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Top 10 Things You Should Know Before Choosing Your Wedding Photographer
Choosing the right wedding photographer for your wedding can be a daunting and bewildering experience. That's why I've put together a helpful series of emails and articles to help you ensure that you choose the right photographer for you and your wedding day.
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I had no idea choosing a photographer would be so difficult - there are so many to choose from and such a range of prices. I’ve only got one chance with this so it is important that I make the right choice but I don’t know where to start or what questions I should be asking as this is all so new to me.
By choosing me to photograph your special day, you are taking away one of the most difficult decisions of your planning. I will be able to help you with any aspect of your planning so that you can draw on my wedding day experience should you need help with any part of your wedding day planning. After your special day I want you to be able to relive it time and time again like it was only yesterday. Those memories should be so strong that you can still smell your perfume, the gorgeous flowers you chose so carefully and those feelings when you said those magic two words ‘I do’. And after all of this is done I want to leave you with a stunning wedding album to hold those memories in; your very first family heirloom.
I have no idea which shots I want captured during my wedding day or which are the important ones to have, I just know that I want to remember my amazing day. Everything seems so daunting and there are so many choices to make - from group photos, to particular images we want to how many images and what kind of albums or style we want. I don’t know where to start.
You don’t have to worry about which photos you want captured as I will use my experience and skill to capture all of the important moments of your wedding so that you can be confident that you will preserve and cherish the memories of your amazing day. I know from my own experience how daunting all the choices are for you, so I will help and guide you every step of the way – from deciding what to include in your group photo list, through which is the best album and style for you, to choosing how many and which are the best images to include in your album so that it tells the perfect story of one of the happiest days of your life.
My wedding photography is incredibly important to me and I would be devastated if the photographs weren’t good or the photographer missed important moments - after all you can’t go back and do it again. I’ve seen the horror stories in the papers with the dreadful photography that looks like it was taken by a 6 year old - I don’t want to risk making that mistake as the photographs will become such an important reminder of my amazing day.
My promise to you – I know how important your wedding day is and I will ensure that you have a collection of beautiful images to relive your magical day time and time again, both together and with your family and friends. My many years of experience enables me to see things before they have happened so that nothing is missed allowing you to relax and enjoy your special day safe in the knowledge that I am taking care of your memories. The resulting images will be amazing and truly show the fun and excitement of the day.
The photographer’s personality is really important to me. I feel uncomfortable in front of the camera as it is, let alone when there is so much attention on me and I don’t want someone who is going to make me feel awkward and tense as I will already be feeling really nervous and self-conscious. Especially as they are going to be around for so much of the day and during intimate and personal moments - I don’t want to be spending that time with someone who is just “doing a job” and doesn’t help me look my best in front of the camera.
Throughout your time in front of camera I will help ease your nerves and put you completely at ease, along with your guests too. I’m naturally calm and patient and like to have a little fun, which will also help ease any last minute butterflies even when you’re not in front of the camera. My passion for weddings, and photography, will ensure you look amazing on your wedding day. I will be with you for most of your special day, and will use my years of experience to instinctively know when to step back and when to step in so that you can be confident that you will have amazing photographs and you won’t even remember me being there half the time. I want you to have the most fun and best day ever.
Planning a wedding is a whole new experience for us, it is daunting and scary and we weren’t too sure where to start. We want everything to be just right, especially as all our guests will be watching. There is so much conflicting advice out there when it comes to wedding photography - from asking a friend to invest in the best photographer you can afford. Then there are the scare stories about photographers who have let clients down, were difficult to get hold of, made people feel nervous and stressed or just delivered the bare minimum.
With years of experience of weddings and actually planning styled weddings on a regular basis I am available to help anytime, and that’s with any aspect of your wedding day. I’m more than ‘just a wedding photographer’ I am passionate about weddings and want you to feel you can ask for help. This is how I take any worries or stress away from you to make the entire journey from beginning to the big day and after a fantastic experience.
I caught my partner googling “cheap wedding photographers”, but this is one of the few things we get to take away from the day so I want to be sure that when I look back I feel that it was money well spent and that there was nothing else I would rather have spent money on for our wedding.
I appreciate that wedding photography may seem expensive, especially when you see some of the cheap offers out there. But let me ask you, can you even put a price on the value of those priceless memories that you will be able to cherish for years to come, that will bring you so much joy? Your wedding photography is one of the few things that you will keep beyond your wedding day, long after the celebrations are over. In fact your wedding album will be one of the few tangible items that you invest in. So don’t you want to ensure that the photographer you trust with documenting such an important part of your family history is a trusted professional with experience you can depend upon?