Choosing the perfect wedding photographer for you
So you’ve booked your wedding date and venue.
The next step is to book your wedding photographer!
And so the task of trawling through literally hundreds of photographers begins.
Your wedding maybe 2 years away, but it’s a good idea to book the vendors who can only work on one wedding at a time. Don’t worry about cake and flowers, for now, they can wait ’til later. But getting your wedding photographer confirmed will help avoid disappointment later on. I’ve had some couples leave it ’til just 6 months before their wedding date, not realising how quickly we get booked up and have even asked to be put on a reserve list in case I get a cancellation.
Finding the right wedding photographer for YOU
Some couples will already have a photographer in mind before confirming their date and venue. I’ve had couples book with me before even booking the church or venue, and have selected a date from my availability, which is HUGELY flattering to know how much they trust me.
You may turn to Google, Instagram, or Facebook to look for the right wedding photographer. Social media is a great way to research the reputation of a photographer you’re looking at. You will find true and honest reviews and real experiences from past clients. It’s also a great way to see a snapshot of the photographer’s work.
You may go with a photographer a friend has recommended to you. Friend recommendations are my biggest source of new bookings, and I love seeing familiar faces at weddings. I quite often end up shooting the weddings of a group of friends, or bridesmaids.
But the most important thing you’ll ever do is do your research.
Read their reviews, find out what previous clients have to say about them. Do they have a good number of positive reviews on Facebook? If you read comments that concern you, anything negative at all, be wary and try and find out more.