Finding the perfect wedding photographer can be completely over whelming. There are so many styles of photography out there that you may have no clue where to start.
I want to share some tips with you on finding the right photographer for YOU…
Firstly, what wedding blogs are you attracted too? Which do you find you read the most? What wedding magazines are you buying?
If you find yourself reading blogs like Wedding Sparrow, Style Me Pretty and Love My Dress to name a few, you may want to look at finding a ‘Fine Art’ photographer. The same goes for magazines such as Geraldine Magazine, Style Me Pretty Weddings, Magnolia Rouge, Flutter Magazine and Belle Lumiere.
Petal & Blush specialise in Fine Art Weddings, so this is the ‘style’ I could talk all day long about. Fine Art weddings are opulent in style, elegance and beauty. They ooze luxury.
If Fine Art Weddings aren’t ‘you’, and you are drawn more towards blogs such as Rock My Wedding, Boho Weddings or Rock ‘N’ Roll Bride, you may want to look in to alternative/creative and documentary style photography.
I suggest really looking in to the Blogs and wedding magazines that you are really attracted too, read their posts (especially where they have featured photographers), then have a look at those photographers portfolios.
Also try putting together a secret Pinterest board, and pin anything and everything to do with weddings that you absolutely LOVE and NEED from your wedding photography. Once you have 100 – 200 images (or more, depending on how Pin-savvy you are), take a step back and analyse what you have Pinned as your inspiration.
You only need to take one look at my Pinterest boards to see what inspires me and the ‘look’ that I love! You can take a look at these here.
Yours will do the same for you. This will at least give you a starting point.
Then it’s all about finding a photographer whose style is perfect for you but can also cater for your specific needs. What do you want from your photographer? What are your expectations? What do their packages offer? Do you want a full days coverage or not? Do you want an album or prints included? How far are they willing to travel? Do they do destination weddings?
Read their blog posts, look at their portfolio, ask if they have a wedding photography brochure they could email to you.
There is a ton of valuable information right there ready for you to absorb on photographers websites. We spend so much time writing these for you and sit here worrying who is actually reading them – if anyone!
From real weddings to styled shoots, tips and advice for Brides & Grooms, recommended vendors, personal posts, features and more.
If all of the above sounds too time absorbing and you’re looking for a quick way to find a photographer, try looking on Your Perfect Wedding Photographer. It’s a site full of really great photographers ranging from different styles, pricing, regions and so on!
I hope this post has helped to give you a starting point as to what it is you are looking for from a wedding photographer. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments xo