5 Things to Think About When Choosing Your Wedding Photographer
You’ve got the sparkle on your finger, picked the date and the planning has begun! Its exciting times! You begin to sift your way through vendors and get bogged down by the sheer number of them out there, how do you even begin to decide? Well, that’s why I’m here, and hopefully I can shed some light on a few things to think about when looking at Liverpool Wedding Photography and choosing your wedding photographer.
Your wedding photos will last forever so its important you pick the right person!
One of the first things to think about is the style of photography you like. Do you like posing for photos or prefer more natural ones? Do you want formal group shots or informal spontaneous shots? Do you want creative shots or something a bit more quirky? Although it seems like a daunting decision, figuring out the types of photographs you’re after will really narrow down the selection of photographers.
As important as it is to find a photographer whose work you love, you also need to like the person! They are likely to be there for a big part of your wedding day and you’ll be spending a lot of time around them so you want to make sure its someone who you feel comfortable with. If you find a photographer who’s work you love I would highly recommend meeting them for a coffee and getting to know them a bit. Don’t feel pressured to book a photographer who’s not right for you just because you’ve met with them in person. I love grabbing a coffee with potential brides and grooms and hearing all about their plans!
Another thing that I personally think is important when choosing your wedding photographer is communication. When you meet with them, are they listening to you? Are they interested in your ideas? Are they suggesting things that suit your needs? Your photographer should be able to clearly explain what to expect from them and if this suits what you’re looking for. They should also give you details of best ways to get in touch, whether that’s by phone or email, you should know how to get in contact throughout the lead up to your wedding should you need help, advice or have ideas to share.
For me, wedding photography isn’t just about the photographs, it’s about the artwork. Find out the kinds of products the photographer offers. Do they supply albums? Prints? Canvases? Can they show you examples? Your wedding photography album is likely to be one of your first family heirlooms so make sure it’s a style that you love. Whether you prefer leather albums or more modern photo books your photographer should be able to offer a range of high quality products that will show your photographs at their best! Think ahead to after your wedding and how you want to display your photographs in your home, can your photographer accommodate the kinds of products your after? Or can they offer advice on what kinds of things to choose?
And finally budget is of course important when choosing your photographer, but it shouldn’t be your sole decider. Higher prices don’t always mean higher quality and a bargain isn’t always worth it. This is why research is so important.It's not a bargain if you don't like your wedding photos! #theliverpoolweddingblog @lucyhannahphoto Click To Tweet
If photographs are important to you then you want to make sure you budget a realistic amount. Photographers are also often flexible with their packages – found a photographer that you love but can’t afford a full day’s coverage? Then choose a shorter package and fit your timeline of most important things around when your photographer will be there.
Hopefully that gives you a little more insight into how to choose your wedding photographer. Still got questions? No problem! Comment below or drop me an email (email@example.com) and I will do my best to answer your questions!
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