Wedding planning takes an awful lot of thought and preparation. After all, it’s for what should be that ‘one special day’. With so many things to remember, such as booking the venue, flowers, dresses, suits, photographer, catering, and music, the list can seem endless.
With some much to consider, and often everything snowballing as the actual date draws near, you can easily overlook asking that vital question, as you are swept up in the activity and excitement.
When you book your Liverpool wedding photographer, or a photographer from a town or city local to you, here are a few things to make sure you ask:
Know your budget
No matter how many times you remind yourself, it’s easy to get caught up in checking out different photographers before you have worked out how much you actually have to spend. Set your budget, stick to it and don’t spend more than you can afford, or less than you deserve.
View photographer’s existing work
With the power of the internet, so much research can be done online, but it’s important to actually meet the photographer. Many now offer a pre wedding shoot, which provides the opportunity to get to know the photographer and ask to see some of their work that is not on their website.
Remember that the photographer will play an important role in your big day, so it is important that you get along and feel comfortable and relaxed in their company.
Think about your style
Another important thing to remember when you are meeting with your potential wedding photographer, is what style of photograph you are looking for. Budget is really important, but so is getting photographs you will love and treasure. Many people are so focused on their budget that they do not check out the photographer’s favoured style.
Consider you style, and the style of the photographer, and talk through your ideas. The best photographers are happy to accommodate the wishes of their clients wherever possible, as long as the quality of the photographs is not compromised in any way.
As the bride and groom, you will know what is going to be happening and when during the course of the day – after all, most of the time, you have planned it – but don’t forget to talk through the days running order with the photographer. It will help them to be organised and ensure that no shots are missed if they know what the day will look like, and who will be where and when.