Ask the Experts – How To Choose The Right Wedding Photographer

29/05/2014 | 0

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Whether you are having a wedding close to home or you’re getting married abroad, you will want to ensure that you choose the right wedding photographer for you and your wedding.

 

The perfect wedding photographer will suit your wedding needs, be the perfect style of photography that you were hoping for and of course fit within your budget…as well as deliver you with the most perfect pictures of your special day so that you can cherish the memories and remember all of the small details and magical moments for years afterwards. Phew! Not asking for a lot then?!

 

So, how do you go about choosing the right wedding photographer? Destination wedding photographer duo Bohemian Weddings are here to help today with a guest blog post with their top tips on how to choose the right wedding photographer….

 

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Bohemian Weddings:

There are three simple things to bear in mind when looking for your perfect photographer. If you can match these three points then you will be happy, your photographer will be happy and your photos will ooze happiness.

 

Style

 

Take time to really look at a number of photographer’s websites and wedding blogs. There are many styles and approaches, some you won’t like, some you will like and some you will love. When you come across ones you love really dig deep and go as far as the photographers about page. See how they describe their style….. reportage, candid, fine art, relaxed, bohemian, vintage…..there will be certain words you will see again and again. That is the style you love.

 

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Budget

 

In an ideal world budget would be the last thing to look at after style and rapport. It would be great to find a photographer whose work you love, that you have a connection with and fits nicely within your budget straight away.

The reality is that this is possible but you may have to put a bit of work in to find them. If you find a photographer you love, reach out to them, tell them about you as a couple and your wedding day plans, how you met and why you want them to be your photographer. Trust us when we say, if they are the right photographer for you then you both will make it work. This may mean adjusting your budget allocation to different areas but if photography is really important to you it will be worth it!

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Rapport

 

Yes of course you need to make sure you are getting what you want, research, contracts and payments are all part of dealing with vendors. But don’t forget the most important thing when it comes to finding your perfect photographer…you need to like them!

 

Imagine having a really close friend, who you trust, have fun with and are not self-conscious around. Now imagine this friend also happens to be a photographer. Now if they shot your wedding you would be totally relaxed around them right? Almost forgetting they were there with a camera?

 

This is what we personally aspire to with all our couples. We love getting to know people and if we find things in common, can share stories and laugh together when we meet, then we know that when the wedding comes we will be able to be a part of the day in a totally non obtrusive and relaxed way. This in turn enables the images to be created naturally which makes a huge difference to what you end up with.

 

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Images: Bohemian Weddings via You Mean The World To Me

 

Have you chosen your wedding photographer yet? Do you know what style you are looking for?

Take a look through the Real Weddings section for some ideas and to see some wedding photographers in action and their styles. 

 

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