Your wedding photos will be something to cherish for years to come, so make sure you devote significant time to choosing the right photographer who can capture your big day just as you would like it. Whether you are seeking a Bournemouth wedding photographer or one elsewhere, here are some of the main things to consider.
Wedding photographers vary significantly in how much they charge but try to find the best photographer you can for your available budget. Avoid cutting costs by asking an amateur friend to step in and take the photos, as you risk disappointment and unprofessional results.
Meet the photographer
It goes without saying, but you should make sure to meet the photographer before you make any final decisions and before the big day. That way, you can see if you get on with them and whether they would have the ability to put your wedding guests at ease and create the right type of shots that you are hoping for.
Decide what style of photos you want for your wedding, such as formal, informal or reportage style. According to You & Your Wedding Magazine make sure you find a photographer with creative flair and plenty of experience in this style.
Take a look at a photographer’s portfolio to get an idea of their work, and to see whether it reflects the kind of style that you want for your wedding. When browsing through samples of wedding photos make sure you get to see the full set, rather than single shots from lots of different weddings.
A photographer with a generous amount of awards or accreditations under their belt is a sure sign of high professional standards, As well as accreditations, browse customer testimonials or ask friends or family if they have any recommendations. Wedding suppliers or venues may also be able to give you some suggestions.
It might be considered an afterthought, but make sure the photographer you choose is fully insured so that if anything goes wrong on the day, or with the camera or film, you are covered.