You have set a date and chosen your venue the next and possibly most important decision you need to make is which photographer to use. These days there are many options available with numerous different styles of photography to choose from.
The reason I decided to write a piece about this topic is that if you are considering having your wedding filmed Your choice of photographer becomes very important as choosing an inexperienced photographer can impact on the quality of your wedding film.
We are highly professional, amenable and always are polite and courteous to whoever we end up working with but I cannot stress the importance of choosing a professional.
Over the years we have seen family friends who kindly offered to take the pictures suddenly panic as they realise what a huge task they have taken on and not only miss crucial shots but also realise they are not able to participate in the day as a guest as there is simply too much to do!
We have also worked with photographers that have delayed the proceedings considerably as due to inexperience it was taking them too long to organise all the group shots. At one wedding we were filming at the wedding breakfast was delayed by 2 hours due to a photographer not coping!
There is simply not enough time on the day for shots to be taken twice so we always let the photographer take control. Here our some top tips and some useful questions to ask…
How experienced are they?
How many weddings have they shot?
Will they come up with imaginative ideas for pictures?
Ensure that you know what style of photography that you want.
We suggest choosing someone who carries back up cameras (as we do). Make sure they have a strong enough personality to take control of the day without being over bearing.
If you would like some recommendations please do not hesitate to ask.