Choosing A Wedding Photographer.
Once the confetti has blown away, the wedding cake has been eaten and the honeymoon is over comes the exciting time to receive your wedding photos. Your wedding photos are something you’ll keep forever so you need to make sure you get the perfect photographer for you.
Your walk down the aisle. The first look from your dad when he sees you for the first time. Not forgetting about the reactions from your guests at the revelations during the speeches. These are just some of the moments you’ll be able to look back on. Remembering one of the happiest days of your life. Not just now, but in years to come. This is why choosing a wedding photographer is such an important decision to make during your wedding journey.
There are common types of wedding photography style. Reportage photography is also known as photojournalistic or documentary photography.Traditional or formal wedding photography. Contemporary photography which will feel more like fashion or editorial photography combined with reportage.
We actually prefer not to label our style of photography, as we find it’ s a mixture of the above. We absolutely love photographing weddings and we do so in a relaxed and natural way. This will focus on the “in the moment” natural things as your day goes on, but will also include some non-posed wedding portraiture. This means we can really tell the story, in photographs, of your very special day.
For us it is about your wedding day, which will be completely different from the wedding we photographed last week.
Once you have found the photographers whose style and method you like – how do you choose?
One great way is to see if any of your friends or family have used the photographers or been guests at weddings and had the chance to see them at work. Another way is to see what others have said about the photographers. This can be done by checking out reviews or testimonials that have been written by previous brides & grooms.
Some of the testimonials and reviews written about us go into some detail about what we are like, how we are on the wedding day and the service that we give to our couples.
You can read what our previous couples have said about us by clicking this link here.
Meeting in person.
Probably the most important piece of advice we can give when choosing a wedding photographer. This is the only way that you can get a real feel for the photographers personalities and work they produce. Questions you may have will be answered at this point. Are we relaxed with them? Will they photograph what we want? Have you photographed at our venue before? What do we get in your package? Can we see an album you supply?
These plus many other questions will be answered at this point, remember there is no such thing as a daft question.
Whilst we try and answer many of these questions here on our website, you can click here to see these.
We do however, actively encourage people who enquire about our services to meet with us. This is the best way to see if we are all a right mix for each other.
If you would like to get in touch with us to arrange a no obligation meeting you can get in touch by clicking this link.
Book a pre wedding (engagement) shoot.
Not many people have had the experience of being professionally photographed. A great way to see how your photographers work is to book a pre wedding photoshoot. This is a brilliant way to get comfortable in front of the camera and get to know your photographer.
Whilst not an essential, but you’ll be so much more comfortable on the day if you’ve not had some experience of being photographed by your chosen photographers beforehand. 100% of our couples who may have been slightly nervous about being photographed, told us how relaxed the photo shoot made them feel. They were so glad they chose to have one.
A pre wedding photoshoot can also be booked to help you make up your mind about a photographer you have in mind. There is nothing wrong with making a small investment, booking a pre wedding photoshoot, to make sure that you all get on, so that on your wedding day you will know that you have made the right choice in your wedding photographers.
If you like the idea of a pre wedding photoshoot, you can see some more of our pre wedding photoshoot photos by clicking this link.
What do I get for our investment?
We do appreciate that everybody is working to a budget. That said we have heard many times before “I wish we had paid for a professional photographer” and “my friend offered to take our pictures whilst they are Ok they are not the best”. Memories of one of your most memorable days are at steak here. We would urge you to if at all possible, to budget accordingly to include a wedding photographer who you love.
Wedding photographers offer a range of products / services with their photography packages. These will include length of time spent photographing your wedding, second photographer, how the photographs will be supplied to you, choices of wedding albums and deals on prints. The list goes on.
We feel that your wedding day starts with the preparations goes on through the day and finishes with the dancing. Due to this our wedding photography packages are all day.
We come a team! Two photographers give you more options throughout your day, including different angles and perspectives.
We offer do some creative photos for you. This could be using the sunset, flashes or coloured gels or maybe a combination of all of these. This provides a uniquely creative photo just for you.
We offer you the choice of the highest quality and luxurious wedding albums. Each is hand made for you to showcase your precious memories.
Your photographs available to you in a digital format, with exclusive offers on photographic prints and wall art.
We love photographing weddings from preparations.
To the dancing.
With everything in between.
With some creative moments thrown in too.
There are just a few questions you might want to ask yourself before you confirm your booking.
- Do we have a good rapport with the photographers?
- Do we trust them to take the best pictures of our day?
- Will we feel comfortable with this photographers?
- Is the price and the level of service what we are looking for?
We hope that this has been of some use and if you would like to get in touch with us to chat further please just get in touch.
Graham & Bridgit
And Ever After Photography.
Proud to have photographed at some of the best wedding venues in North Yorkshire & County Durham including: