1. Know your style
2. Know your budget
There’s no point finding a photographer whose style you love but they cost double your budget. Ouch! So, do your research first and crawl those websites. A lot of photographers put their packages on their websites, while some will only state a ‘starting at’ price. Some photographers give discounts for weekday weddings or last minute bookings (but that’s a risky strategy!).
Most photographers list their packages on their websites so it’s quite easy to rule them in or out quickly if they are way over your budget.
3. Know the hours you want covering
Some photographers only offer full 10 hour days while some offer a half day 4 or 5 hour package and some even offer ceremony & portraits only packages too. Decide when you want your cover to start. If you want the full story capturing from getting ready to first dance then you’re looking for a full 8-10 hr package but if you only want a photographer for half the day you need to decide whether that’s from getting ready to portraits after the ceremony or from the ceremony to speeches or first dance.
4. Ask for recommendations
5. Book an engagement shoot
I hope this blog post has been helpful and you feel more confident choosing the right wedding photographer for you. If you’d like to read more info on my style, my packages and arrange a call or face to face chat with me, head to the weddings page for info & a contact form. I’d love to hear about your wedding and get to know you!