If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed choosing a wedding photographer check out our tips to help you make a confident choice.
#1 Style First and foremost, check out as many different photographers’ portfolios as you can. You know what style speaks to you best. Make a short list and contact them to check availability.
#2 Meet up Schedule to meet up with your top picks. Style is a huge part, however personality and professionalism are almost as important. You will be sharing one of the most intimate days of your life with your photographer, so feeling comfortable is really important (think about when you’re getting ready and the moment your husband-to-be melts into tears as he sees you approaching - oh yes it happens almost every time!).
#3 What’s included Find out what packages the photographer offers. Often they will have a range of options from ‘essentials’ (i.e. selection of high resolution edited images on USB) to ‘the lot’ (ie albums, prints, online gallery, additional retouching) and everything in between. Work out what your budget will allow, remembering these are the moments you will share visually with future family – you want them to be timeless and last generations.
#4 Service delivery Photographing your wedding day isn’t where a photographer’s work ends. ‘Post-production’ or the process of selecting and perfecting your images, is where the majority of a good photographer’s time is spent. Find out what your photographer does during this stage and what their retouching experience is. What you don’t want is a generic treatment to all your pictures so they can be delivered quickly.