A photographer’s insight
A photographer at your wedding plays a massive part in your big day. Here are some tips to try and make it easier for you deciding what kind of photographer you need
Before you even look for a photographer, do some research in what YOU want. For example, what styles you like (natural or posed), if you want the whole day being photographed or just the ceremony, etc.
It’s also useful putting pen to paper, and writing a list of photographs you want from the day which can be planned with the photographer. Such as, do you want a confetti shot? What group photos do you want? Any particular photos of the bride and groom which can be set up? (Looking at examples on Google can give you a good feel in what style you prefer).
How do you choose a style of photography? – It will be simple, when you look online at examples, you’ll know what you do and don’t like. The most popular, is natural photography. Natural photos can still be set up, but are made to look natural, which can be daunting if you don’t like being photographed. But professionals will tell you the best way to feel most comfortable and put you at ease and it will actually be more enjoyable than you think!
Once you have figured that all out, it’s time to look for a photographer…..
Here are some top tips when trying to find a photographer for your wedding
1. Meet face to face – having a connection/friendly encounter with the photographer before the wedding is very important, it breaks down a barrier before the big day. If this isn’t possible, then at the minimum, a phone call would be sufficient.
2. Experience – this one is a personal preference. On one hand, a very experienced wedding photographer would charge on the higher scale, but you know you will be getting top quality photographs. On the other hand, if you are on a tight budget, looking for someone with next to no experience trying to build a portfolio, you can grab a big bargain (some even provide a free service). I provided a free service for my first wedding, they loved their photographs and I was able to start off my portfolio, so it was a win win situation.
3. What kit are they using? – It’s always useful to do some research and to ask the question on what equipment the photographer will be using, as this tells you what quality the photographs will be. Or simply ask the photographer to explain the quality of their outputted photographs, if you don’t want to do the research yourself.
You’ll know what to look for and what to avoid. But remember, picking a photographer should be an exciting time for you so don’t worry about anything as a good photographer will have everything under control!
Here are some of my favourite photos from some of my previous weddings