Tips for choosing a wedding photographer in Sydney
Choosing a wedding photographer is a very important part of your wedding planning. You should research a number of different businesses / photographers and decide on whether the style and approach they have matches what you want from the photos of your wedding day.
A wedding photographer is an investment worth researching well because you will obviously only have ONE chance to have the photos of wedding taken! There are no second takes for your photos, and some moments only last a fraction of a second and you need your photographer to be ready and alert! Perhaps unlike other areas of your planning the photos that are taken will be something you will keep forever, so again, you need to get it right.
One of your best resources is people you know who have recently been married. Ask around, find out who they used and whether the experience they had with their photographer was a positove one. If you can, even look at their wedding album and ant reprints or enlargements they purchased. Do you like the photos and album color and construction? Are the photo colors bright and clear and all pictures in focus and dust free? Are the group photos nicely composed? Do the poses look fake, unnatural?
Another thing to consider is the personality and nature of a photographer. You want someone whom you can relate to, feel realxed around, and get on well with because you'll spend a lot of your wedding day with them! In fact, a photographer's personality can make or break your wedding and a good experienced photographer is patient, professional, friendly, and always smiling. Only this type of person can motivate a large group into action.
Meet a number of photographers as this will help you decide on their work, their personality. Then (or afterwards) you should sit down with them and plan your day in terms of the photography. It pays to have a plan because the day and the photography will be much more relaxed and memorable if you space things out and allow yourself to enjoy every aspect of the day, including your unrushed photo shoot. Take into account things like sunset times, travel to and from photo locations, traffic, and the booking times you've made for the ceremony and reception.