So, you're ready to say "I do" and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Congratulations! Now, let's talk about one of the most important decisions you'll make for your big day: choosing the perfect wedding photographer.

We're not just talking about someone who takes pictures, but an artist who will capture the genuine moments of joy and love in a way that's uniquely you. So grab a comfy seat and let's dive into the world of photography, style, experience, priority, and that never-ending discussion of budget versus value.

Buckle up, lovebirds!

Style: Find Your Photographic Soul Mate

Your wedding is a reflection of your personality and love story, so it's crucial to find a photographer who speaks your visual language. Are you dreaming of a classic, timeless look? Or perhaps you're more into a whimsical, free-spirited vibe? Take a moment to envision how you want your photographs to feel and look. Then, immerse yourself in the portfolios of different photographers, and let your heart guide you. Trust me, when you find a photographer whose style resonates with your soul, it's like finding your photographic soul mate. They won't be at your wedding as a supplier, they'll be the most involved friend on your guest list!

Experience: Capturing Memories Like a Pro

While love can conquer all, experience can conquer challenging lighting conditions and unexpected moments. Look for a photographer who has documented countless love stories and knows how to navigate any situation with grace and a keen eye for detail. A seasoned photographer will anticipate those magical moments, like the tears in your parents' eyes or the stolen glances between you and your partner. They'll also know how to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera, allowing you to truly shine in every frame.

Priority: How Much Magic Do You Want?

Every couple is different, and so are their visions for their wedding day. Consider what you prioritise when it comes to photography coverage. Do you want the full package, capturing every moment, from the butterflies in your stomach while getting ready to the wild moves on the dance floor? Or are you more interested in having stunning shots of the ceremony and reception?

Communicate your desires and expectations clearly with potential photographers to ensure they can bring your dreams to life. 

Some photographers offer a more limited range of services, while others will capture all the major events.

If you’re not sure what kind of coverage you need, ask yourself these questions:

  1. If I could do it all over again, would I want to see every moment captured? Or was there something magical in the moments that were just between us as a couple?
  2. Do we want candid photos or posed ones?
  3. What are our priorities for the day (and beyond)?

Budget vs Value: Writing Your Love Story Within Reach

Ah, budget, the fun topic that loves to make an appearance at every wedding. I've been there, got the T-shirt - I get it, planning a wedding involves a careful balancing act of expenses. But here's the thing: your wedding photos are not just a line item on your budget; they're a timeless investment in your love story.

While it's tempting to go for the cheapest option, remember that quality and expertise come at a price. Splurging a little on a skilled and passionate photographer will make a world of difference, ensuring that your memories are preserved beautifully for a lifetime.

Don't be afraid to explore the various packages and options available, as photographers may have options to fit your budget without compromising on the magic. 

You're going to eat your cake and the flowers will wilt - your photographs will last a lifetime! 


In the End, It's All About You and Your Love Story

Choosing the perfect wedding photographer is a bit like finding the missing piece to your puzzle.

It's about finding someone who understands your vision, captures the authentic moments, and tells your unique love story in a way that makes your heart skip a beat every time you flip through your wedding album.

Hopefully after you've read this and we had a chat, you've come to think I'm the right photographer for you, but if not - that's cool!

If this blog has helped you with some of the questions in your mind - great!

So take your time, follow your instincts, and let your love soar through the lens of an incredible photographer. 

This is your adventure, and finding the perfect photographer is just one step on the journey to creating everlasting memories. 

But don't take too much time! I forgot to mention, photographers are one of the suppliers that book up super super fast so get in touch now to check your date!

Happy hunting!

Thanks to Steve Mulvey & Cheryl Richardson who have captured me in various poses over the years!