When it comes to planning your big day, there are few more important decisions than choosing your wedding photographer.
On the day of your wedding, your photographer will be by your side for the vast majority of the day. This is why it is so important for you to choose the right photographer for you.
With this in mind, lets run through 5 tips, which you can follow to make the right decision.
1. View a recent sample of the photographer's work.
While this is an obvious suggestion, it is surprising how many brides to be fail to ask for a sample of the photographers work. You should always ask to ensure you are happy with what they can provide! This should be the first thing you ask for, before anything else takes place.
2. Meet The Photographer in Person
It is always good practice to meet with your photographer before the big day. After all, personality clashes can occur, so it is better to be sure the both of you 'gel', as this will ensure a better experience with your photographer on the day.
3. Understand What They Offer
Different photographers have different packages, so it is important that you know what you are getting. Ask for a detailed breakdown of the package, and follow the next step carefully before booking.
4. Ask For The List Of Extras
This is another typical mistake many brides to be make. They often do not think about extras until they have paid there deposit, and it is too late. You should always ask to see a photographers list of extras so you can be sure they can provide everything you need. For example some photographers do not provide the option for a printed wedding album, and if this is important to you, you need to know this before it is too late.
5. Agree on Times, And Deadlines
This is a discussion that you should have early on with your photographer. Ask questions to find out how long you will be waiting for your photos after the weddding? How long will the photographer be sticking around on the day? This will ensure both you, and your photographer are on the same page.