Choosing the right and perfect photographer for your big day is a big deal!
Unlike the work of other wedding vendors (e.g. florists, wedding dress designer, cake maker etc), a perfect photographer tops our wedding checklists because a perfectly planned wedding without a professional photographer who produces quality images is just like a waste of energy and resources.
Read what UK photographer Remi Benson says about choosing the right photographer who will go all out to capture your memorable moments…….
As a wedding photographer, it’s really important for the couple to get to know the photographer, but also for the photographer to know their clients too. Building a good rapport is, therefore, key, so here are a few tips on how this can be done:
- Client meeting(s) before the big day. Definitely, 1 meeting but ideally 2 if you can. This is your chance as the client to know the photographer and not a random stranger on the day. Photographers will be in your personal space (whilst you’re dressing, when you’re kissing, etc), so it’s important to feel comfortable with your chosen photographer; so on the day, you can be yourself and forget there’s a camera in your face. For the photographer, it’s also important to meet you, get to know your personality, discuss shots and ideas you have in mind; and that way, it’s the photographer on the day that worries about getting the shots you want and not the other way round
- Ensure your photographer makes themselves accessible. Weddings are stressful times, the last thing you want is to be chasing people. The rapport you build with someone should tell you if their nature is to respond quickly or not. A good photographer will be prompt to respond as, at the end of the day, during your wedding period, you are their number 1 priority!
- Share pictures & images with your photographer. As a client, this allows the photographer to fully see and understand the types of shots you’re looking to capture on the day. The wedding is only once and cannot be replicated so there’s only one chance to get this right
- After the wedding! The anticipation of getting your pictures I know is hard to wait! But remember what your client contract states. The time specified in a contract of how long to receive your pictures, take note and try and be patient. The photographer has specified the time in order to spend enough time editing and creating the right images to suit your need. That’s not to say you can’t ask for one or 2 snapshots to see to keep you going!…
Photography: Remi Benson