HOW TO CHOOSE A GREAT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Top tips on choosing a great wedding photographer; from packages to pricing and beyond…
You’ll be faced with numerous styles and options when it comes to choosing a wedding photographer to capture the special moments of your celebration. Whilst your top priority should be to enjoy your day and spend it with loved ones, getting the perfect wedding snaps is also up there on the list.
There are many different styles of wedding photography and the one you choose should reflect your personal style. It will also be the way your memories of your day are ultimately recorded, so our advice would be to err on the side of tradition if you’re in doubt. As always, we would recommend covering all of the classic photograph bases and then adding personal touches around the edges.
Your wedding photography shortlist
Once you’ve selected your preferred style of wedding photography, you’ll need to create a shortlist of photographers who appear to suit what you’re looking for. References from friends are a very good way to get some ideas – reading wedding photography reviews online is another. We’ve also brought together some of our favourite wedding photographers for you in the ‘Our Partners’ section of this site. Ultimately however you’re going to have to take the plunge (and yes, it’s a big decision), so in order to best equip yourselves we would suggest that you do the following:
- Look at a wide variety of images on photographer’s websites
- Ask questions (as many as you like) by email or on the phone
- Read reviews/testimonials on the photographers website and social media pages
- You should also consider whether the photographer know your chosen wedding venue. If not, going to visit your venue with the photographer before your big day is a great way to get to know all the brilliant spots for pictures