How to choose your wedding photographer

Simples right, well maybe not.  After all you are spoilt with choice there are so many photographers that cover weddings and the prices seem to vary from £50 to £5000.  So where do you begin on choosing the photographer for your big day?  Well I have written this article to provide you with a few hints and tips on choosing your wedding photographer.Wedding Photography-1

1) ALWAYS look at the wedding photographers previous work, do you like it?  If the answer to that question is yes then move to tip 2 if it is no then read on.  Photographers spend many years finding a style and a method that they enjoy working too at peoples weddings, and this means that they produce results that are consistent and reflect there own take on peoples weddings.  If you dont like what you see in the photographers previous work on his galleries and albums the chances are that he will create wedding photo’s that you wont like or be disappointed with.

2) ALWAYS meet with the person who will be working at your wedding.  The reason for this is that the photographer will be there for one of the most important days of your life.  If you dont like the person then thats going to put a dampener on the photography element of your day.  Not enjoying your photographers company on the day = not getting the best out of your photographs.

3) So you have looked at lots of the photographers work, and you have met with the person you are going to be working with on the day, the only thing left that will be holding you back is budget.  Yes thats right it’s finally come down to cost.  The first point I would like to make is you get what you pay for.  Most photographers price their weddings up on what they value their own work at + cost of equipment, experience, time spent on your wedding and what products/albums you will be having this Moor Hall Hotel-2normally leads to a £££’s price.  You should consider this as it is all worth money, heaven forbids that it rains on your wedding day but an experienced photographer will no what to do and amateur charging £250 will not (for example).  The second point is (and I can’t believe I’m going to say this) haggle.  Yes HAGGLE, not something we do an awful lot of in this country but I can assure you that photographers want to work, and they especially want to work at different venues and meet perspective clients who could be attending your wedding.  So when the price gets flopped on the table don’t walk out of the door thinking we cant afford that, simply ask the question ‘thats a little bit out of our budget is there anything we can do’ I can guarantee that 9 out of 10 times you will get some kind of reduction.

These are just a few tips, after all most of you will have never required a photographers services before and hopefully this will help you out.

If you would like to consider myself for covering your wedding then please get in touch here.  I travel nation wide and would be more than happy to talk with you.

Philip Charles Photography