How To Choose The Right Wedding Photographer

There are so many factors to consider when choosing the right wedding photographer. Nonetheless, it always about how significant memories are to you. Some couples think that having someone to photograph their big day is merely a way to remind them of the day. But there are others that consider it as an art form that tells your love story.

If you are that someone who would love their love story preserved in the next 20 years or so, it is highly recommended to book a professional wedding photographer. However, keep in mind that having a pro would mean a steeper price tag.

So where do you start looking for the right wedding photographer? My Manawatu Wedding has provided a few tips on how you can choose the right wedding photographer for your wedding.



Start looking ASAP

If you want to have a seasoned photographer to capture your wedding day, make sure to book them as soon as you have decided the date of your wedding. It is also important that this applies too for weekend or holiday weddings.

Note that top photographers are booked all year round. So it is advisable to do your research to hire the right wedding photographer for your once-in-a-lifetime event.




Start your research ASAP

If you want to book what’s best for your wedding, do your homework as soon as possible. Check your potential vendor’s website, their social media platforms and their blogs and features. From here, you can start narrowing down your list by checking client’s reviews, their style, and their price tag.

Another way to check a photographer’s work is to check other former brides’ wedding blog. You can see the result of the photographer’s work plus you can reach out to the bride to ask questions about their experience with the vendor.


Meet the potential vendor

Once you have narrowed down your list, contact them and schedule to meet them. Know that this is an important part of the selection process. This way, it will help you determine which of them is right for your wedding.

Don’t forget to ask them to bring their portfolio and their sample wedding album so you can have a look closely. While doing this, let them know how you see your wedding and ask them questions on how they plan to achieve it.



Lastly, make sure your personality connects. You wouldn’t want to work with someone you can’t relate to, am I right?


Compare Prices

It is important to know what services you really need. Do you want an extra album, fine prints, a backup photographer etc.? Prices vary if you want just a few or you want everything put in a tab. So when you are conducting an interview, don’t fail to mention this and the estimated price that goes with it. Moreover, ask how many hours of coverage does it cover.


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Have a sample contract

In scheduling to meet your potential vendor, ask them to bring a sample contract with them. This way, you can read over legal details of what exactly are you going to get when you avail of their services. Also, don’t forget to discuss the ownership or rights over the photos taken.


Make sure to follow these tips in choosing the right wedding photographer for your big day. Let us know if you have other tips on how to choose the right wedding photographer by sharing it in the comment section below.


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