Top tips for booking your wedding photographer
"It’s important that you get a great vibe from your photographer, feel comfortable around them and love their work before booking. Any questions you ask should be met with a warm welcome. They should give you a clear indication of the breakdown of fees for the entire day, what’s included within your package and what you’ll pay in terms of the deposit.
"Talk to them about their style and the type of shots you want for your wedding. Be mindful of how expensive your supplier is. If you’re aware of their prices in advance, then this will help you avoid any disappointment further down the line. Discuss your budget with them, as they may be able to tailor a package to suit you.
"Booking in advance is key. This is normally around nine months to one year before the wedding. Photographers tend to get booked up at peak seasons, such as summer, so to get exactly what you want, it’s always good to book early.
"Your chosen company should have public liability insurance. If you’re not sure, then ask.
"Ask what they cover in the event of a cancellation or emergency. COVID-19 has been a prime example of that, and they should agree to reschedule at no extra cost. Should you need to cancel or postpone, then speak to them as soon as you can. Providing they have availability for your new date, then your reservation should be updated.
"Ask to see examples of their work if you feel you haven’t seen enough. Your photographer should be more than happy to provide you with this.
"Get to know them. Ask why they love what they do and ensure you feel comfortable and relaxed around them. After all, they will be capturing one of the most special days of your life."