Here’s How Not To Choose A Photographer For Your Wedding

Choose Your Photographer Well....

There already exists way too many articles guiding one through searching, finding, meeting and picking the perfect wedding photographer, but maybe there’s already too much of that as it is and too much information can leave one just as confounded as too little information.
Well, you know what they say; if you don’t know what to do, make something happen, a good place to start would be to at least know what you don’t want to do. Now, here’s how not to choose a wedding photographer. In other words, here’s the kind of thinking that will leave you with a botched photography job.

They Don’t Cost Too Much

When choosing your photographer don’t just pick them based on value and what is included, don’t just go with the photographer that includes a free engagement shoot, printed album, online gallery, USB pen, photo frames and printed t-shirts just because of the extra bits, they are secondary to the photos that will be captured. It is so important you find and hire a photographer whose work you can relate with, not necessarily someone whose package comes on the cheap or offers the most perks.
Choose someone whose work matches your style, You know you can trust them, you feel relaxed, and at ease with them, all these things will make for a more relaxed day and also better and more natural photos.

They Will Do Just Fine

When planning your wedding there are a million and one things to think about, the list seems endless, and sometimes you may just think that ‘will do’. You may be looking at lots of photographers and struggling to find the time to meet up with them to view their work and see how you get on. It is crucial not to pick a photographer just because it is taking some time and seeming like an endless task, take your time and ensure you not only find a wedding photographer’s work that you love, but also a person behind the camera who puts your mind at ease.

They Do Take Some Stunning Shots

Where ever you come across a wedding photographer, you likely get to see lots of beautiful photos, a range of stunning shots that will catch your eye and maybe wow you. This is great, and it is essential that you find a photographer whose work you love and whose shots give off a bit of that wow factor.
However, you also want to see a wedding story that also makes you go wow, the key here is consistency. When viewing a photographers work, ensure you see full and completed albums. This may be online or a hard copy, you want to ensure that all photos are stunning and the quality is exceptional throughout, and not just one or two photos that look great. Any good photographer can take stunning pictures. Great photographers stand out by using beautiful images to tell colourful stories.

The Venue Recommended Him/Her

So you have picked your wedding venue and booked the date, depending on the site they may have a list of recommended suppliers, from catering, florists, planners and photographers. This is a great starting place; however, it is essential to open your eyes to other alternatives. Don’t compromise on your wedding photographer by just reviewing ones recommended by the venue, ensure you get the best photographer you can afford and the one you want.

My Cousin Just Got A Cool Camera

Be it your cousin or friend down the street, wedding photography is more than just a camera. Just because they may have an expensive camera doesn’t mean they have the experience and knowledge to go and capture a wedding. They may love photography, going out at weekends capturing landscape shots, or pictures of the kids playing in the park. However, when it comes to weddings, it is a dynamic situation.


The camera is just a tool and means for capturing the moment. The skill, knowledge and experience is the key to wedding photography. More often than not, photographers only get one chance at a shot so you need someone who would be in the right place at the right time, someone you can trust to capture that one moment beautifully. And your old time buddy who is probably covering the event for free may just be too busy stuffing his/her face.

If you have read this blog and agree, why not contact me for a chat about what I can offer.

Damienalexander

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