With so many wedding photographers, particularly across London, how do you choose the right one for you? Let’s look at some important deciding factors when choosing your professional wedding photographer.

Look at their website

All professional wedding photographers will have their own website displaying their photography style, concept and advertising their services. You can find students and new inexperienced photographers on places like gumtree but if you are looking for professional photos for your wedding there is no better place to start than at the hub of a photographer’s work place.

Look at their portfolio

On the wedding photographer’s website you can usually find their portfolio, or if they have a lot of experience you can find a sample of their portfolio. This will give you an opportunity to look at the photographer’s style and to see whether the photos are the kind of style that suits your own. Should you decide to book a consultation a professional photographer will always bring their complete portfolio for you to look at closely.

Look at their location range

Some wedding photographers are only based in one city, or even only part of a city, whereas others have and are willing to travel across the country or even abroad should you require their services. A London wedding photographer who is ready to travel across the world for their clients is a true testament to their dedication to their work.

Have a consultation

A consultation is a free meeting with your potential photographer which will give you a chance to see whether or not you have an important rapport with them as well as discussing packages and what you are entitled to in each. A consultation does not mean you have created a contract with the photographer already but is an important step in finding a good understanding for both you and the photographer to ensure the style and story for your important day.

Pay a package

Pay your wedding photographer in London based on a package not an hourly rate. You should agree on a package beforehand, ideally during your consultation phase, and this will ensure you of what you will definitely be getting such as a time schedule, number of photos, etc. This way a photographer’s work is not “done” by a particular time; in fact their work is only completed when their last photo is fully edited, printed and packaged to you. A truly professional wedding photographer takes care of you until the very final point.

Postproduction

As just mentioned, your wedding photographer London should take care of you and should be able to be relied upon from consultation to final product. But you should find out what your final product entails. Your gumtree student may only produce unedited photos but your professional wedding package should promise you a minimum number of edited and polished photos and depending on who you choose you may receive this as a USB data stick, a wedding album, or both and perhaps some beautiful packaging. Finding out these details is where receiving your wedding photos weeks after the magical day can be wrapped up in luxury paper and ribbon to be truly treasured and remind you that you chose the right photographer.

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