Wedding photographers play a big part in your day. They are there to capture every special moment from the groom and bride getting ready, to walking down the aisle and celebrating with loved ones. Choosing one photographer over another can be a hard choice. So here are some top tips to ensure you choose the best photographer, one who really understands your day.
You can’t beat experience. How many years have they been in business? This should be one of the most important questions you ask when doing your research. If they have been in business a long time there is a reason for it and this normally means they have a respected and reputable name in the industry with a proven track record.
You want to see examples of their work to ensure you like the style of images they will create for you. You should also want to see how the images can be displayed and presented afterwards. Whether it be in a designed album or photo box you want to be able to touch and feel the quality of the work, to know your images will look amazing and something you can enjoy for years to come.
Price is a reflection of quality. Choosing a photographer that might be a friend or someone who is happy to do it at a very low cost might not produce the quality you desire. Wedding photographers put hours and hours into a wedding. From meeting with couples prior to the wedding, photographing the wedding, editing the photos afterwards and then creating a finished product. For a full service most wedding photographers will spend 30-40 hours per wedding and therefore they deserve to be paid accordingly for their efforts and expertise.
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of mouth, a strong reputation and testimonials are a great way to hear from other brides what they thought of the wedding photographer you are thinking of using. A good brand and experienced photographer will have a good name for themselves and most brides will promote them through simple word of mouth.
You might not realise but your photographer will be there for every moment of the day and, if they are experienced, will help it to run smoothly as well. They will make sure you’re running to time and will keep everything in check. The photographer is also someone you should feel a good personal connection with. You want to be able to laugh and have fun with them like a friend on the day. This will help to create natural and relaxed photos that you’re sure to absolutely love.
Vittorio Natoli, Viva’s CEO and Quadruple Master Photographer says it is all about understanding the client. “The most important thing is being able to relate to the photographer or brand you’re choosing and have full belief that they are capable of delivering your intended result”.