Your wedding photographs will serve as a reminder of the happiness and joy of your wedding day. Therefore, you need to find someone who will create masterpieces with your photos. Take your time in finding someone, but do it early, as many good wedding photographers can get booked up quickly.
Once you have a list of possible wedding photographers made up, and appointments made to meet with each of them, you'll need to interview them, just as if you were looking to interview a potential employee. While meeting with them, if you feel like you're being sold a product, rather than an opportunity to have some great pictures, then you can cut the appointment off and leave. You have no obligation to choose anyone until you're completely satisfied with your choice.
Ask to see their wedding photography portfolio to get a feel for their style & technique. If it doesn't match with what you want & like, then consider going to another photographer. Perhaps you want your pictures to be bright and colourful and dynamic, but the wedding photographer you are interviewing specialises in old style black and white type wedding photography. If so, move on - there are plenty of fish in the sea.
Also, make sure their photographs are recent. They may have done their best work 5 or 10 years ago and have been cruising on that past reputation. See what they are capable of now before you make that all-important final decision about who is going to be entrusted with taking your wedding photographs.
One last point to consider: often couples make the mistake of basing their decision on wedding photography entirely on price. In the end, you usually find that if you decide on price, you get what you pay for.
It is wise to keep your budget in mind when selecting a wedding photographer but it should not be an excuse to not do your homework and evaluate the quality and professionalism of the photographer. Remember, you will have to live with the consequences of your decision.
Your wedding is a very special day, and a great set of wedding photographs is a wonderful way to remember all the excitement and emotion of that day, so choose wisely and have no regrets.
At True Bride, we want to make this decision as easy as possible for you, so we've added a large range of Wedding photographers to our Wedding Directory, so that you can review which photographers are available to meet your needs, and where they are.
Just go to the Photography section of our Wedding Directory, enter your home postcode, choose the maximum distance from home you are prepared to travel to check out the Wedding photographers listed (from as close as your home suburb, through to all the choices available in your home state) and then click the Search Now button.
Once you get to your list of wedding photographers, you can browse through them, noting down contact details, or if you prefer, select individual ones to add to your very own Personalised Supplier List.
You'll need to become a member of True Bride (which is free) to use the Personalised Supplier List facility, but it gives you access to a great range of resources and tools (including all of our wedding planning tools).
Search our Wedding Directory for Wedding Photographer.
True Bride is one of the most comprehensive Australian wedding directories with over 15,000 wedding suppliers listed nationally.