Your wedding day is that one day above all you will want captured forever with some perfect photographs. This is why most couples entrust the task to a professional photographer, but how exactly do you find the one that is right for you? Here are a few things to think about before you make that booking!
1. Do you feel comfortable with them?
You may like the look of their portfolio, but that’s not enough. They are going to play a key part in your big day, so it is important that you feel at ease with them. If possible, meet them in person and discuss what your requirements are. This should give you chance to find out if you click, so to speak.
2. Are they experienced with your style of wedding/venue?
If you are planning a busy day with a large guest list, find out if they are used to navigating large groups. This can take a bit of practice, especially if the photographer is not familiar with the venue. On the other hand, if you are having a low-key event, you want to be sure the photographer will remain unobtrusive.
3. Ask to look through some recent albums
An online portfolio will naturally reflect the best shots, but to get the bigger picture, ask if you can see a few entire albums. This will give you a feel of the photographer’s skill at capturing a variety of images, from those small pre-wedding details, to relaxed and natural big group shots. You can also see how they handle changes in light and weather conditions.
4. Find out what packages they offer
Most professional photographers will offer a range of packages to suit different budgets. Find out exactly what’s included in each package, from the hours they will work, and what format the final photographs will be delivered in, to make sure it matches your expectations.
If you are looking for a Dorset wedding photographer, talk to us today.