How to choose a wedding photographer
Alongside picking a dress and choosing the perfect venue, choosing a wedding photographer can be one of the most difficult and important decisions when it comes to your big day. In this article we give you a few tips for choosing a wedding photographer – either in Canterbury, across Kent or further across the UK.
View a complete album of their example work
Before deciding on a photographer, review at least one complete example album of their wedding photos. Your wedding day will be packed full of special moments from beginning to end – so your wedding photographer should be capable of taking consistently clear, quality photos rather than just a few lucky snaps.
Do you like their style?
Every wedding photographer in Canterbury, Kent and across the UK will have developed his own personal style. Make sure your photographer works in a style that complements the overall look and feel (and location) you have chosen for your wedding. As above, you can only do this by reviewing their previous work.
Are you getting good value for money?
They say you can’t put a price on happiness – and looking back through photos of your wedding day can bring plenty of joy. Nonetheless, prices for wedding photographers in Canterbury and Kent vary widely. Make sure you understand exactly how much you will be paying and what you will get for your money, to ensure you’re getting good value. Any decent photographer will be happy to talk you through their fees item by item, to make sure there are no surprises further down the line.
Do they offer different packages?
You’ve spent time arranging every other detail of your wedding day, so why should you compromise when it comes to your photography package? Make sure you’re getting exactly what you want without any unnecessary or expensive extras.
Do they ask what you’d like or tell you?
It’s your special day, so your wedding photographer should cater to your every need and request. Of course they will have an expert opinion and ideas on what works and what doesn’t, but ultimately they are working for you and should tailor their service to your personal requirements.
Do you get along with them, and will they fit in on the day?
You will need to work closely with your wedding photographer before the big day to make sure that they fully understand your needs and can capture the day in the way you want. Remember that they will also have to mingle closely with your guests in order to capture the best, most intimate photographs. For this reason you should meet them beforehand and make sure that you get on well together. Your wedding day should be the happiest day of your life and this step is essential to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Will you receive a digital copy of your images?
Most good wedding photographers in Kent and Canterbury should provide all of your images in digital format on a memory stick. This makes it easy to send them to loved ones or have them printed.
If you are in Canterbury or across Kent and need a photographer for your wedding, why not get in touch to find out how I could help you?