Perhaps the most important of all wedding suppliers are the wedding photographers as they capture the whole day as it happens. When fond memories of the wedding are fading, photos and videos last forever to remind us of the happy day. Wedding photographers range in style and cost and it’s worth going to visit more than one before making your choice. Go by personal recommendation or reviews and spend time browsing through full albums of their work where you can see wedding albums in their entirety rather than just a collection of very good shots from different days.
When it comes to choosing your wedding photographer, make sure they can offer what you want for your wedding photos - a full package will cost a lot more than just a short photography session. It’s important to check they are insured and to get your booking in writing. Many wedding photographers offer an engagement shoot so you can get to know how they work before your big day. The engagement shoot can sometimes be free if you go on to book your wedding with them. It can help to build a rapport with them which will make sure you get the most out of the photos taken of you.
Wedding photographers are used to dealing with large groups of people and will not be backward in coming forward when it comes to asking your wedding guests to get into position for group shots. It’s worth discussing exactly what kind of photography and what shots you would like and in which medium as it’s possible to have a mix of formal posed and more casual reportage style photos in colour or black and white, or most usually, both. Most wedding photographers today will offer you a large number of proofs to choose from, a choice of albums and other framed individual images for your home, plus canvases and the images in a digital format.