Written by Poppy Anderson on 27/01/2021

Get the most out of your wedding photography...

You’ll look back on your wedding photographs long after the big day, so it’s important to get them right!

Your wedding photographs will last long after your wedding day so you want to make sure you get your photography right! Here are our top tips to finding their perfect wedding photographer and having mementos that will last a lifetime!

1 Find your style

The first thing to consider is what style of photography you’d like for your big day. The different styles on offer split into three broad categories: traditional, reportage and contemporary.

2 Choosing your photographer

Browse wedding blogs to get a feel for the style you like, then ask friends or family for recommendations. Once you’ve found photographers in your area, check out their websites so you can get an idea of their images. Shortlist three photographers you like based on their work, this will give you an idea of what to budget.

3 Book in advance

Book your photographer as soon as you can – the best ones get booked up early! Saturdays, bank holiday weekends, and dates in June to September are popular so book your photographer as soon as you have your date and venue secured.

4 Share your ideas

While your photographer should have lots of ideas, it’s important to let them know what you have in mind. Share any likes and dislikes with them. They should be interested in listening to your thoughts.

5 Check the small print

Once you’ve had a quote, check that it includes any additional accommodation or transport costs. Find out exactly what your package includes too – will you get an album, or just an image CD? Check that your photographer carries public liability and professional indemnity insurance too.

6 Stick to your budget

The best wedding photographers charge upwards of £1,000, and can take up a considerable percentage of your wedding budget. If you can’t afford the photographer you want, consider having them for less time, choosing a smaller album or using someone they’re able to recommend.

Article written by Poppy Anderson
From earliest youth, writing has been Poppy's absolute passion. To her there is nothing like creating great content, her thoughts and feelings laid out on the page. Poppy wants to provide her readers with a great reading experience from start to finish. Poppy has a growing family and a fondness for animals, especially the cute ones.

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