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by Christopher John Parry on May 2, 2016

Today I thought I’d give you some tips when it comes to choosing the right photographer for you, especially for your wedding. Choosing your photographer is one of the most important aspects of your wedding planning. You will be relying on him or her to capture the entire atmosphere and all the many details of your wedding – a day which can never be repeated.

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In my opinion, I believe there are 4 main factors to keep in mind when “shopping around” for your perfect Wedding photographer:


  • Reputation
  • Advertising
  • Cost
  • Your Instinct


  1. Reputation


Ask friends and family, particularly newly-weds for recommendations. A photographer’s reputation for delivery is usually a good indication of ability.


  1. Advertising


Research magazines and websites to find your photographer. Photographers with a higher profile will have their work published in magazines.


  1. Cost


As with most things, you get what you pay for. Beware of packages that seem too attractive. Digital photography has increased the number of dubious photographers offering cheap packages. More often than not this ends in disaster.


A good indication on how much money you should be spending on your photographer is 10% of your total wedding budget


  1. Your Instinct


This personally is the most important factor.


Contact the photographer and set up a meeting or chat on the phone. You will be spending a lot of time with him or her on your wedding day and you will need to feel confident in their abilities as well as feeling relaxed with their personalities.

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