Choosing A Wedding Photographer Near You

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MY BEST ADVICE ON FINDING A LOCAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER NEAR YOU

by West midlands wedding photographer - Lisa Lander

Your wedding day is something to celebrate, you are marrying your love in-front of many of your close friends and family. This day needs to be documented, every emotion, every moment and all your guests you shared it with. Choosing a photographer to document this day for you can be difficult, so here are some tips on how to find a wedding photographer near you.

  1. LOOK AT STYLE NOT JUST LOCATION

    Each photographer has a certain style. For example mine is colourful, clean and joyful. Choose a wedding photography style that you love, even if you have to get them to travel a little. It will be worth it to find a photographer (hopefully near you) who’s style you LOVE.

  2. LOOK FOR A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER NEAR YOU WITH PERSONALITY

    Your wedding photographer is one of the vendors that you will be spend a good part of your day with. Make sure that you click with them. If your wedding photographer doesn’t have the right personality to fit you, it will show in your wedding photos.

    What good is it to find a wedding photographer that is near you only to find that your personalities don’t click. Trust me, it will be better if you find a wedding photographer that you click with and has a great personality.

  3. LOOK FOR A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER NEAR YOU WITHIN YOUR BUDGET

    I know that hiring a wedding photographer can be expensive, but you don’t want to pick just any photographer just because they offer you the lowest price. There are plenty of photographers out there who offer affordable packages and great photography services. Your wedding photos are the one thing that lasts for years to come. There is a difference between cheap wedding photography and affordable wedding photography. Find out how much a wedding photographer costs and what is included in their packages.

  4. Interview several wedding photographers

    Most wedding photographers have their portfolio on their site or will provide you with a portfolio. make sure the collections include recent weddings along with complete wedding galleries. When you meet don’t forget to put together a list of questions for your wedding photographer to ask, including exactly who will be photographing the wedding and what is included. Some studios or larger companies will hire outside photographers and assistants so make sure you ask for portfolio of who will be the main photographer for your wedding.

  5. Look at whole galleries

    When the photographer sends over the wedding gallery, make sure you look through the entire gallery. Most of the wedding photos on their website are the best of the best. Look and see how they handle the informal and in between moments. These include family photos, dancing photos and general candid photos.

  6. Read and sign the contract

    I cannot stress how important it is to read the contract provided by your wedding photographer. This contract will include such things as liability, cost, how many hours, and delivery times for your wedding photos. Make sure you understand what is included and what needs explanation and ask questions.