In these difficult times I really feel for all those couples who have had to rearrange their wedding. I hope this process has been as easy as possible for everyone and these couples are now able to look forward to their new date. I think the next couple of years will see a surge of weddings, so we all have something to look forward to!
I think now is an appropriate time to just give a few tips for anyone looking for a wedding photographer. When booking your wedding photographer it is imperative you get it right. Your photographer is someone who will be with you for a long time on your big day, and the photos are one of the few things you will keep after the wedding. There are so many photographers out there, where do you start?
In these times it is more difficult to make an appointment to go and see a photographer in person, so I am talking to couples over the phone initially, and if they are interested after a detailed phone conversation I am happy to hold their date until we are able to meet up in person.
I have put together a few tips that may help couples when they start looking ...
- Personal recommendation if possible. Do you know anyone who has recently got married? Who was their photographer and were they happy? If someone you know can recommend a photographer personally that is a good start. Do you know anyone in the industry?
- Look at different photographer’s websites to compare styles and packages. Are they more traditional or contemporary in the way they work? Not all will have their prices on their website, so contact 5 or 6 to get an idea of cost.