Q – There are so many photographers out there – how do we decide who’s right for us?
"Picking your wedding photographer is an important decision. There are thousands of suppliers in the UK, so how do you make the right decision for you? I’ve put together my top tips:
"Style – A professional photographer will have developed a style so look for a supplier who matches what you want. For example, I work with a fine art approach, seamlessly combining photojournalism and lifestyle portraiture.
"Experience – Weddings are very different to a fashion or styled shoot, they’re often fast-paced and require a photographer to think on their feet, to have observed the art of seeing and being able to react to those moments in an instant. Knowing your camera gear is critical to this, it’s a live event, and an experienced professional will know where to be at the right time to get those stunning shots.
"Consistency – It’s important your photographer’s style flows, it should show a level of consistency in the editing and the way they shoot. This is essential when it comes to albums and prints. Wedding photography isn’t just about a few stunning photos, it’s about a beautiful story and memories you can treasure.
"Variety – It’s important that you see a variety of images, not just 30 of their best.
"Testimonials – Can you view testimonials and past reviews?
"Back up – Does your photographer have back-up equipment? They should have spares incase anything fails.
"Trust and relationship – Whenever possible, I like to meet with my couples, it gives us a chance to get to know each other and an opportunity for you to see some of my work in print. You should feel relaxed around your photographer, resulting in fun and creative photos on the day."