Couples hope getting married will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As such, they understandably want everything to go perfectly on their big day.
One of the most important aspects of a wedding is the photography, so choosing a great photographer is vital. Capturing the day in a sensitive and professional manner is essential, and what better way is there to remember and share those special moments in years to come? So what questions do you need to ask wedding photographers when making a decision as to who to use? Here are the top three:
1. What sets you apart from other wedding photographers?
Choosing a photographer can seem a daunting task. There are so many to choose from. Once you have taken a look online at various websites, you can begin to narrow down your options. As you browse through different sites, you will soon identify styles that you are drawn to and those that you find less interesting.
Choose a few different photographers to go and meet. Having a good rapport with them and feeling comfortable and happy with the way they work is a must. It will very quickly become apparent during a face-to-face discussion whether this is the case or not.
A wedding photographer does a great job when they concentrate on making the entire experience special – that includes the build-up to the day, every aspect of the day itself and of course, the time spent making sure you are happy with your photo choices and their presentation after the event. Does your photographer have a passion for wedding photography? If they do, it’s a pretty good indication that they will do all they can to make things the very best they can for you.
- Do you work full-time as a wedding photographer?
Many photographers split their time between a number of different styles of events. So one day they may be shooting a wedding and on another they may be hosting a family portrait shoot. While this is fine, and indeed there are some very talented part-time wedding photographers, being exceptional at photographing every type of event is a pretty hard thing to achieve. Photographers who narrow their focus to one particular type of photography become experts in that field. Wedding photographers can become extremely knowledgeable about even the most intricate details of the day – something the bride and groom will almost certainly come to appreciate, both in the run-up to the wedding and on the day itself. If you want to be really professional you could visit the venue before the wedding even happens to test out lighting. A possible place for the shoot could be Wedding Venues Northamptonshire way as its beautiful and easy to get to. As a professional you would probably visit sites like kelmarsh.com/weddings-at-kelmarsh-hall to get a list of everything at the venue so you can let the happy couple know.
3. Can we have time away from our guests to capture some romantic shots?
Understandably, nearly every bride and groom will ask this question, and nearly all worry about upsetting their guests. However, taking time out is essential and really helps to ensure you make the most of the day.
Taking 20-30 minutes to be together, usually just after the ceremony or later on in the afternoon after the wedding breakfast, when guests are moving between rooms or venues, is the perfect way to ensure you have that all-important time together with very little impact on your guests.