So there are a lot of photographers out there to choose from. Instagram has opened up a huge market and it can be pretty confusing. Even in Northern Ireland the market is saturated. There are so many different styles, abilities, experience. How do you know what’s the best? In my honest opinion I don’t think it comes down to style, experience or ability, it comes down to who is the best match for you. Please please don’t get me wrong, I think you should be able to look at their work and feel confident in their technical ability. There are a list of questions you should ask, including whether they’re insured, have back up gear, a back up plan if they’re sick, but all reputable photographers will be able to answer those questions with ease. In fact, most will answer these questions on their websites to save any hassle. After that, it comes down to finding someone who you will feel comfortable sharing the biggest day of your life with. Who will be able to make you laugh and feel relaxed enough to be yourself around. Would you invite them to your wedding? Will they add to your day and your experience? If you find a photographer who you feel comfortable with, you will look at your photos much more fondly. Similarly if it’s awkward, tense or unpleasant, those negative emotions will be associated with your photographs and devalue them completely for you.
So you’re planning your wedding and you’ve seen all these amazing photos on Instagram. You want your photos to be just as incredible, if not better. Of course you do, and so you should! These are your lasting memory of your day. You’ll spend a lot of time and money on your wedding, and your photos will be the key to those memories for decades to come.
So how do you get the best wedding photos? Is it just a matter of finding the best photographer? Spending as much money as possible? Here are my top 5 tips for getting the best wedding photos possible.