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.
Wedding venue:King's Place – The venue was great. We wanted a flexible space that could be used for the ceremony, reception, dining area and dance floor. We also wanted an outdoor area in case the weather was good. There was also some great places to take pictures. . Venue Website
Photographer: Minna Rossi Photography. Our photographer was fantastic and we could not recommend her more highly. She went above and beyond to get to know us and help make us feel comfortable in front of the camera. She got on really well with all our other suppliers include the venue staff, videographer and band and took time to get to know them beforehand. We were so excited to receive the pictures and video and both our photographer and videographer captured the day perfectly.
Photo details: This is one of my favourite evening couple's portraits from 2016. I had such a fun, down to earth couple in Lynn and Chris. This was taken towards the end of their day at King's College in London and I feel it really shows their relaxed, fun-loving personalities and true connection, still showcasing the classical setting of the venue.
About the photographer: I'm a friendly, but professional, wedding photographer. I photograph weddings in a relaxed documentary style, with lots of candid and naturally posed portraits as well as shots of all the beautiful details. It's really important to me that the day runs how you would like it to -so it's comletely up to you how many group photos you would like to have and whether we do posed couple's portraits or something much more relaxed and candid.
Photo details: The last shot of the day at one of my favourite venues, South Farm in Cambridgeshire. I had so much fun shooting this gorgeous couple's special day.
About the photographer: Hi, I'm Minna, a friendly, full time wedding and event photographer based in London. I shoot in a relaxed documentary style, with lots of candid and naturally posed portraits. I always work to my client's brief so we can add as many (or few) group photos with your family and friends, detail shots and fun, romantic, but relaxed, couple's portraits of just the two of you in to the mix to really tell the story of your day.