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Booking your Professional Wedding Photographer

Booking your Professional Wedding Photographer


Congratulations on your wedding plans. The time has come to consider your photographer.


Employing a professional photographer for your wedding day is a wise move that should be considered an essential part of your budget. This is where you can look back on your wedding day, which was captured live as it happened. These memories are very personal to your special day and can be viewed with joy and happiness.


Only a professional will capture your day by your style and wishes. Many couples may ask friends to take photographs on their mobile phones due to budget constraints; however, please realise there is no substitute for professional experience.


You would also be advised to view previous work, which will give you an idea of their photography style and may influence your decision-making. It would also be advisable to check out the photographers’ client reviews, generally found on their website, Social Media profiles and possibly Trustpilot.


You should also ask photographers if they are fully insured, as the venue may request their documents to be sent to them. I suggest that you carry out your due diligence.


The couple should then have an online video call or face-to-face meeting with your photographer to ensure you have a rapport with that person and to satisfy yourselves that they will deliver according to your requirements.


This is also an opportunity to discuss the prices and packages available with the photographer. Please do not be swayed by the cheapest; consider all the mentioned factors. This is the biggest day of your life, and you should ensure the photographer will tell your story how you would like it told.


You must ensure you receive a professional contract with terms and conditions stating the hours provided on a particular day, how long it will take for the final product to be delivered, terms about cancellation and postponement and stating that they are fully insured.


There is no substitute for experience, so booking a professional is advisable. Once you are happy with the contract, go ahead and sign on the dotted line, and start working closely and regularly with your professional photographer.

Page from a fantastic book to help plan your perfect wedding:

Waterman, Jonathan. Your Complete Wedding Experience: 12 Questions and Answers guaranteed to enhance your Wedding day (p. 19). Independently Published. Kindle Edition. Available on Amazon

Booking your wedding photographer
Booking your wedding photographer


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