When choosing your wedding photographer there are a many factors to consider before choosing the right one for you.
How much photography experience does the photographer have? When you meet with the photographer find out how long they have been running their business? what experience and qualifications they have? Even ask them how many weddings they photograph each year. Then get the photographer to show you sample wedding albums. From the sample album you will be able to see the photography style of that photographer and you can ask more questions from this.
Find out what packages the photographer does. If you are getting married mid week see if the photographer does any offers for the week.
Find out the various packages the photographer does and when deposits and final payment need to be made.
Ask the photographer to tell you what insurances they have and most importantly if they were ill on the day of your wedding what policies do they have in place and do they have a reserve photographer should this happen?
Go with your gut. You will usually find that the photographer you feel the most relaxed with is the one that you will feel more confident with on the day of your wedding. It is important to feel good about your photographer so go with your gut instinct. It is important for the photographer to be professional, relaxed and organised on the day if the photographer is relaxed then you relax more.
See at least three to four photographers before making your final choice of photographer. You will know after seeing this many which one feels right for you. It is important that you feel relaxed and confident with that photographer. Remember that it is always best to hire a professional photographer to capture your wedding photos. If you hire a friend who is not a professional photographer be prepared to expect a different result from your wedding photos.
Make sure you get a booking form completed with the photographer will all details on confirming times and date and receipts for any depositis paid.
Ask the photographer what professional bodies they belong too as most bodies with have policy and rules for photographers to follow for their business conduct.
How To Choose Your Wedding Photographer by Jenny Potter Photography