How to choose the right wedding photographer for you

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect wedding photography to capture your special day, then choosing a wedding photographer can seem a daunting task! When there are so many great photographers out there and so many styles to choose from, how do you come to a decision. In this blog I’m sharing some top tips to answer some of the common problems that people experience along the way and what you can do to ensure you make the right choice for you.

1. Know what you’re looking for. I meet many couples who admit it’s the first time they have needed to engage a photographer. Whilst it’s an amazing reason to be researching photographers, there’s a lot riding on it. So before you start searching for local photographers or asking for recommendations, consider what’s important to you and what vibe you’re looking for first. There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a wedding photographer, such as their style, experience, and pricing, so it’s important to decide what your priorities are first.

2. Set a budget. Wedding photography is likely to be a significant investment, so it’s important to set a budget before you start looking for photographers. Setting a budget will help you narrow down your options and avoid overspending. If you want to stretch your budget, you may need to be flexible with your expectations, such as the number of hours that the photographer will be at your wedding or the number of photos that you’ll receive.

3. Find someone you connect with. Once you’ve drawn up your shortlist, get in touch with people whose style you like and who seem to be in budget. It’s so important to feel comfortable with your wedding photographer, as they’ll be spending a lot of time with you on your wedding day. Meet with multiple photographers to give you a chance to compare them and their styles. Pick the person you vibe with as a couple and who makes you smile! If you don’t feel like you connect with the photographer, it’s probably not a good fit and you are unlikely to get the results you want from the final photography. Don’t forget to ask them questions too – about their experience, their style, and their pricing.

4. Agree the brief. Ensure you’re clear on what you want and what your chosen photographer will do for you. It’s important to get everything in writing when you book a wedding photographer, including the number of hours that the photographer will be at your wedding, the number of photos that you’ll receive, and the delivery date for the photos. If you’re not happy with the final product, you may have a hard time getting the photographer to make changes.

Whilst choosing a wedding photographer is an important decision, it can be fun and it doesn’t have to be stressful. By following these tips, you can find a photographer who will capture your special day perfectly.

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