What to Look for in a Wedding Photographer
Your wedding album is a precious item that you’ll cherish in the years ahead. That’s why it’s so important to find a wedding photographer who’ll capture all the elements of your special day that are so important to you.
If you’re searching for the right photographer for your event, these are some of the essential factors to consider.
Does the photographer’s portfolio appeal to you?
An experienced photographer should have an extensive portfolio for you to view. Of course, every wedding is different, but when you look at the photographer’s previous work, does their style appeal to you?
Do you feel the photos showcase the bride and groom’s personalities? Does the joy and fun of the day come across? Are all the pictures of the same high quality? Take your time to view all the images in the portfolio and then consider what impression they make on you.
Remember, it’s your day, so you want your photographer to be accomplished enough to reflect your style – whether that’s relaxed, contemporary, traditional or adventurous!
Do you feel comfortable with the photographer?
As well as being friendly and approachable, it helps if the photographer is open to suggestions and keen to work with you. When all parties can put forward ideas, chat easily and listen to each other’s views, the whole process becomes more fun and productive.
To achieve the best results, your wedding photographs should be a comfortable collaboration. You must be happy with the methods used by the photographer and confident that they’re working to bring you the best pictures.
And, if you feel comfortable with the photographer, hopefully your guests will too. This means they’ll be at more at ease and relaxed in the pictures – rather than feeling they have to force a pose.
Turn your moments into memories. Hold them in your hands, and pass them on.
How much wedding experience does the photographer have?
A wedding day is an event that takes a lot of organising. There is always something going on, and the photos are just one part of the day’s proceedings. An experienced photographer understands that you need to strike a balance between coordinating people and being flexible enough to change your plans.
If your photographer doesn’t have the ability to adapt and work under pressure, they can end up missing vital moments.
Ultimately, you want your wedding photos to be in safe hands. Experience brings peace of mind and reassurance. The more experience a photographer has of different types of wedding venues and themes, the higher their skillset, the less you have to worry about.
What do previous clients say about their work?
A quality wedding photographer should be able to supply plenty of testimonials from previous clients. When people are happy with the quality of service they’ve received, they’re usually more than willing to share details of the experience.
At Moore & Moore, we’ve been delighted to receive some wonderful comments from our clients and their families. For us, it’s been a huge pleasure to have played a small part in so many happy occasions over the years and capture those lasting memories.
Thank you so much for the whole experience, the service, the quality and of course for capturing our day in a way which we couldn’t have even imagined could be done. In life Mike and I truly believe that having fun and laughing makes the world go around and is core to both of our values and we have exactly this in print, so thank you! – Amy & Mike
From the very first they were efficient, unobtrusive and thoroughly professional. The finished results are absolutely amazing, so beautifully presented. – Nicola
Helen and Tony were our wedding photographers at Kirtlington Park, and were amazing! They were very well organised, and great in helping us plan our special day. Their creativity on the day and the way they interacted with our guests was brilliant. We wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend them. – Caroline & Tim
We were over the moon with both our pre-wedding photographs, so we knew the wedding photographs would be great too. Our album is just lovely. Helen and Tony were great and we would most definitely recommend them. – Jo & Adam
Planning your big day?
To find out more about our personalised, boutique wedding photography service, contact Helen or Tony on 01252 653193.