Everything You Need to Know About Choosing a Wedding Photographer

Your important day is coming up, and you’re planning everything to be perfect! It’s easy to get caught up in the details such as flowers and dresses. Often overlooked is an important question: who is the photographer?

You need to remember that your special day only happens once. So capturing those amazing moments is important. If you choose your photographer correctly, you’ll relive those special moments and fall in love all over again every time you see your album.

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Here are some top tips for choosing the best photographer:


It can be tempting to find a cheap photographer as an afterthought. Perhaps a student friend of the family, or even a family member. These people will not do as good as a professional! It may be expensive splash out on a pro, but you’ll reap the rewards when you see the difference years of experience make. Your images will be with you for years, so it’s important to make sure you haven’t cut corners!


You cannot underestimate your personal preference when it comes to style! A photographer may be at your budget, and may be amazing in everyone else’s eyes. But look through their portfolio first. If you don’t see images that take your breath away, you need to keep looking! It’s rewarding for a photographer if you love their work. They’ll be your special moments captured in the style you love!

Think about how the photographer edits the images. Do you prefer a more traditional look or something more off the wall? Do you prefer natural shots or posed portraits? There’s a lot to consider, so make sure you choose well!

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A photographer may wow you with their portfolio, but what can they offer you on a full day? If you see only one fantastic shot of someone’s wedding, make sure you ask to see the rest too. The photographer may get that ‘wow factor’ shot. You need to make sure they’re capable of capturing every important moment of your day and make it look great.


Make sure you get on well with your photographer. The more comfortable you feel around each other, the better your images will be. If you’re nervous around each other, they’ll be less likely to get up close and capture the moment! If you’re welcoming and friendly, they’ll return the favor with the most beautiful pictures! It’s not all down to you, though, if you just don’t get on with a photographer you should stop and find someone else!


You’ve found a photographer, fallen in love with their images, and decided to use them. Perfect! Make sure that you book their services ASAP.

The chosen photographer may be taking bookings a year or two in advance. Make sure you don’t miss out by booking early and considering your options long before the big day!

Remember during the summers months is a popular time to get married, so photographers are particularly busy at this time of year.

Good luck on your journey in finding a photographer for your big day!

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