Choosing your wedding photographer is likely to be one of the most difficult decisions that you will make when planning your wedding. There are so many photographers to choose from so how do pick the right one for you? Over the years I have spoken to lots of couples about their photography requirements. So below is my quick guide on how to pick the best photographer for you.
Choosing Your Wedding Photographer
Number 1: Set Your Wedding Photography Budget
If you do your research you will find a huge difference in wedding photography packages and prices. This is because there are many photographers who do weddings as a supplement to their main job and others who are full time professionals. Like most things you normally get what you pay for. If you want someone with experience, the best photographic equipment, spare equipment in case something goes wrong, insurance and proper backup procedure you will need to pay more to get this. So set your budget and then research photographers who can offer what you want at the price you can afford.
Number 2: Decide On Your Wedding Photography Style
It is amazing how many different styles of wedding photography exist. Some shoot in a formal traditional style with posed photographs. Others may shoot in an informal, candid style. Some shoot in a creative way making use of light and backdrops. I personally like to mix up the styles but will shoot any style that you prefer.
I was trained to get close to my subjects. However you will see many wedding photographers who take photos of couples at such a long distance you cannot make out who the couple are. Also the processing of images varies between photographers. With such variety I recommend that you look through several photographers galleries to check out the quality and style of their work.
Number 3: Meet, Discuss With, Or Email Your Wedding Photographer
If possible meet with your wedding photographer to discuss your requirements. A photographer needs to know your requirements beforehand because how you intend your images will also influence on how your photographer will take your images. If you do not live locally and cannot meet, then discuss with / email your photographer.
Number 4: Ask Questions and Check Reviews
The types of questions to ask are:-
How many weddings have you photographed?
Do you have backup equipment?
Do you have insurance?
How do I get my images?
How long does it take to get my images?
Can I print my images?
Will my images be watermarked?
Finally check your photographer reviews on Google and Facebook.
Once you have set your budget, chosen your style of wedding photographs, met with your photographer, asked some questions and checked their reviews you are ready to make your booking.
For more information see professional wedding photographer in Norwich, Norfolk or North Suffolk.