Q – Our wedding is fast approaching, and we need to book our photographer, but we’re a bit worried about booking someone online that we’ve never met. What should we ask before booking?
"Before booking, remember the specialist will be capturing the most momentous day of your life, so you have to keep their artistic style and professional skills in mind.
"Look at their portfolio. An efficient cameraman is in a position to provide a wide range of styles that showcase the bride and grooms personalities and love for one another. Check your supplier can provide the outcome you desire.
"Ensure you run a check on all their pictures and not just the ones they have handpicked from their online gallery. This will help you get an idea of their image quality. Irrespective of whether you’re searching for an expert in an informal style or someone with a contemporary technique, you should do your homework and shop around accordingly.
"It’s essential to have a good relationship with your supplier. As a couple, you’ll be placing your trust and faith in them, so it’s vital you feel relaxed around them. Make sure that you feel a connection with them, otherwise, your discomfort will become apparent in the pictures. If the specialist is approachable, then the guests will also be at ease.
"It’s of utmost importance to choose a photographer who can handle the job even in challenging situations. They should have the ability to cope with the constant pressure so that treasured moments aren’t missed. It’s a prudent idea to get in touch with a supplier who has some prior experience with your wedding venue. If not, they should take time out to explore the location beforehand.
"Getting hold of a competent photographer requires intensive research on the internet. You should also keep the pricing structure in mind but don’t make your decision based on this alone. Make sure they have a solid reputation in the industry, and you may even want to get in touch with some of their past clients."