The Wedding Affair’s Perfect Planning Guide: Why It’s OK To Be Picky When Choosing Your Photographer
Good morning loves. Although, we are steel feeling numb after yesterdays horrible events. We hope wherever you are, that you are safe and keeping your family and friends close. It’s times like this when you realise sometimes what a horrible world we live in, and it’s such a shame. All we can pray for is that there will one day be peace. We can live in hope, anyway.
Remember, #WeddingHour (otherwise known as our favourite hour) will be taking place tonight, between 9 and 10pm. Do join us for a whole hour of talk dedicated to all things wedding. It’s filled with pretty posts, advice and the finest talent both nationally and internationally (I’t couldn’t get better than that, surely?). Tonight, the talking point tonight will be photographers.
So, if you are a photographer, or perhaps you are looking for one for your wedding, we would love you to join us. And, who know’s, you may even find your dream photographer whilst sat in front of your I Pad enjoying a glass of Rosé. Please do remember your chargers, too. You will more than likely need them. In the mean time, we have a feature all about how to pick your photographer and why it is OK to be fussy when it comes to choosing yours.
All of the images featured on this today’s ‘Perfect Planning Guide’ are from our very own approved photographers (extremely talented ones to say the least!) at The Wedding Affair, why not take a look at their work here. We are sure you will love them and their work just as much as we do!
As a couple you may already know what style of photography you want to go for. You may decide this around the theme of your day, or the look you are wanting to achieve.
Your style is something which is unique to you both and you will want to make sure that you choose someone who can capture the best our of your personalities, and reflect this through their work.
Whether you are looking for relaxed vintage photography, formal photography or a more candid approach. There honestly is something for everyone.
Of course, another one of the big things to consider when choosing your photographer, is do your personalities suit each-other, and do you get on well – can you talk to them openly about what you want and don’t want? After all the day is about you as a couple and what you want, not the photographer!
If you don’t get on great with the chosen photographer, or if you don’t necessarily ‘get’ them, then this may show in photographs. It may leave you feeling uncomfortable in front of the camera and actually make you dislike the photos. You want natural photos, where you look genuinely happy. Definitely not photos where you feel awkward.
Go for a photographer who makes you laugh, smile and who is open to new suggestions!
The Little Details…
Think about what you want captured in your own wedding photos when looking through portfolios. In the grand scheme of things you may think you just want mainly people shots, but then you have to think about all the hard work you have put into your special day. Have you used a florist or event stylist who has created exquisite details, or maybe you have done a lot of D.I.Y for your day?
The beautiful details of the day are just as important as the ‘people’ in the pictures too.
Tip – Keep thinking of this when looking at photographers work, what do they capture the most and it is in line with what you want from your photographs?
This is a big part of choosing your wedding photographer. A bit like when choosing your wedding dress, try not to look at photographers who are out of your budget, unless you have a bit of lee way here and there.
At The Wedding Affair we think that your photographer should be one of the things you think about the most when it comes to planning and budgeting. Just remember your wedding photos will last long after the day is over.
Have you recently got married, or perhaps you would love to recommend your photographer? We would love to know! Do let us know in the comments section below and in #WeddingHour tonight on Twitter, between 9-10pm!