Choosing a Wedding Photographer

June 17, 2015

Wedding photos last a lifetime! So its super important to ensure you shoos the right photographer that suits your personality and style.

 

Personality

When selecting a wedding photographer you are selecting more than just a photographer for your wedding day. You are hiring a wedding photographer that will be with you, your family and your group all day on your wedding day. Personality is a huge part of the selection process and should not be overlooked or discounted in any way.

Your  wedding photographer’s personality can set the tone for your entire wedding day and your bridal party. Ultimately it can impact your wedding photography altogether. You will more than likely be working with your wedding photographer for a year, or longer in some cases, by the time you factor in your engagement session and post wedding photography and albums.

Style

Ok, firstly let me say this, there is no right or wrong style of photography, at the end of the day it should come down to the couple preference. Whilst your planning and showering through the bridal magazines, take note of the style you keep being drawn to, try to imagine yourself in those photographs because sometimes you may think you like that style it still may not be for you.

Price

While price is always a factor when selecting your wedding photographer, it should not be the only thing that matters. All too often we hear horror stories from brides who made a decision for their wedding photography based purely on price. It turns out to be foolish in the end. When its all said and done, your wedding photography will be all you have to remember your wedding day. Yes there are people who shoot for €200 and people who shoot for €20,000, just remember, sometimes you pay peanuts, you get monkeys! Shooting a wedding comes with a lot of responsibility, so consider if your monkey has a good track record before handing over the cash.

Wedding albums

What will you do with all your images from your wedding photographer? Most people opt to place them in a beautifully designed wedding album that your wedding photographer should provide you with. Don’t underestimate the importance of a wedding album from your wedding day. This is your first family heirloom and your one keepsake you will have forever to remember your wedding.

When selecting a wedding photographer you should look for an album that best represents you and your new family. Wedding albums come in all shapes and sizes. Questions you should ask. Your wedding photographer 1) How many pages come in the wedding album? 2) How many images will be in the wedding album? 3) What leather options are available for my wedding album?
There are always a massive amount of options when it comes to album from paper types, page amounts, covers, font, style, layout, so be sure to communicate with the photographer before or after your wedding and go through each detail t ensure you have the perfect album.

Coverage

Something often overlooked when selecting a wedding photographer is the number of hours that will be offered during the coverage of your wedding. Typically you will want your wedding photographer to be with you to document all the moments of your wedding day. After all, that’s what you are hiring them for. That being said, typical coverage requirements for your wedding day should be about 8-10 hours.

Be careful here. Some wedding photographers offer cut-rate prices by offering you less than adequate wedding coverage for your day. These become hidden costs and once you realize it, it’s often too late.

Niall Scully Photography is a wedding photographer based in Wicklow, Ireland – offering wedding photography in the Wicklow, Dublin, surrounding area, and destinations worldwide.

For more information about this wedding photographer, please visit www.niallscullyphotography.com