"Choosing your photographer is exciting, but with so many styles, services and budgets to choose from, it can be overwhelming. Book your photographer 12-18 months before your big day. Keep in mind that due to COVID-19, many 2020 couples will have postponed their weddings to 2021, meaning a reduction in popular dates. It may also be worthwhile asking your suppliers what their terms and conditions are in the event of future lockdowns.
"There are lots of different styles to choose from, so the best thing to do is find the one that relates to your personalities. If you don’t like to be the centre of attention and don’t want to spend hours away from your guests posing for your photographs, then a documentary approach would be best. Your supplier will capture images discreetly, taking essential group shots and relaxed un-posed pictures. However, if you love being in front of the camera and your Instagram page can rival that of a Kardashian, you might want a more traditional/fashion-led photographer. There are, of course, photographers who are a blend of both styles, it’s all about finding the one whose work you love, and you feel the most relaxed around.
"With prices ranging from £500 to £5,000, it can be difficult knowing what’s a fair amount to pay. For me, this is simple, if you’ve found a photographer whose style you love and completely trust then they’re worth the fee they’re charging. A professional will have spent hours honing their skills, will be prepared for any situation/environment and have professional insurance."