How to Choose Your Wedding Photographer


It is a day filled with excitement, joy, and sometimes a little sadness when a family member or friend who is no longer with us is not there to share our special moment. What is there to know when looking for a Wedding photographer? With prices ranging from a few hundred pounds to many tens of thousands, how do you know if they are the best for you?

Over the past few years, there have been a plethora of people offering their services as wedding photographers, many of whom have had no training, no insurance, don’t use expert equipment, and don’t have enough copies to be prepared for all eventualities. A specialist photographer will have all of the above and this post is a quick “help guide” to exactly what to look for to answer the questions you may want to ask when choosing a wedding photographer. This is not a definitive guide, just an overview of what to look for.

Look on the Internet

researchA quick search on some of the major search engines will allow you to find an overwhelming array of options. For example, if you type the search terms “wedding photographer” into Google, you will get millions of results. The reason is simple: if they are on page 1 or 2, then they have taken advantage of designing, optimizing, and positioning their website well to make sure their products or alternatives are easy to find for potential clients and brides, and grooms.

Visit Their Websites

websiteAlways focus on images over website design. For a few hundred pounds you can have a stylish-looking website. Never forget that a website only shows the content that the photographer wants you to see. Usually, only the best photos are discovered, the ones they want to show off their skills with, look at the website beautifully. Look around and find out exactly how many different weddings there are.

Some industry organizations only require photographers to pay an annual fee to join and then allow the photographer to use the exact logos of the organizations on their website. Some companies don’t have membership requirements, so you don’t have to look for a camera next to your grandmother who doesn’t know anything about photography if she wants to. Do your homework and take a good look at business organizations, because they are not all the same.