I must be one of the luckiest brides in the world (not just because of my husband to be) because i am a photographer and all of my best friends are to. I think my wedding guest party consists of at least 20 amazingly talented photographers.
So tips for photographers……..
Do your research. Sometimes its good to ask around first. Ask friends and family to see if they have met any photographers who’s work really stands out. I suppose being a photographer has made me a little more cautious to what goes on in the business but 99% of the time you have nothing to worry about.
So picking a photographer…..
the first thing to consider is price. It is never always the case that the most expensive photographers are the best. More so than not the more reasonably priced photographers can often be the best. Choose a style of photographing that you like. There a number of different ways to capture your big day and and choosing the one you like most is the most important thing.
How long would you like the photographer to be there? From the start to finish or just to cover the ceremony. A lot of photographers will offer packages and may even offer a little bit of discount. Find a photographer who is happy to work around you and who you feel comfortable talking to. Communication is the key.
If you are on a budget and your a little worried that you can’t afford a photographer you can even contact your local college or university. This can be a cost effective way to ensure you capture your day. More so than not students in their final years of education are trained just as well as professionals.
Always make sure that you and your photographers are insured incase anything goes wrong on the day. (99.9% nothing goes wrong)
This has probably been the most serious post so far but don’t let it daunt you. Picking a wedding photographer should be really fun. 🙂 in the next few posts i will share some of my friends photography to give you an idea of the different styles of photographers out there. 🙂
Any questions….Don’t be scared to ask 🙂