27 Jul 2011
One of the most important decisions when planning your wedding is how you choose to record the day. Robin Bradshaw of Bullit Photography offers advice on selecting the best person for the job
When it comes to choosing a wedding photographer, the internet presents a minefield of options, and lots of photographers may not sit right with the wedding you have in mind. Firstly, check out the photographer’s gallery. It’s easy enough to put up a few shots from random weddings that look half decent, so make sure you really look at what the photographs say about the day. Does the photographer have a certain style? Is there a good range of images to examine? Would you like your photographs to look like these images?
It is important that you get on well with your photographer. He/she needs to be able to blend in with your day – this will help you to relax and enjoy yourself. Find out how they work: the last thing you want is an annoying photographer bossing everyone around and eating up the whole afternoon taking static group shots that could be at anyone’s wedding. Look for something different that captures you, your family and your friends.
Choose someone who is upfront with you about what they offer and is flexible enough to fit in with your day. I imagine you would like to own your wedding pictures, not be held to ransom for them, so make sure all of the high-resolution edited photos are included within the cost. You don’t want to be shelling out more money in order to be able to print your pictures.
If you are choosing a videographer for the day, make sure the photographer and the videographer complement each other – if you’ve opted for a photographer with a modern approach, don’t then book a traditional videographer who’ll make you walk hand in hand in slow motion down the path.
Make sure your photographer can offer you good advice on albums and books, because there are so many options out there. At this point, the important thing is to make sure you choose someone who can provide the images you want. Once you have the images, then choose how you’d like to show them off.
Robin offers ‘non-traditional’ wedding photography, combining some group photos with a mixture of natural and spontaneous off-beat shots. His packages always include the high-resolution edited images.
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