Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Photographer
Our Top Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Photographer
With so many Photographers, choosing a Wedding Photographer can be a very daunting task. Don’t worry, we are here to help, with our years of experience, here are our top tips for choosing the right photographer for you.
1. Choose your style
How do you want to remember your wedding? Do you want natural and candid recording the day as it happens, or capturing the romance and emotions, or artistic? Once you have decided on style this will help with your search, discounting the photographers that do not offer the style you want.
2. Let the Search Begin
With 100’s of local wedding photographers, choose the best platform to search for you. This can be a google search, recommendations by your venue, friend recommendations etc… Look at their portfolio and read reviews on their page. If you like what you see, arrange a meeting to discuss your wedding.
3. MOST IMPORTANT TIP – Like your Photographer
This is the most important piece of advice I can offer! Your photographer is going to be there with you every step of your day. Your wedding day is one of the most special, memorable day’s of your life. The last thing you want to think is “yes, it was a lovely day, but the photographer was really annoying and quite frankly a bit of an idiot!”. Therefore, meet with a few photographers and see how well you mesh. Make sure you meet with the actual photographer on the day. Some larger studios may have a few photographers, so you want to meet your photographer.
4. Look at Full Wedding Albums
Always ask to see actual wedding albums. It is very easy for a photographer to put together a portfolio of their best images, but you need to see the full picture, pardon the pun. You want to see copies of actual wedding albums, from the start of the day to the end. As you look at the albums, can you picture your wedding looking like this? If you get a warm, fuzzy, excited feeling this could be the photographer for you.
5. Discuss your Budget
Every wedding has a budget, whether you are spending £1,000 or £100,000. Make sure your photographer is willing to work in your budget. Be open and discuss this. Negotiate the package they are offering to meet your specific requirements. For example, they may include an engagement shoot, if you don’t want this, remove it. For full day coverage expect to pay over £1,000 for a professional full time photographer.
If you would like to arrange to meet with us to discuss your wedding, please contact us on 01827 215 707, or complete the below enquiry form and we call you back.
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