Marriage is an amazing experience. It is just a day filled with sentiment, joy, happiness and sometimes a little sadness when a family member or friend who is no longer with us is not there to discuss our special day. wedaways wedding planning
Since professional wedding photographers we know how stressful preparing your wedding day can be. With the many photographers around, where do you start? What do you must know when buying a wedding photographer? With prices running from a few 100 pounds to many hundreds, how do you know if they are best for your family?
It is a simple fact of life that with the arrival of digital cameras, many people now call themselves a “photographer”. Over recent years there have been an explosion of men and women offering their services as professional wedding photographers, many of who have never received any training, have no insurance, do not use professional equipment and do not have sufficient backups in destination to appeal to any eventuality.
A professional photographer will have all of these and this post is a fast “Help Guide” to the points to look for and the questions we recommend you ask think about a wedding photographer. Grab your cuppa and get cozy. This is not a definitive guide, merely a general overview of what you should expect.
Looking for a Professional photographer:
Personal Recommendations: Have you been to a wedding recently? What did your friends think of their photographer? As a Yorkshire wedding photographer the the greater part of companies come from personal tips from either Bride and Grooms who have used us, or from Venues that understand the quality of the work we produce and the fantastic affordability we offer.
Google And Other Search engines like yahoo:
A quick search on any of the major search engines will produce a mind numbing amount of choices. For example, if you type into Google the search conditions “Wedding Photographer” it is going to returning millions results. Simply heading through each result would take you years, in order a general rule of thumb, stick with those on page 1 or page 2. The reason for this is not hard: If perhaps they are on webpage 1 or 2 chances are they have taken the time to ensure that their website is well designed, optimised and placed, to ensure that their products or services are easy to find for possible Bride and Grooms.
Determining on a Photographer
Simply because soon as you have decided on the date, have booked your wedding day venue and received confirmation then reserve all other services required for your wedding day as quickly as possible. Leaving it to the very last minute to book your wedding photographer is not a good idea.
A large number of Bride and Grooms start looking because of their photographer the day they get interested.
The first thing to do is look at a photographers website but try not to be fooled into pondering this is actually the be all and end all. Always target on the photographs and not the website design. Today for a few hundred pounds you will get a real classy looking website designed. Never forget that a site only shows the content that the digital photographer WANTS one to see. You will only generally see the best images, those people they want to use to showcase their talents so take a good look around the website. Have a look and discover how many different weddings you will see. If there is merely 1 or 2, have they only photographed a few weddings? Also how much information does the professional photographer give you? Are they up front of their prices or do you have to go in and see them to determine how much they charge? Carry out they give you specific detailed information about their services?
Also be EXTREMELY wary if they say they are really a member of a “Professional Trade Organisation”. Some trade organisations only require photographers to pay an twelve-monthly subscription cost to join then allow the photographer to use the Organisations logos on their website. Indeed some organisations have absolutely no joining requirements, you do not even have to own a camera and your Granny, who have no idea about photography, could join if she desired. Do your homework and check out Trade Firms carefully as they are not all the same.
Some are for full-time professionals only and People are required to undertake evaluation, inspection and have insurance documents checked, others simply let you pay a nominal amount and declare you to be a “Professional Photographer”. Keep in mind that the photography industry is not regulated and anyone can claims to be a “photographer”.