Because your wedding will be one of the most memorable days of your life great care should be taken when choosing your photographer. Take time to see several photographers before making your choice and make sure they are happy to take the style of pictures you want and not what they think you would like. Ask to view portfolios of complete weddings not just an album of “best pictures” from several weddings and make sure the photographs are sharp, everyone is looking at the camera and there are no distractions in the background.
Prices vary considerably and it is not always true “you get what you pay for”, for instance a photographer with business premises will more often than not charge more than a photographer working from home because of their overheads. Most photographers offer various packages, don't be afraid to ask if the packages can be tailored to suit your personal requirements and budget (a good photographer will always be happy to help). Make a list of photographs you would like taken so that you are happy with the end result.
When your honeymoon is over and the remainder of the cake is eaten the only reminder of your big day will be your photographs. For this reason you should choose a photographer who you feel at ease with as you will have him/her working closely with you for several hours.
If you feel comfortable and relaxed with your photographer you will get more pleasing and flattering photographs as a result. The last thing you need on your wedding day is a bossy obtrusive photographer.
Here are a few questions you should ask your photographer;
1. Do we receive a C.D. and/or the negatives from our wedding?
2. Are you the photographer who will be covering our wedding? If not, we would like to see the work of the actual photographer and meet him/her before the day.
3. Do you know the wedding/reception venue or do you visit it prior to the wedding?
4. Are there any hidden charges we should know about?
5. How long does it take before we receive our Proof album?
6. Do you have backup equipment in case of malfunction or breakage?
I hope you find this information helpful when choosing a photographer.
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Pink Approved Photographer Andy Webb, passionate about photography for over 11 years, come see why