How To Choose Your Wedding Photographer

Feeling overwhelmed with all the planning

He finally popped the question! Excellent, now you only have to plan the biggest day of your life! It may well seem that there are a million decisions that need to be made, and you could be right about that, but planning a wedding should be fun and exciting. Make full use of online resources to help you not only plan your wedding, but also to plan the plan of the wedding too!

So where to start? Cake, hair and makeup, dress, venue, dinner, guests. The list of things to do really can seem overwhelming. However you decide to go about it, there really is one aspect of the day in particular that deserves your full attention – and it is not a decision you should make lightly.

The biggest decision!

It is the most important day of your life. You both are going to look amazing and you will be making the ultimate commitment. Your entire family will be there and you will want to remember this day for the rest of your life. The best way to create and record these memories, of course, is through photos and videos of the big day.

You will want images of the bride and groom getting ready for the event to document the nerves and excitement. Next, you will need photos of the bride entering the venue and the adorable flower girls trailing behind. It is a popular decision to even film the ceremony that marks the exact moment that you declare your commitment to each other. And then at the reception you will want to record the first kiss, the first dance and even grandad tearing up the dance floor.

With all of this to look forward to, you should really decide to put a large amount of thought and effort into choosing a wedding photographer that can really do your day justice!

Where to find a good photographer

Wedding conventions are an excellent place to meet photographers. Or perhaps you have a recommendation from a friend or relative. Either way, it is always worth asking the photographers for examples of their previous work to ensure that they are able to capture your big day in the best way, that suits both of your styles.

You should ask about all inclusive packages too, to extend the photography experience. These might include engagement shots to announce the big day as well of shots before the honeymoon.

Be sure to understand the exact format that your photos will be available in and to ask about any extra hidden fees well in advance to avoid any nasty surprises at the end of the day.

Extra special ideas

The photographers a ShinePics have a fantastic idea of a ‘Belfast Mirror’. This is a brilliant and novel way to capture amazing photos of your guests as they enjoy the big day.

You could also opt for a photo booth and props to add a little cheeky bit of fun as your guests enjoy the free bar.

If you prefer a more traditional approach, why not ask your guests to put their camera phones and digital cameras away for the day and only allow the wedding photographer to capture the moment. This way you will avoid your professional photographs being taken over by everyone else on their smart phones!