It’s safe to say that, for most people, their wedding day is one of the most important days of their lives. Alongside having children, many count the day they got married as one of their most cherished memories and, as such, it’s only normal to want simply stunning photographs to help you remember the day. With this in mind, we wanted to bring you a quick blog post which takes a look at the importance of choosing the right wedding photographer and a few things which we feel you need to consider when researching different photographers. In order to get a professional opinion, we’ve teamed up with Francesca Hill who has been kind enough to give her insight to help us put together this post!
First things first, know what it is you’re after! From traditional to contemporary, there’s numerous different styles of wedding photographer so you need to know what you like and what style of photographer you’re looking for! Spending some time researching what you like before you approach any photographers helps considerably as you’ll ultimately ensure that you then start a discussion with those who offer the style which you like! One popular form of wedding photography at the moment is that of ‘reportage wedding photography’ where photographers tell the story of your day through pictures! As opposed to traditional shots, you’ll see the whole day from start to finish and end up with an album which really does help you re-live every minute of the day!
Once you know what you’re looking for, you need to approach your shortlist of photographers! Ideally, you’ll do this sooner rather than later as any decent wedding photographer will get booked up months in advance. As such, the later you leave it, the less chance you have of securing your ideal photographer for your big day.
You need to spend time with, we’d say, 3 photographers and talk through your needs, requirements and expectations as well as discussing their previous portfolio. Fingers crossed, by sitting down with a few photographers, you’ll find that you almost instantly know which one is for you and be in a position to discuss the date and negotiate a deal which gives you the photographs and albums you’re after!