How to Choose a Wedding Photographer [Infographic]

Your wedding photos will stay with you forever – a precious memento of your special day. Choosing from the many wedding photographers out there can be difficult. Here is an infographic giving you some advice so you know exactly what to ask before making a decision.


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Preserving the memory of your wedding is almost as important as the big day itself. That’s why one of the most important things to get right is your wedding photographer. They are the ones responsible for capturing your magical moments on film so that they can be remembered forever. With that in mind, here are five important questions that we feel you should always ask your photographer.

“How far in advance do I need to book?”

You will find that the most talented and sought-after photographers will be booked over a year in advance. If there is someone you simply MUST have, make sure you get in touch with plenty of time to spare.

“Can I see some completed albums?”

Don’t base your decision purely on highlight reels and a web gallery. Get a feel for a potential photographer by seeing what a full album looks like. If the full photo-shoot is just as good as the highlights, then you know you’re on to a winner.

“How many photographs do I get?”

Is it a fixed number for the whole event? Do you get a certain amount per hour? Make sure you know what you’re paying for so that you’re guaranteed to get the most important moments on film.

“Do I keep the proofs, or do I have to buy them?”

This is a matter of the rights to the images and will be laid out in your initial agreement. Be sure to ask the photographer if you are looking for specific image rights and be prepared to negotiate.

“What happens if the photographer falls ill?”

This is a rare disaster, but it can happen. Fortunately, photographers who are members of professional bodies will have access to support systems that can arrange a replacement for you should the need arise.