For me, the photographs of our special day are extremely important.
Memories will fade as the years roll on, but the photos will live on to ensure that all those amazing moments you shared with family and friends (and ofcourse your husband!) never do.
So how do you chose a wedding photographer?
Well, here is how I did it.
- Firstly, have a look through numerous photographers sites and get an idea of the style of photography you like. (who knew it was not just a case of point and shoot!)
- Ask around to see if anyone you know has used them. A picture may say a thousand words, a recommendation from someone you know may only say a few – but those few can make or break your decision!
- Once you know which photographers are experienced in the style you like, and you haven’t heard any horror stories, then contact a few to get an idea of price, packages, availability etc.
- When you know who is available and within your budget (although even those outwith your price range could always offer a discount – don’t be scared to ask!), arrange some meetings. For me, this was the easiest way to whittle down the main contenders;
- first impressions. do you get on?
- are they interested in capturing your wedding or ensuring you are aware of their pricing structure?
- how do you feel around them (awkward is never a good sign, imagine how stressed you will be on the morning of the wedding)?
- do they get you expcited about your photographs? is it just a day job or are they truly passionate about getting that special photo that you will cherish forever.
After the intial meeting – you will know whether or not you want to bombard them with your long list of important questions. If you don’t get along or aren’t convinced by this stage, I would move on.
Just like your husband to be, there will be plenty more fish (or in this case photographers) in the sea – keep looking until you find exactly who and what you want!