Posted: Tuesday June 02, 2015
Most people see a wedding photographer as an essential part of their big day, capturing images to treasure for the rest of their lives. But with photography accounting for around 10% of your wedding budget, and with just one opportunity to take these once-in-a-lifetime photos it’s essential you choose a photographer who knows what they are doing.
The team at Braxted Park have many years’ experience in working with professional photographers and gives the following tips for finding a wedding photographer.
1) Ask around – Most of us know someone who has recently been married so ask them who took their wedding photos. Ask to see their wedding photos – most brides are more than happy to show you their pictures – and if they would recommend their photographer. Also speak to your wedding venue to see who they would recommend. Braxted Park has a number of wedding albums from different photographers available to browse through. Take a look at Braxted Park's list of recommended suppliers here: http://www.braxtedparkweddings.co.uk/supplier-links/
2) Pick a style - Some photographers are brilliant at all the posed images and group shots; others are better at action photos and catching people as they are chatting and enjoying themselves. Some stick to traditional shots and others go for more artistic images. Make sure the photographer you use is happy to get the photos you want.
3) What’s included in the price? Are you paying one fee for everything or is editing and print of images extra? A photographer may seem reasonably priced but if you then need to add the cost of editing or printing this could add up.
4) Who owns the images – Some photographers keep hold of the copyright for your images meaning all future prints must be ordered through him or her. Sometimes it’s cheaper to print pictures elsewhere so find out who owns the copyright and if it is possible to buy a copyright free disc so you can print your own images.
5) Get looking early! Good wedding photographers are often booked up well in advance. Once you have your date and venue sorted, start looking for a wedding photographer to make sure the one you want is available for your big day.