Choosing your Photographer
The venue is booked, the dress is on order, now you need to think about booking your wedding photographer. Considering the cost of this service, you need to make sure the photographer capturing the images of your special day is the right person for you both and has a good understanding of the type of memories you want to achieve.
Your wedding will last one day but you will want to look back at the pictures for a lifetime. Check a website such as Find A Wedding Photographer for great wedding photographers in your region.
1. Do your research carefully, meet potential photographers. There are many great wedding photographers around; the trick is to find the one that suits you. Wedding fairs can give you an opportunity to meet different photographers in person and get a feel for their type of photography, as well as an idea of prices. Some photographers will invite you to come and talk through their portfolio and their style over a cup of tea. This is a good way to work out if you are going feel comfortable on the day with your photographer.
2. Stay traditional.Try and find a photographer with a classic style - you will want to feel happy with the pictures for many years to come. A mix of traditional and more modern angles can work well. Don't be overly impressed with special effects in some modern photography, they can date very quickly. Be wary of photographers that rely on Photoshop or other retouching software; it should just be used to enhance the natural light in the photographs.
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A cautionary wedding photography tale
It’s tempting in these times of austerity to get a friend or relative to photograph your wedding. What could possibly go wrong? They have quite an expensive camera and one day they hope to pack in the day job and turn professional. You are actually helping them out. Doing them a favour as they get to build their portfolio. Please think again. There as so many stories appearing at the moment of people who have done just that and lived to regret it.
Take Jackie Sanderson and her new husband Adam. They were left with no wedding photographs after trusting the job of capturing their big day to their friend and ‘budding pro’, Ben Fagan. After the wedding Ben left the memory card containing their images in his wallet and a week later he was involved in a pub brawl and lost his jacket. Jackie and Adam returned from their honeymoon to discover that they had no photographs of their big day.
Don’t let this kind of thing ruin your wedding. Make sure you book a professional wedding photographer to cover your wedding
By Missy Mo Wedding Photographer
Spring has finally landed and for the next few months it’s all about attending weddings or planning your own! If you are one of the lucky ones to be getting married, one important factor to think about in planning you wedding is your Wedding Photography! I know I am being a bit biased as I’m a Wedding Photographer, but once the food is eaten and the champagne is drunk, the only thing left to remember your special day are your WEDDING PICTURES. It can be very daunting looking for a Wedding Photographer…there are so many to choose from, where do you start and how do you know if they are any good or if you found that perfect ONE! There isn’t a correct answer for this…just follow these simple tips to iron out photographers you don’t want…