How to pick a wedding photographer
Getting married? Congratulations!
If there’s one thing guaranteed about your wedding day, it’s that it will fly by. So getting some great wedding photographs to make the most of your memories is highly recommended. There’s a lot of options out there when it comes to photographers, so here’s 4 points to consider when making your selection:
1. You like their portfolio
It may sound obvious but you need to love the style of photographs that your photographer takes and understand what’s involved in shooting to that style. ‘Documentary’, ‘reportage’, ‘traditional’: there’s a lot of buzz words in wedding photography – ask your potential photographer what they mean to help you decide what you are looking for.
2. You like them
Your photographer will be around you and your guests for a lot, if not all, of your wedding day – you want to make sure that you can enjoy their company. A good photographer should have the equivalent of a doctor’s bedside manner and be able to get alongside you, your friends and family, and know how to help you make the most of your wedding day. It’s not just what they do, but it’s how they do it!
3. They have the right kit
The photography (and videography) market is swamped with amateurs and hobbyists. While they might be able to take some good pictures, you need to know that they can shoot a job from start to finish. Photography equipment is very expensive but a full-time professional photographer will have invested well to make sure they have the full range of kit required to give you the best possible photographs.
Do they have back up lenses, back up cameras? Can they provide a set of studio lights to shoot indoors should the weather not be as you hoped?
4. They’ve got experience
We’ve all got to start somewhere but a photographer with experience of wedding environments and timetables is a huge benefit. They will be able to give you plenty ideas as to how to make even more of your schedule, the weather on the day, and the photographs that you hope they can capture for you.
Want more information?
I’ve been shooting weddings for 10 years and still love the excitement of getting great images that make the most of your wedding memories. If you would like more information, get in touch – I’d love to hear from you.