When choosing a wedding photographer for your wedding, one of the most popular search terms is ‘photographers near me’ as couples feel more comfortable in using a local photographer. Picking a wedding photographer can be a bit of a minefield as the industry is unregulated. There are institutions, associations and societies which a photographer has to reach a certain standard to become a member so it is always worthwhile asking if the photographer is a qualified member of one of these organisations.
I am a BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photographers) qualified wedding photographer and had to present my work to a board before gaining my qualification. Another question worth asking, is whether the photographer is recommended by any wedding venues as an hotel would not recommend a photographer that they would not be happy with. I am recommended by many venues including The Old Swan, Harrogate, The Crown Hotel, Harrogate, The Cedar Court, Harrogate, Weetwood Hall Hotel in Leeds plus many others.
Not only is it important to see the photographer’s work (making sure it is his work), but it is worthwhile speaking to the photographer on the phone and meeting up with him to make sure that you get along as the photographer’s personality and his people skills are very important. Above all, remember that it’s a wedding day and not a photo shoot, that way, you will enjoy the wedding and be more relaxed.
If you have any questions about wedding photography or would like any advice, please feel free to email me or you can phone me on my mobile (07812 390568) or phone me at my home studio (0113 266 3600).