Updated: Oct 23, 2019
Choosing your wedding photographer can be a daunting task. You are putting a lot of trust in one person to capture the memories from what will no doubt be the best day of your lives. The last thing you want is to take that first look at your wedding pictures and be filled with disappointment.
To ensure that doesn’t happen and that you end up with photos that capture your day just as you remember it, then it is vital you consider a few things before deciding on your photographer.
As wedding and event planners, we have a list of questions that we will check with potential photographers. This is so that we can answer our couples questions and concerns before booking or recommending anyone new. However, we recommend our couples also read through the list to help them work out what it is that they want, therefore, making sure that we choose the right photographer for them and their wedding day! If you'd rather take this information in via video click HERE.
1. Firstly you need to decide on what style of photography you want on your wedding day. There are a few different styles out there, such as, traditional, photojournalistic/candid, natural light photography and fashion photography.
Traditional is a more posed style of photography
Photojournalistic or Candid is where the photographer catches moments happening, instead of setting them up and tends to stay in the background, letting things become more natural.
Natural light is when the photographer tries to use only natural light in their work, except in situations such as the evening, when a flash will need to be used.
Some photographers will do a combination of both traditional and Candid, by doing the Bride and Groom shoot, but then staying in the background for the remainder of the day. This is the most common style at weddings of late.
Photo by Emmies Wedding Phototgraphy