Your wedding has come to an end. All the flowers have died, the cake is gone, and even the flower girl is all grown up! All there is to remind you of your special day are memories and of course the photographs. Weddings days are quick. In fact, probably the fastest day ever. Seems like the photographer you chose to capture your wedding forever may or may not have been a good idea. Don’t make the same mistake as others have. Below are the top 5 things you should consider before choosing a wedding photographer.
1. Style of Photography
You are starting with a good one. Love the style and quality of the photographer’s photos. Seems rather obvious, but many people are obsessed with finding the cheapest rather than finding someone who creates beautiful photography. Look through their website. See if there is a consistent level to their work. An equally vital thing to take on board is what type of coverage to the offer. If you’re not a posey person, you might be better looking at a photographer who shoots more of a candid style—looking for something dramatic? Maybe that candid shooter isn’t your best bet. See what fit suits you best.
2. Meet with your wedding photographer
You will be spending a lot of time with them during your wedding day. How you connect with your photographer will show in the photos. For example, a famous photographer once said, “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” Ideally, you want someone that can put you at ease and make you laugh. Your favourite photos will be the ones which you look the most natural. Being comfortable and at ease makes things easier. Whoever you choose will only make your day that much more enjoyable.
3. Don’t go cheap
As mentioned before, when it’s all said and done, the photos will last the longest. Of course, weddings can be expensive. Not everyone has massive budgets to get the best vendors. Of course, things are usually cheap for a reason. Lack of experience, inadequate equipment, no insurance, sub-standard work? Saving yourself a bit of money to receive shoddy quality work is never a good idea. Spending a bit more for something you love surely is the way to go. My advice would be to sacrifice something else if you can. Maybe you don’t need that vintage car that breaks down at the wrong time, (yes, that’s happened). In most cases, there’s always something that won’t be missed by you and your guests.
Albert Einstien once wrote, “The only source of knowledge is experience.” Having an experienced professional covering the day is one less worry on the day. Unlike other photoshoots, there are no second takes. A real pro will have back up equipment—also, the right equipment to cover all eventualities. As mentioned before, weddings are fast-paced. You need to be able to think on your feet. Capturing the action as it unfolds is a skill that takes time and effort to hone. Those small moments really do bring back beautiful memories. The greatest gift of photography is how it preserves those precious memories forever.
5. Book BK Photography
Finally, having considered the previous four tips carefully, you should be in a better situation to choose your wedding photographer. Being a professional wedding photographer is a responsible job. With this in mind, why not book BK Photography to be your wedding photographer? The photos are relaxed and contemporary. The images will reflect the natural feel of your celebration. Happy to meet with all my clients to talk about their plans when possible. Also, there is no problem arranging a video call if required. Showing up with the proper equipment and adequate back up to make sure the job is done to the highest of standards. Above all, I have years of experience photographing weddings where I’m in control throughout the day. Something that really helps with the nerves of the bride and groom. Therefore, booking my services might be the best tip of them all. Please click HERE to get in touch and set up a meeting.