How to choose your wedding photographer
Looking for a Wedding Photographer?
Overwhelmed by the hundreds of photographers out there? Don’t know who or how to choose.?
Don’t panic – I know exactly what you mean!
I can help you decide…ON ME!
Your photos hold the memories of your day.
They last forever!
When the day is done, the photos become the focus.
They help you touch the memories…that look from your granny when she saw you in your dress, the emotion in your dads eyes as he walked you down the aisle, the craic of the best mans speech.
They are your 1st heirloom to pass through the generations.
This really comes to the forefront of people’s minds when the day is over.
On honeymoon you recount the day, and the fun that was had.
You start to look towards the photos.
By choosing your photographer well at the start, you will be thrilled with your photos.
6 Top tips for picking your Perfect Wedding Photographer
1. Pick me
Ha ha…this is not a drill. If you want authentic, creative, relaxed and timeless photos, of your day, your way, then look no further!
2. Friends & Family Recommendations
The best place to start is friends and family. They will happily pass on recommendations.
You’ll also get unique insight into the the personality of the photographer prior to actually meeting them.
Whilst google brings me some new couples, the majority of my weddings are referrals from happy customers!
3. Initial Contact
Making contact with your shortlist is next. I usually reply with 24 hours.
This will also reduce your list, as some may already be booked up.
My style is creative, timeless and relaxed and is one of the key reasons why people book me as their wedding photographer.
4. View Photographers Portfolios
A portfolio can give you a real feel for a photographer.
My website is a true representation of my work. Your images will be just as fabulous.
If you want to see a full gallery, I’m more than happy to send you some links to some client galleries. You can also nip over to my insta and have a browse.
Red flags are portfolios full of workshop images or where you cant get to view a whole wedding. Run when you encounter that!
A lot of my couples have booked me as their Northern Ireland wedding photographer in this way.
5. Initial Contact
As a heads up, you’re gonna be hanging out with your photographer all day, so it’s important to get on with them.
When you can chill and trust them, the day is way more fun and the photos will turn out awesome
I’m pretty easy going, don’t get in a flap on wedding days and tend to have a tissue at hand just when you need it. I’ve even been known to sew wedding dresses on the morning of a wedding!
That instagram photographer with a zillion followers may be a complete pain in the ass when you meet them!
All my clients love my chilled (but organised) approach..I know you will too!
I love a cuppa and a natter, so give me a call. I know we will get along!
6. Lets talk Cost
There is no doubt about it, cost is a big factor when choosing a wedding photographer.
You can spend anything from £200 to £20000 (I kid you not). However, like all things in life, you do get what you pay for. The average cost of a wedding photographer in Northern Ireland is currently £1250.
When you find a photographer that you love (AKA me), but you think I’m outside of your budget – think about what you can ditch.
Do you really need 100 pairs of flip flops for dancing. Do you really need a crisp wall. Will your guests even notice if you don’t have scented candles.
Instead reinvest this in your photography budget and book me.
I can assure you that you will love your photos in 10 and 20 year’s time and your guests toes will not regret this decision.
Top Tips when Booking a Wedding Photographer
1. Check Photographer Websites online
2. View Portfolios & Pricing and reduce your list
3. Check out your favourites availability
4. Ask to review full weddings
5. Meet 2-3 to see if personalities gel
6. Book your favourite within your budget
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