Updated: Aug 5, 2019
Finding a wedding photographer is no easy task, especially now a days with the development of great technology and the rise of Instagram. It's vital to hire a professional
to capture your most previous moments & not fall for the cheap option of using someone you know who dabbles in photography. Below you will find some of my tips for what to look out for when choosing your perfect Cheshire wedding photographer:
• Make sure you have seen your photographers portfolio!
I know this seems very simple however there are plenty of photographers who use stock images for social media posts or blogs which can fool you into thinking that is a picture they have taken and edited. You need to be careful with this and always look at their portfolio and ask for previous wedding galleries. Taking one good photo per wedding is easy but taking consistently great photos & having the knowledge and skill to edit images in a certain way, requires skill.
• Look out for common traps
When I say full day wedding photography coverage, I mean full day. I will shoot from the beginning till the end! Don't be fooled by some photographers who advertise full day but they actual mean 5 hours. Always confirm with your photographer what their meaning of a full day is prior to booking.
• Don’t believe everything people say
“I’m the best wedding photographer in Cheshire”, “I’m voted Nantwich's #1 photographer”, “I have hundreds of awards!” ...... In the UK there is no single official governing board for professional photographers. There are multiple organisations and groups in which you can pay to become a part of or request to join. You will notice the difference between a photographer who is great at their job and recognised for their talent with multiple awards rather than one who states "Best Wedding Photographer in Cheshire" with nothing to back up that claim.