Top Tips When Choosing Your Wedding Photographer
Wedding Photographer Tips to Help you choose the right photographer for you!
These are just some tips from David Clynch Photography that might help you choose the right photographer. It can be hard to know what to look for so these are just a few quick tips and hints when looking. I hope this helps you get the right wedding photographer for you and I wish you a really happy day with family and friends.
Tips to help you book the right Wedding Photographer
Picking the right photographer is vital as you are investing in your memories and the wedding photographs you’ll be looking at for the rest of your lives together. These are just some tips from David Clynch Photography that might help you choose the photographer who is right for you. I hope this helps you get the right wedding photographer for you and I wish you a really happy day with family and friends.
• On your wedding day your photographer will be with you for between 7 and 12 hours. So find a photographer who suits you and preferably get someone who has a good personality! Meet up and have a chat is a good idea if possible or talk with them on the phone or email. You have to trust the photographer you choose.
• At the meeting (or on the phone) don’t be afraid to ask the photographer questions and for ideas for your photographs. The photographer should listen to what you want and incorporate the photographs you want taken.
• It can help if the photographer does a draft shoot list tailored to your requirements for your wedding. The photographer will have the experience to advise you on best locations and how to capture the best light and mood for your photographs.
• If you are organising your wedding from abroad you may need to communicate through email. In this case you can check reviews and testimonials for piece of mind. The photographer should be able to provide you with comments from satisfied clients, galleries of sample photographs and reviews from previous couples so that you find out about their wedding day experience, the quality of the albums and the level of service provided.
• Ask the photographer to send you on the prices before you commit to meet. There is no point in viewing stunning albums you can’t afford. But also remember that the photographs are the one thing you’ll have to remember your big day (and your husband of course!)
• Is your photographer a member of an association? In order to be a member of associations like the Irish Professional Photographers Association the photographer has to be insured, their work has be of a high quality and they must be of good reputation. This means you have the assurance of the photographer being qualified and experienced.
• You need to be able to trust your wedding photographer so I’d recommend getting an experienced photographer as you can be sure they will know how to deal with any unexpected issues and will have a better understanding of how a wedding day flows.
• Make sure your photographer has insurance. This provides you with protection in case of any problems and helps for some venues or photography locations (gardens etc.) that require photographers to have insurance.
• It’s a good idea to have a contract with the photographer as this ensures the terms are set out in advance and all eventualities are covered.
• Ask about what booking deposit is required and payment terms.
• Check how long the photographer will be there on the day and if you want additional coverage then ask if there are any additional costs. Your photographer should be able to give you an exact quote based on what you want.
•Find out what is included with the wedding package and how you pick your photographs for your wedding album.
• There are different photography styles (reportage, candid, formal) – find the photographer that takes the kind of photographs you want. Make sure the style of the photographer suits you. Ask to see some sample photographs from a full wedding to give you an idea of the style of photographs you will get from the photographer.
• If you’re comfortable in front of the camera, choose a photographer who can capture your confidence. If you don’t like posing for a camera then it’s important to find a photographer who makes you feel comfortable
• A professional photographer may have photographed at your venue before but if not they should visit a venue they have not photographed before. They would make notes of possible locations for outdoor and indoor photographs and make a plan in case of rain.
• If you decide to get a wedding album then ask the photographer if the images for the wedding album are professionally printed and also compare the quality of albums being offered. If choosing a storybook, then check the quality of the printing and the quality of paper the album is printed on.
• If you opt to get a USB with digital files then check your photographer will do this type of package and that the files you get are professionally edited and will be high resolution (large) files that are unbranded.
The digital files should be ready to print so you can make as many copies as you want.
With a digital package you need to make sure you backup your digital files to a harddrive and also online (eg. Onedrive or Dropbox). This is important as you don’t want to lose your memories and it’s always good to have a backup in case the USB stops working.
This may seem like a lot to remember but when you get the right photographs of your wedding day you’ll be glad spent time thinking of all these things.
The more comfortable and relaxed you are with your photographer the better the photographs you’ll have to treasure forever!
David Clynch is a Licentiate member of the Irish Professional Photographers Association and is a friendly, professional photographer who captures vibrant, striking wedding photographs that show the special moments and the fun and romance of your wedding.
If you want to find out more about the David Clynch Wedding Photograph wedding packages then contact David on 087 9887557 or click on Contact David