HOW TO CHOOSE A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
WHAT ARE YOU DRAWN TO?
There are many styles of photography so look at what you are drawn to, is it
light and airy, romantic, or dark and more moody. Which style suits your
Can you imagine yourself in the images of that particular photographer?
Have they captured the wedding as you would love to have yours captured?
many photographers focus on reportage style and others will focus on the
details of your day.
Take a good look as to how they have captured each wedding.
ASK FOR ENTIRE PORTFOLIOS OF WEDDINGS
Depending on the photographers experience you will find they share just their
favourite images from weddings or will showcase entire portfolios of their
weddings. IT IS IMPORTANT that you check out their entire portfolios.
WHY? It is easy to showcase their best images, but they may have only captured
a few from an entire day.
You need to see whole days documented and the standard of their work from
beginning to end. Some photographers maybe great at daylight photography
but lack skills when photographing night time party shots.
By checking out an entire wedding day you will see where their focus lies and
what they are good at and maybe not so good at. Think what is important to
DO YOU GEL WITH THEM?
Your wedding photographer will be with you throughout the day. Do make sure
you get on with them. If you feel awkward and there is no connection or they
make you feel uneasy then this isn't a right fit for you.
Arrange a video call or meet them in person before you book just to check you
are on the same page both in terms of personality and humour, this will be
needed on the day!
DO YOU NEED A SECOND SHOOTER?
Experienced wedding photographers will bring a second shooter if you are
hosting a larger wedding.
If your wedding in different locations and has many details then this is definitely
something you should be investing in to make sure all the details of your day are
WILL YOU ALSO HAVE VIDEO?
Video is a beautiful way of really capturing emotions during your wedding day
and having an audio too of speeches, etc so ask your photographer if they offer
this service and partner with someone.
It is so important they can work in harmony together during the day and not be
in each others way.