Choosing the right wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions in the run up to your big day. Your wedding day itself will go by in a flash and your wedding photographs will be your only real tangible memories from one of the most special days of your life. Here are 6 top tips for choosing the right wedding photographer.
1. How many weddings have they done?
The sign of a good photographer is their popularity and success, and doing a certain amount of weddings will also give the photographer more experience. Ideally, you want a talented photographer who will really take the time to get to know you and your fiancée and put 100% effort into photographing your big day. The best way of doing this is by having pre-wedding photos, giving the photographer an insight of both of you.
2. Do they have testimonials?
When choosing your perfect wedding photographer it is important to review their testimonials from previous clients. The feedback in these testimonials will give you a perspective on what the photographer will be like to work with as well as how happy the clients have been with the photographs.
3. Have they worked at your venue or a similar venue?
While it is not a necessity that your photographer has worked at your venue, it can often be an added bonus as they will know the best places to take certain shots.
4. Sample albums
Take a look at their albums of previous clients. Not only does it give you an insight into the picture quality from other clients’ special days but it can give you photo shoot ideas for you and your fiancé that you can pass on to your photographer to recreate.
5. Are they calm and confident?
Are they going to stay calm through the pressure of capturing your big day? If something goes wrong will they have the coping mechanisms to deal with it or a backup plan? Will they have the flexibility to change and not panic? Will they be assertive enough to get the attention of your 200 guests and get them in position without taking forever or annoying them?
6. Think about what is most important to you
Think about what you want for your special day. Think of the moments you specifically want the photographer to capture. Do you want the focus to be mainly on you and your partner, your wedding party or both?
It’s critical to let your photographer know what you want as, once the day is over, you can’t go back.
Hartley Photographer has been photographing weddings for a number of years and we are now experienced, professional wedding photographers. If you need a wedding photographer in Plymouth, contact Hartley Photography. We also offer family portrait photography in Plymouth.