Wedding photography as we previously mentioned in our last article about the best do’s and don’ts of wedding planning was high on our list as one of the most important aspects of the day. It’s critical to your day and every aspect of your day generally tends to center around something as important as wedding photography. It’s hard to know where to draw the line with costs on wedding photographers as they all carry different price ranges and all carry and possess different sets of skills which makes it ever harder to choose.
So the main thing to consider from hiring a wedding photographer really is to just consider exactly what you want from a wedding photographer. There are a lot of things that could impact your decisions and that really depends on what kind of coverage you would like and what kind of photos really string a cord with you. It’s extremely popular at the moment to get photographers that are classically and traditionally trained and go for a more posed approach. This could be seen as a bit of an old school approach to photography now days, but there is still a growing demand for this kind of photographer in the UK. Especially in areas such as London and the North where this kind of photography seems to still be a firm favourite.
A lot of this kind of choice still depends on geographic location as well. Really where you are in the UK as it is still very popular to have a traditional approach in some places, this seems to be less so in areas such as London and Cornwall however. This is mainly in part due to the growing craze of reportage and documentary wedding photographers and the way that they are changing the scene of wedding photography throughout the UK. This does seem to be a growing trend for this approach to wedding and there seems to be a lot less formal, stuffy and posed wedding photography these days. Reportage wedding photographer as well as documentary is simply just shooting in a storytelling manner and really capturing what is happening on your wedding day rather than what could happen and posing and staging events of the wedding day. It’s extremely popular as it’s becoming more and more awkward these days to have posed photographs as everyone wants something a lot more unique and not the same old tired style of shot over and over again.
There is a lot of originality in shooting in this manner as it really is completely unique to each wedding. if you aren’t setting anything up and just watching and waiting for what is going to happen on the wedding day then there is more chance of you getting photographs that have never been taken before and this is why this trend is so popular. It’s extremely popular among wedding photographer Cornwall because it really is a very fresh scene in Cornwall, there is a buzzing and extremely vibrant wedding case at the minute growing every year. There is some 5000 weddings held in Cornwall and Devon nearly every year, so it is generally at the forefront of wedding trends.
It’s interesting to note that Cornwall seems to be very at the forefront of wedding photography trends due to it being a very trendy and such a well-established area for wedding venues. So it is with no doubt that trends are defiantly set here and these can make the biggest difference in the industry as a whole. So it is a good approach guiding your wedding photographer choices. So it really is up to you just how you want to sculpt and guide your wedding day as to what kind of thing you choose, its always good to keep in mind that even though some wedding photographers in the South West are expensive; it doesn’t mean this is a sign or quality. There are some extremely expensive photographers who aren’t as good as some of the un-experienced ones. Although saying that, some of the new ones aren’t great either. The best piece of advice is to decide exactly what you want to achieve and then to really approach photographers that resonate with your ethos and have the right kind of approach to how you envisage your wedding day going and then ask them nicely to see a full wedding as an example.
It’s all very good seeing highlights of some of their best wedding work but really you need to take a look at a typical example of what you will actually get from your wedding package. It shouldn’t be a real problem for any wedding photographer worth his weight in gold. They will all be quite okay with showing you their work and should actually be quite proud of it. It’s a good way then to see the bulk of the photos they take; this is where you will generally see what the majority of their photos are like. If all of there photos are amazing, then you know you are onto a winner. If it’s just a few stand out images then you know to avoid that photographer completely. Any photographer should be able to show you this sport of wedding via an online gallery without the need to meet them in advance. This is a good approach as you should be able to know the bulk of their work before you get to meet them. Once you are happy with the standard and level of their work, then you can take a view to meeting them in person. This is a definite must when planning wedding photography. You should definitely meet all photographers first and if you do then you will be able to see if it will be awkward on the wedding day.
We really hope this helps you decide on what a good wedding photographer is and how to find them. Don’t Burdon yourself finding one and be ready to share the load with your fiancé and indeed friends and family. They will be able to help you decide who is best for you.