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Tips To Find The Perfect South Wales Wedding Photographer For You

This blog post is for couples who would like to get awesome wedding photos that honestly show how awesome they had their day. It will set you off on the right foot to find your perfect South Wales wedding photographer.

There are some most common mistakes couples make when booking their wedding photographer. This blog will help to avoid these pitfalls and help you get on the right path to finding a photographer who will meet your needs and takes amazing pictures of the most memorable moment of your lives.

This blog post is not intended to promote my photography. I will of course utilize my experiences as a starting point but in no way am I insisting that I am the only photographer you should consider. My style may not be suitable for your needs.

In other words, I’m not a photographer that does vogue style magazine shots, if that’s your thing then that’s cool but I’m not for you.

By following these tips you will discover the photographer who is right for you and you will get wedding photographs that really will tell the story of your day and capture you in your finest.

how to choose your wedding photographer

Tip 1

Have you liked them? Do they sound like someone you would like to invite for your wedding reception as a guest? You want the person you book to feel like a friend rather than “the aid”.
It is the most crucial aspect to take into account, they will be there to capture some of the most important moments of your life. The more relaxed you are with your photographer, the more natural and relaxed your wedding pictures will look.

If you don’t enjoy the person as a whole or you don’t seem to be able to connect with them, regardless of whatever amazing your wedding pictures look, they will be forever associated with the bad event you experienced.

The best thing you can do when you think you’ve found an artist who shoots in the style you are looking for is visit their “about the photographer” web page.

This page will give you an insight into them as a person, not as a wedding photographer.
If it’s full of stories of how they’ve enjoyed photographing people since they could walk and were raised with a camera in their hand they’re not telling you anything about themselves.

Statements like this don’t offer any clues as to what kind of person they’d like to have a chat with. Yes, they are able to take incredible photos and they know their gear as well as the back of their hand, but the only question you’ll be able to answer with this site is “Do I like this man or is he a dick”?

Tip 2

If their prices seem like they’re too good to be true this is likely due to the fact that they are. Seems evident, but you’d be shocked by the number of times people buy on price alone.

If someone is offering discounts of PS200 price reduction for a package that is at the lower portion of the spectrum, you should ask what the reason. I would say that if they don’t think much of their own work, would they even bother to talk about the work they deliver to you.

(There could be variations to this policy and it is possible to be lucky but do you really want to depend on luck to get something that can be forever a reminder of your wedding day)?

Tip 3

Be wary of wedding photographers who offer an “selection from styles” and/or “tailor the style of their photographer to your preferences”

This could mean they aren’t quite nailed down on their individual style yet. your wedding pictures could appear inconsistent or even worse.

The old saying “jack of all trades is master of none” is often true in these cases..

Tip 4

Wedding photographers can be booked quickly. The majority of photographers will take bookings two years in advance – more popular weekends in high season will be booked too.

From the time you were engaged, you began searching for wedding ideas and suppliers even before you set the date. You started following that one photographer that seemed to connect with you , and you can clearly see yourself in their photographs. You’ve liked their photos and shared their stories.

If you’ve arranged the venue and your wedding date is fixed and is no longer pencilled in your calendar as a possibility then nows the time to get in touch with the perfect photographer.

An additional tip to consider and this is the case for every wedding service you like the sound of If you’re interested in them, then book them straight away your intuition will never be incorrect.
In the 80’s rom-com “When Harry Meets Sally “I was aware of how you’d be able to tell the difference between a good and a bad Melon”.

Tip 5

Photographers will never cease to post, share and showcase their finest work. The first place you’ll find their work is social media. If they seem to be posting the wedding photos you’d like to see go to their website and look at their blog page , if they have one.

These blog posts usually showcase an entire wedding day, you may be lucky and come across a post that shows a wedding taking place in your preferred venue. There is a need for consistency in the photos, the showcase shot is stunning and looks amazing in a frame or as the center pages of your album , but in the event that the rest of the photographs aren’t as good or don’t adhere to the same design, be cautious. A handful of stunning photos will not make lasting memories.

Extra tip – Don’t fret that your photographer hasn’t been to your wedding location before. Good photographers will always do review prior to the big day , and they will search out the best spots for photographs. It’s not often that they shoot in blind. Wedding photographers are very flexible (it comes with many years of weddings that have been working where factors like the weather or light are able to change quickly, particularly if you get married in Wales)

Tip 6

Real brides’ reviews.
The majority of photographers have an area for reviews on their websites (I do) It’s a great starting point however, they’re not going to publish negative reviews.

Look through Google reviewsas well as FB reviews , if you have them. A good way to determine is to determine if the reviews that they post on their various platforms match with weddings they’ve written about, so you can witness how the wedding was executed and why it got a rave review. Also, look out for reviews that provide more than “She/he has provided us with amazing photos”.

If the reviews of their customers constantly comment regarding their capability to be a part of the day , or assist you relax and those are the things you are looking for, then you will be onto a winner.

Ask your married friends too they will be honest about it, but be sure their photographer is also someone who matches what you’re looking for. just because your best mate who is a fan of vogue-style pictures gushes over their photographer does not necessarily mean that they are able to provide the more relaxing fun pictures you’re looking for.

Tip 7

Talk to them. in the chaotic times we live in, it may not be possible to meet your photographer prior to booking the photographer. But, a simple phone call or a zoom call can allow you to discover the photographer you choose and if not, at least confirm they’re an actual person.

Zoom calls can be slightly strange to begin with, but most of us have gotten used to them over the last year, when you chat with them, do they make you at peace and make you smile? do they inquire about your wedding, not make a huge sale on wedding prices prior to being requested to talk about them.

One of the most enjoyable gatherings I’ve ever had hardly talked about weddings at all we just conversed and had a good time. I had a chance to spend the first 10 minutes of the meeting talking about computer games and comics with the groom at this point, I was pretty sure they would be the perfect fit for me. (They booked me too).
The majority of people can tell if they like a person within the first few seconds of talking with them so just because their photos are gorgeous, if they don’t like them , they might not be for you.

This is not an exhaustive list of rules and don’ts. But by following these seven tips you will be well on your way to answering the question about how to pick the right wedding photographer.

Every person’s needs will differ in the way they would like to be photographer, but you must that you should trust your instincts.

If you feel comfortable with them and appear to be getting along, make an appointment before anyone else does.