Cheryl Landsberry – marriage celebrant

Choosing your wedding photographer can be daunting. Anyone with a camera claims they can do the job for you. After over 15 years in the wedding industry, I’ve come up with some tips to help you choose your photographer:

1. Is the person you are meeting the person who will be your photographer? With an owner/operator, you know that the person you meet with will be your photographer on the day. Avoid agencies who have a sales team to sign you up, then hire a contractor for your wedding day. They probably only hire qualified professionals, but you need to know that you will feel at ease with your photographer for the best results.

2. What is the turnaround for the photo delivery? Photographers work a long day on your wedding day, and the photographs need sorting and editing afterwards. There can be a backlog in busy times, such as Spring, when the photographer may have weddings booked every weekend. Choose a photographer who will have 2 or 3 gorgeous photos ready for you within a couple of days of the wedding so you can announce your marriage on social media.

3. There’s a fine line between too bossy and too relaxed. A chilled photographer is easy to get along with, but you don’t want to be standing around for precious time while your relatives amble into position for photos. A good photographer can direct the required family photos efficiently so you can get on with the celebrations.

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