Hiring a Wedding Photographer – 10 Tips For Getting the Best From Your Photographer
Tip 1 – It’s the biggest day of your life, don’t rely on ‘Uncle Bob’ to take your photos.
You may be lucky and have Yervant as your uncle, but most of us don’t have the worlds’ best wedding photographer as our uncle.
When looking for Newcastle Wedding Photographer a photographer to capture your wedding, ask them what sort of equipment they will use – do they have backup equipment – do they have professional insurance? Price can be a factor for many brides, but try not to skimp on your photography budget. After all, you only get one chance to have your wedding photographed. If you choose a photographer based purely on price, then you may be disappointed in the results. Especially if this ‘budget’ photographer doesn’t use professional gear, then you pictures will look like Uncle Bob took them.
You deserve the best images possible – hire a pro who knows what they are doing, so you can relax.
Tip 2 – Engagement Sessions.
Many people ask me – ‘what is an engagement session?’
Well, it’s become a trend in the last few years for brides and grooms to have a fun session with just the photographer at some point before their wedding. Not only does this produce some wonderful images of the couple in a ‘non-wedding’ environment, but it gives you a chance to get a feel for how your photographer will operate on the day.
By knowing what to expect, you’ll be more relaxed and able to enjoy your wedding.
Tip 3 – Timings.
You’d be surprised how many couples don’t know how long their ceremony will last. How long will it take to get to the reception from the church, what time will the receiving line start, how long will the brides hair and make-up take to be done.
All these things (and more) should be thought about and planned for when thinking about your wedding. Sit down with all your suppliers and find out how long it will take to complete each stage of your wedding day. That way you’ll know how long you can have for the photographs.
Once you have all the timings, add 10 minutes to each and you won’t end up running around trying to catch up on the day. After the ceremony, this is less important, but it is vital for lead up.
Less rushing about = more enjoyment.
Tip 4 – Weather.
You can’t control the weather on your wedding day, but you can make some general assumptions. Take into consideration the season, many people when they plan their wedding in the summer forget what time it gets dark in the winter. By having the ceremony at, say, 4pm, then all the images after wards will be in the dark -if you wanted to be outdoors.
A professional photographer is capable of producing excellent images, even in