How To Choose Your Wedding Photographer
When it comes to your big day, choosing your wedding photographer is a big deal.
As someone who works in the industry and has seen it evolve over time, I know just how hard it can be to choose your wedding photographer simply due to the sheer volume of us out there!
But…...all wedding photographers were not created equal.
Now, that’s not to say that some are better than others - just different. Different in many ways in fact. Some wedding photographers prefer to use natural light, some would rather use flash. Some like to pose you and spend a lot of time on formal shots, some like to operate in a reportáge or documentary style. Some work alone, some like to buddy-up with a second shooter. Some offer a zillion confusing packages and combo’s to try and cater for every need, some like to keep pricing simple.
The comparisons and differences are endless.
For the record, I’m a natural light, documentary style, single shooter with one simple package kinda guy.
So, here are a few things to think about when you’re on the hunt for your wedding photographer.
- A good place to start is the photographers website. Assuming that you’ve had a good look around their website, Facebook, Instagram etc - do you like their style? Every photographer has a certain style and if it suits your tastes then great, you’re off to a good start!
- Vibe. What kind of vibe or feeling do you get when you see the photographers work. Don’t underestimate your gut instinct! After all, photography is all about emotion and feeling.
- Make sure to arrange a meeting. I can’t stress this enough. Meet up, chat over a Grandé Caramel Latte or two and really get to know your photographer. After all, they’re going to be with you for most of your big day. It’s so, so, so important to be comfortable with and trust your photographer to produce the results you want.
- Check out the photographers feedback & reviews. Nothing will give you more peace of mind than reading about the previous experiences of happy couples. Mine can be found on my Kind Words page and my Facebook Page.
- Make sure your photographer is insured. Boring, I know, but really important. If your photographer happens to knock over that priceless vase at your wedding venue, you want to know that they’re covered!
- Be sure of what coverage you'll receive. I like to cover wedding days completely. So that's from your preperation in the morning until after your first dance in the evening. That way you get a complete story of your day, from start to finish, including the funky dancing in the evening!