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Tips for Choosing your Wedding Photographer

YET TO BOOK YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?

It can be very easy to become overwhelmed when it comes to planning your wedding. If you google a photographer or ask on one of the Wedding Forums you will be inundated with names. Here are some tips to help you:

tip 1: budget
  • Photographer’s prices vary greatly so it is really helpful to have a budget in mind
  • Prices for a full day photographer could range from say £650 to £2500. The price each photographer quotes will depend on many unique factors. These could include experience, expertise, self confidence and cost of doing business amongst other things
  • Your photographs are a lasting memory of one of the most special days of your life. They cant be reshot or replaced, therefore I would encourage you to choose someone with experience under their belt. To find out the amount of experience a photographer has you can simply ask them how many years they have been in business or go and scroll back through their website or social media.
  • See my prices here: https://tjtorrensphotography.com/wedding-photography-portfolio/
tip 2: wedding photographer’s shooting style
  • Traditional photographers will spend a lot of time giving direction on posed shots. They will guide you on how much time you will need to set aside on the day for your couples shoot and then your bridal party and family shots.
  • A reportage or documentary style photographer will take virtually all candid images. They will capture all the moments of your day as they naturally unfold. They don’t tend to intervene or direct unless you have asked for some specific group / bridal shots.
  • The more contemporary style of photographer will usually combine a fashion / editorial type posed look for the couple and their bridal party with a more candid approach to the rest of the day
  • If you are looking for a very relaxed photographer who loves documenting as many natural moments as possible then you should look at more of my work. I will chat to my couples a couple of weeks before the wedding to agree what shots they want and are comfortable with for their couples shots and group shots
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tip 3: wedding photographer’s editing style

Different Photographers will edit their images differently. The main approaches are currently:

  • Dark and Moody
  • Light and Airy
  • True to Colour

If you see a photographer that you like check out their website, Insta and Facebook. Make sure that their edit that caught your eye is consistent throughout their work.

I edit true to colour with a little extra contrast to make your images pop. You can see this consistently across all my social media pages and website

Tip 4: Narrowing it down to the wedding photographer for you

Ok, so you have an idea of your budget and style. There are still multiple photographers out there so how do you narrow them down further?

  • Recommendations from friends and family
  • Read the testimonials on the Photographers Website
  • Meet them – you can ask to zoom or meet for coffee. It is so important that you feel comfortable with the person that you choose… you will be with them all day!

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