared a list of questions you should be asking and even a few snaps of their work, too. Check them out below!
While there’s nothing wrong with hiring an up-and-coming photographer for your wedding day, getting a team with years of experience and an amazing portfolio to back them up will definitely lessen your worries. Do your research. Read reviews and get to know the profile of past clients. Try to find out if they were happy with the output because from their feedback, you’ll be able to make a sound decision on whether you should keep that photographer in your list of options.
More on Team Pat Dy: If you’re looking for a veteran team who has an amazing track record, Team Pat Dy should be on top of your list. Joined by two other team leads, Pat Dy has formed and mentored his team, expanding their service and influence in the wedding industry. Team Pat Dy is composed of Pat Dy, who has been shooting for more than 10 years, Caliber King, who has been around for almost the same duration, and their newest member, Chissai Bautista, who has been a photographer for three years. The team has a long list of celebrity weddings and high profile clients to back them up so you know that they are widely trusted and respected in their field.
All couples have different preferences and expectations for how their wedding photos should look. Some like it bright and light, while some prefer a moody and artsy feel. It’s important that you and your soon-to-be agree on the look you want so you can match that with a photographer that has a similar eye and aesthetic.
You can argue that photos are just photos and they all look the same anyway. So why bother spending so much on a good photographer? Hiring wedding photographers is an investment for a reason. Aside from the time and talent that they will share with you, what you also pay for is their professionalism, expertise, and the reliability that they’ve strengthened over time. To simplify, their rates increase when their skills and experiences increase. Of course you’ll want a photographer who will show up on your wedding day; of course you’ll want a team that will make you feel comfortable; and of course you’ll want an expert who will tell you how to look good in front of the camera. All of these things are what you pay for too. More than the photos, what matters as well is the experience of having a great team of photographers with only the best intentions for you on your wedding day. So consider all of these things when deciding if hiring that photographer is really worth the investment.
More on Team Pat Dy: You can book any photographer under Team Pat Dy depending on your need and budget. Consider also the style and approach you’re going for. Pat Dy is the senior photographer, followed by Caliber King. You can also book Chissai for a young and fun feel.
It’s one thing to have technical photography skills and another thing to use those skills to produce great and creative output. This is what separates a good events photographer from an amazing one. And of course, you’ll want to go for the amazing one for one of your best days ever! So go through the photographer’s latest portfolios to see if they are constantly evolving and trying out different styles in their shoots. If they are, then there’s a big chance that they’ll bring a lot of fresh ideas to the table during your event.
While most photographers are versatile in their skills, you’ll want to book someone who is an expert in the type of event you’ll have. Is it a wedding? Is it a debut? Is it a fashion shoot? Narrow down your selection depending on your needs. This way, you’ll know that they know what they’re doing and that all you have to do is follow their lead.
More on Team Pat Dy: Team Pat Dy is an expert in anything wedding and debut related. With so many years of experience and working with big names, you’ll know that you’re in good hands. Chissai Bautista is the newest partner of Team Pat Dy and she specializes in debuts and engagement shoots and is very eager to shoot your next event.
For bookings and inquiries, send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Get to know the team more though their Instagram. You can also visit their individual accounts to see more of their works: Pat Dy, Caliber King, Chissai Bautista.