You are engaged! But now comes the planning, choosing the venue and picking the right photographer for your big day. If you want gorgeous pictures and perhaps already have a certain photographer in mind, start searching for your photographer right after you book your venue. Typically a wedding photographer’s peak season is April-November and dates get booked pretty quickly, so don’t miss out!
Here are some tips to help all you brides and grooms to be choose the right wedding photographer:
- Think about the style of photography you would like, there are many wedding photographers out there and this means many styles to choose from. Romantic, contemporary, vintage, but remember you want the style to reflect the personalities of you as a couple. A photographer’s images should capture the way you want to remember your special day, for example, the love and bond between you as a couple and all the little details you spent time planning.
- Budget is a very important factor when planning a wedding and choosing a photographer. Don’t be swayed by the cheap prices before looking at the talent and work of the photographer. Shop around for photographers who capture photos in the style you like and then narrow down to ones who fit around your budget.
- Your photographer will be one of the people you spend a lot of time with before the wedding and more importantly the entire day of your wedding. So make you feel comfortable and relaxed around them and can build up a good rapport. It is important to meet with your photographer ‘one to one’ at least once or twice before the big day so you can discuss details big and small and feel relaxed in their presence.
- Have an engagement shoot! Many photographers offer this included in their wedding packages and it’s a great opportunity for your photographer to get to know you and for you as a couple to feel comfortable in front of the camera. Pick a location that has meaning for both of you, maybe where you got engaged, or it could be a place that is familiar and makes you feel at ease.
As a bride and groom, you are putting lots of trust and faith in your wedding photographer, so I hope these tips help you find the perfect photographer for you! It’s your wedding, the day you have been dreaming about.