On their special, a bride and groom will want to make sure that all of their big moments are commemorated, which is where a professional photographer comes in.
As the job title suggests, a wedding photographer is someone who specialises in taking pictures of the happy couple on their big day, often covering the event itself and the reception afterwards. However, with it being such a big (and hopefully one off) life event, it is important to take the time to choose the most suitable person for this purpose.
Who to look for?
You will want someone who will work with you to create a lasting moment of the day. However, this should be a professional who will get it right first time, as there is generally only one shot.
There are a couple of things to consider when choosing a Manchester wedding photographer, or indeed one in any other town or city. Cost is a big factor, so you should work out the budget you have available to spend. You also need to consider the style and personality of the photographer for the big day.
Knowing what you want
It is important to remember that in effect the professional will also be a guest at your wedding, so consider the personality traits that you would like them to display. Ask to see their existing portfolio to decide if their style mirrors what you are looking to create, or browse their website. You need to feel excited about their work, imagining how your day will be translated through their camera.
An element of instinct is involved when choosing a photographer. Once you have met with them and asked any questions that you may have, you will probably have a gut feeling about whether or not this is person you will end up choosing. Listen to your inner voice.
Whilst the cost of the photographer’s services can play a big part, it is generally the last thing to be considered. Remember that this person is going to be given the responsibility of capturing the essence of your wedding day. Pictures will last much longer than the day itself, so make sure that you choose someone who will work with your ideas to create a masterpiece of memories.
There is no magic formula, as everyone has different tastes and requirements and every photographer is different in their style, so it is a case of finding the ying to your yang and working together.