How to choose the perfect photographer

How to choose the perfect photographer Credit: www.blackfellphotography.co.ukQ – There are so many photographers out there – How do we choose the right one for us?

"It can be tricky when it comes to selecting the right photographer for your big day, but there are some simple rules for choosing wisely. The first thing to consider is the style of your wedding and how it impacts the type of photographer you’re looking for. Take inspiration from magazines, movies and television shows. It’s important that the work of any prospective supplier gels with your preferred look, for example, if you’re after dramatic imagery that evokes classic Hollywood vibes then perhaps look for a professional that specialises in natural light.

"Secondly, start with a long list and work down to your favourites; you must spend time reflecting on their existing body of work to get a feel for their signature style. Do you want most images to be posed or candid shots where people are unaware of the photographer? Choosing between these two techniques will help you whittle the potentials down.

"Lastly, consider if you’re the right kind of client for the photographer. Clients often assume that it’s about the supplier being right for them, but unlike many aspects of your big day, there is a constant interaction between you both, whether you realise it or not during the event itself. Someone that shoots editorial may not be at their best if the celebration is outside of their comfort zone and that’s a risk you wouldn’t want to take when you’re investing thousands of pounds on one part of your wedding."

Scott Wigglesworth 
Photographer
www.blackfellphotography.co.uk

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