We all know that picture says a thousand words, and when it comes to your wedding day you want those words to be wonderful and to truly represent all the emotions. One day when you look at your wedding photographs, you want to remember all the details and feelings from that day. In order to have photographs that powerful, you need to find a perfect wedding photographer, with whom you will have a perfect understanding. 

 

Before you start searching for the wedding photographer, you and your partner need to agree on what wedding photography style you want. Do you prefer spontaneous, documentary photographs that capture the moment exactly the way it was or you are more into classic portraits? Or maybe you want your wedding photographs to be small pieces of art? Whatever you decide, be sure that the chosen style represents your personality and that both you and your partner are happy with the choice.

 

 

 

Image source: www.markandersonphotography.co.uk

Now, when you have an idea what you are searching for, use the help of the internet, but also listen to the recommendations of your friends. Read reviews on websites, forums, and check out the portfolios of the recommended photographers. And choose those with whose photographs you feel a connection, for an interview.

You have to meet your potential photographers in person! Take a look of the entire wedding albums that they have worked on, not just a couple of photos from portfolio.  They can be amazing photographers, but that they still don’t get what you want. So, set up interview with shortlisted photographers, and get to know them to see with which ones you can collaborate. They will be telling the story of your wedding day, there has to be a click between you! This is also a great opportunity to discuss everything- from fee to copyrights.

 

If you have time, it is always a good idea to test the photographer by arranging the engagement shooting. This way, you will make sure that your choice is the right one.

If you have time, it is always a good idea to test the photographer by arranging the engagement shooting. This way, you will make sure that your choice is the right one.

Once you have made a definite decision, sign a contract that defines every single detail! Let your photographer know as much as possible about your wedding, your expectations, style. “I always meet up with the couple before the hand to find out exactly what they are looking for from me. Next I like to visit the wedding venue to decide what will make the best pictures”,  says Glasgow wedding photographer Mark Anderson.

 

 

 

What qualities you are looking for in your wedding photographers? Tell us in the comments!