When Mr Ash and I were preparing to get married (many moons ago now!) I admit I turned into a little bit of a bridezilla…particularly over who was going to photograph our wedding. You see – I’m a photography fan and while I may not be great photographer myself, I do believe in good quality photos that reflect those special moments in your life. We spent days interviewing photographers until we found the right one!
Here are my top tips for choosing your wedding photographer:
Image quality/style. The quality of a photographer’s portfolio should be the first thing that captures your attention. There are so many styles of photography – find the one that works best for you. Some photographers are more journalistic in style and less formal.
Personality. As a bride and groom, you put a lot of trust and faith in your wedding photographer. Make sure that you meet each photographer you’re considering – get to know them. Not only do they need to have a fabulous personality, they also need to understand the dynamics of dealing with taking photos of so many people while keeping upbeat and getting the job done. My guess is that giving a photographer a list of 100 formal family photos must be their worst nightmare!!
Value for money/cost. Do they fit within your budget?
Recommendations/Word of Mouth.
As a celebrant I’ve met and worked with numerous photographers over the years. Recently I spent the day manning my exhibition stand at a local wedding fayre. It’s here that I met the BRILLIANT Hana Laurie. Hana calls herself an ‘alternative’ photographer. She has such a fun personality with a fantastic portfolio to boot! I would LOVE to work with Hana on a wedding one day because her approach makes everyone feel at ease! Plus she rocks a camera holster!!!
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