Aside from your venue, your wedding photographer will be one of the biggest expenses of your wedding day. After all, once the vows have been said and the cake has been eaten, your photographs will be the reminder of your day.

Choosing your perfect photographer could be a daunting task, but here are some tips to help you make that decision.

It’s a good start to ask friends or family for recommendations. If a photographer has done a good job for them, then they’ll do a good job for you. Have a look at their websites and see if you like their photography style.

You can search by location on the internet as well. Don’t forget that before and after the wedding you’ll have to meet up with your photographer. Unless you’ve completely fallen in love with their style, you may not want to be travelling miles to meet them.

Once you’ve done your research, make a short list and arrange appointments to see at least three photographers. This is so that you can see their work in albums and so that you can see if you get on with them. After all, they’ll be with you for a big part of your day.

When you’re contacting them to make appointments, give them as many details as possible – the date of your wedding, your venues and how much coverage you think you’d like. This is so they can tell you if they’re available.

When you’ve booked your chosen photographer, it’s a good idea to let the other ones know that you’ve booked someone.

Unless you’ve booked an engagement session with your chosen photographer, you’ll probably see them next just before your big day. So you can relax and concentrate on getting all of the details of your day sorted.

Written by Gillian Cross at Gillian Cross Photography

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