Find the Perfect Wedding Photographer
Your wedding day will be a day you want to remember for the rest of your life. Each photo will capture a new moment and become a lasting memory! Therefore choosing your wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make.
Top tips for choosing the perfect photographer
Photographers get booked up very quickly. This is especially true during the summer months, when weddings are most popular. So to avoid disappointment, start looking for the perfect wedding photographer early.
When hiring a photographer for your wedding day, make sure you meet the photographer that will actually be there at the event. It is important you feel comfortable around them, that they know what your expectations are artistically and that you are familiar with one another so that when they are snapping away, you feel relaxed and can enjoy your big day.
What you need to know about your photographer
Find out if your photographer has had experience taking wedding photos. But don’t despair if they haven’t as a good photographer will have an eye for a good shot; chances are you chose them for their artistic skills not their experience. Your potential wedding photographer should have a website or a portfolio of work they can show you.
What your photographer needs to know
Make sure the photographer has all your details, including venue and itinerary. The photographer needs to know what style of photos you want. You may wish to consider black and white, colour or sepia. Do you want staged or spontaneous? It is a good idea to plan in advance the group photos you want, so as to avoid confusion on the day. You should also let your wedding photographer know if you want photos taken before you set off for the ceremony.
Wedding photographers will often offer a selection of photo packages to their customers. These packages will range in prices. Every package consists of the bride getting ready and the ceremony, whilst more expensive packages can consist of all day coverage, an individually designed wedding album, and an online gallery for you and your guests to flick through at their leisure.
Staying on budget
If you have set a budget, arrange a fixed price with the photographer before the wedding or choose a package so you know exactly how much money you are going to spend. A great way of capturing those unique and personal moments at the reception is to place a disposable camera on each table and let the guests snap away. This will add an extra dimension to your wedding album.
Your pictures will capture the spirit and beauty of your wedding, reminding you always of your enchanting day.
If finding someone to capture your big day is next on your to-do-list then visit our Photographers section.