Choosing the RIGHT Wedding Photographer for Your Wedding

Here are a few tips I’ve put together on choosing the right wedding photographer.

Always ask to see a completed wedding album. It’s easy for any wedding photographer to show you a ‘Best Of…’ image selection but this could only be 20-30 images taken from 20-30 weddings. It’s easy for anybody to get one good photo from each wedding but it takes a quality photographer to provide consistent results throughout the whole day. Having said that, also ask to see an album of their best work, it also gives you a good idea of what they are capable of!

Are they qualified? With more and more wedding photographers entering the market it can be very hard to select the right one for you. A good judgement is to see whether their peers are willing to give them acknowledgment for their work too. With a highly qualified wedding photographer you know you are getting someone who takes pride in their work and wants the letters after their name to show this.

Do I like this guy? You’re not just asking someone to take some photos; you’re asking someone to also be a part of your special day. They can be the greatest photographer in the world but if they have no personality then you’re not going to enjoy the time you spend with them. Making sure you have good rapport with your photographer is essential for providing good expressions in the photos.

Do they offer a pre-wedding shoot?

This is always a nice extra to add to your wedding package. Throughout all the hustle and bustle of preparing for your wedding day it is easy to forget that the engagement is also a special time that should be celebrated and captured forever. A nice spring Sunday afternoon with your photographer taking some relaxed photos of the 2 of you will also help build that all important rapport with your photographer before your special day.