Choosing a photographer is almost as important as deciding on your custom wedding dress style (for tips on choosing the right custom wedding dress style see our blogs Deciding on Your Custom Wedding Dress Style and How to Pick the Perfect Custom Wedding Dress Design for Your Figure). Here are our tips for choosing a wedding photographer.
If you have friends who have recently married, ask them what they thought of their wedding photographer. They may have useful advice about their photographer’s professionalism and creativity and the quality of their work.
Follow wedding photographers on Instagram
This is a great way for you to get a feel of a photographer’s style. You may notice they have photographed weddings at your Brisbane venue before. This is an advantage as they will already know all the best spots to take photos.
Reviews on Facebook and Google are a great place to start, especially if you don’t know anyone who has recently been married.
Make sure you read your contract
Your wedding photos belong to your photographer as their intellectual property. Be aware a photographer has the right to use the photos as they see fit and can enter your wedding photos in competitions or upload them to social media. If you don’t want your images posted publicly, make sure you discuss this with them.
Set up an interview in person
This is a great way to get a feel for a photographer. They will be a big part of your day, so you want to make sure you are on the same page and they understand your vision.
Test out a photographer by using them for your engagement shoot
Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, trial your favourite photographer with an engagement shoot. Get a feel for how they handle communication with you, how they run the shoot and how long they take to get the images to you.