5 Steps to Choosing the Right Wedding Photographer

Updated: Dec 30, 2019

Ensure you have a picture perfect wedding album with the right photographer

Photo by Matt Wing

When choosing your wedding photographer, you want to ensure they create the wedding album you’ve always dreamed of. Here's our key insight into how to find the right wedding photographer for your big day. 

5 Steps To Choosing The Right Wedding Photographer 

Your wedding photographer should capture every detail of your big day. From your place card holders to your hair accessories and your makeup applications, it’s your photographer’s responsibility to capture it all. This way, you don’t have to rely completely on memory.

We firmly believe in investing in the right wedding photographer as your photos are one of the most important aspects of your big day. Here are some expert tips for the bride and groom when it came to booking a photographer.

1. It pays to have the best 

While you can get a good deal with a photographer who’s new to the industry, you do need to find someone you trust to get it right. Perfection comes with experience. 

- Nail down your photography budget before reaching out to wedding photographers.

- Be prepared to break the bank if you find a photographer whose work you really love. 

2. Browse your photographer’s portfolio

Look through the portfolio of any photographer you’re considering. You won’t just be looking for examples of the weddings they’ve captured. You’ll also be looking at their different styles and approaches. When you find the photos that resonate with you, you’ve found your style and photographer.

- Before you meet your favourite photographer, ask them to bring along a few sample albums of their work.

3. Decide on the right style 

A professional photographer distinguishes all the subtleties of shooting a wedding. They’ll know exactly when to photograph your groom as he first sees you walking down the aisle, how to achieve the perfect confetti shot, and what to do in the event of rain. A creative and flexible approach often results in the most breathtaking and brilliant wedding photographs.

- Decide what style you’re after, be it documentary, fine art, natural, contemporary, traditional.

4. Create a detailed action plan

Everything from your chosen venue to the time of year will affect your wedding photographs. If you’ve got your heart set on certain shots, like couple’s portraits at sunset or a sparkler send-off photo, then you need to talk it through with your photographer.