Wedding photography is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your wedding day. So it’s important to choose a wedding photographer whose work you love. Your wedding photos are among the few things you’ll have as a keepsake of your day, long after the confetti’s been swept away and the last of the wedding cake has been eaten. So having your day documented by the right person is so, so very important.
Some main points
1 – Image quality/style
The quality of a photographer’s portfolio should be the first thing that captures your attention. A good photographer should be able to offer clients a variety of styles, capturing the personalities of the bride and groom and showcasing the happiness and fun of the day.
2 – Personality
In order to get the best images and a true account of the most important day of your life, it is imperative that you feel comfortable and relaxed in their presence.
First impressions are key and if you instantly strike a bond then you are on to a good thing. If you feel uncomfortable around your photographer for whatever reason then this will become very apparent in your wedding photos.
Also, think of your guests. If your wedding photographer is approachable, friendly and down to earth, your guests will be at ease allowing the photographer to blend in and capture the day as it naturally unfolds rather than a forced and posed account.
3 – Value for money/cost
This can often be a deciding factor for a lot of brides and grooms and although it is a vital element, it should not be the basis for your decision. High-end prices do not always guarantee the highest quality but likewise, reasonable pricing does not always depict low quality.
View wedding photography as an investment. Your wedding might last a day or a weekend, but you’ll have these photographs forever, they’re going to live on the walls of your home, and you’ll return to them whenever you’re feeling nostalgic about the day, so it makes sense to assign a significant portion of your overall budget to photography. For most couples, this tends to be between 8 and 15% of the total budget.
4 – Experience
The experience a photographer has will play a large part in the organisation and structure of the day. Taking the photos is just a small part of being a wedding photographer and without the necessary experience and the ability to perform under constant pressure important moments can be easily missed.
It is very important that a wedding photographer who has already worked at your wedding venue.
5 – Recommendations
Speak to your friends about their experiences with their wedding photographer and try to make use of tips and advice from those who have organised their own weddings.
But also let yourself be advised by your wedding planner who will guide you in choosing the best photographer for your wedding
In conclusion, these top 5 tips are all important yo choose your wedding photographer. A combination of all of these factors should be used as a basis for your decision.