So, you have a dress, the suits, flowers, location, band and dramebaz family….but what is the one thing that will remain an everlasting memory of your wedding day? Your photos should be a beautiful, timeless and real moment of the most important day of your life and should help every bride and groom to re-live the romance and excitement allover again.
Choosing a wedding photographer can be a daunting process but hopefully our top tips will give you something to consider when making your decision.
The quality of a photographer’s portfolio should be the first thing that captures your attention. A good photographer should be able to offer clients a variety of styles, capturing the personalities of the bride and groom and showcasing the happiness and fun of the day.
Photojournalistic Wedding Photography is our style Often mixed with traditional wedding photography, this style resembles reportage and documentary shooting, in which the shooter takes on a more informal approach in telling the story of the day.
A lot of creativity is required for this wedding photography style, not to mention some serious skill in quickly aiming, adjusting camera settings, framing, and shooting as moments unfold around the photographer. Aside from that, photographers will have to blend in, sometimes with a telephoto camera to easily capture candid moments from afar.
The results are real and natural images that will evoke a flood of emotions.
As a bride and groom, you put a lot of trust and faith in your wedding photographer. In order to get the best images and a true account of the most important day of your life, it is imperative that you feel comfortable and relaxed in their presence.You can usually tell within the first 5 minutes of meeting someone, whether you feel a rapport or connection.
First impressions are key and if you instantly strike a bond then you are on to a good thing. If you feel uncomfortable around your photographer for whatever reason then this will become very apparent in your wedding photos.
Also, think of your guests. If your wedding photographer is approachable, friendly and down to earth, your guests will be at ease allowing the photographer to blend in and capture the day as it naturally unfolds rather than a forced and posed account.
Remember, a true smile and true emotion are impossible to fake so choose wisely and ensure you meet with your photographer a couple of times before confirming your booking.
Value for money/cost
This can often be a deciding factor for a lot of brides and grooms and although it is a vital element, it should not be the basis for your decision.
We offer a variety of packages to suit all and we are always clear with our pricing and what is included within each package.
There is no hidden extras. We inform every charge like editing, VAT, creating artwork for an album or even travel and food expenses. We always ensure that all costs are detailed in a contract before entering in to any contractual agreement.
Our experience tells stories through our photos. I am sure many photographers will agree that they have often played the role of coordinator, photographer, master of ceremonies and children’s entertainer. Taking the photos is just a small part of being a wedding photographer and without the necessary experience and the ability to perform under constant pressure important moments can be easily missed.
Please ask us how many weddings we have covered since we have been in the business, the number will definitely increase with time.
Recommendations/Word of Mouth
A lot of our bookings have come through recommendations from previous clients and word of mouth. If your friends and family have been happy with the quality of the service and work of a particular photographer then chances are, you will be too. Again, this should not be the main reason for your choice but should be the final piece of the jigsaw.
Speak to your friends about their experiences with us as wedding photographer and try to make use of tips and advice from those who have organized their own weddings. A good photographer will always be able to give you a testimonial from previous clients upon request or even provide you with contact details should you wish to hear from them directly.