11 May

5 Things Your London Wedding Photographer Must Have

You have probably heard this a thousand times already when you are planning your wedding: the photographer is one of the most important aspects of the day. Consider that your photos will last long past the day itself, and that they will be treasured memories of the celebration, and you will realise that it’s true. But don’t panic. Choosing the best photographer for your London wedding does not have to be stressful. Here are some of the things you need to look out for when you are putting your shortlist together.

1. Experience

Your photographer must have experience shooting weddings, and preferably in London if that is where you are getting married. But don’t think that the photographer with the longest track record is necessarily the best. If someone is too busy they may not be able to give you individualised attention. It matters that a photographer puts their energy into your wedding, and uses the experience they have to give you the best shots.

2. Testimonials

When choosing a wedding photographer London offers such a wide choice it is a good idea to check out people on your long list by asking for testimonials, looking for reviews, or asking friends and relatives for their recommendations. Beware of automatically going with someone your family has recommended, however, as every wedding is different and someone who is right for one couple may not be right for another.

3. Experience with your Venue

This is not essential, but it can be helpful if a photographer has shot before at your chosen venue, particularly if it is distinctive. It can be helpful because they know the places to take the best shots and the specific angles and lighting that work. But since London has so many different venues it might be difficult to find a photographer who has previously worked where you plan to have the wedding.

4. Excellent Sample Photos

Choose a photographer who can show you examples of the beautiful shots they have taken at other weddings. You need to choose someone with a style you like, which will of course be different for everyone. Ask to see a variety of different shots and not just the standout ones as you need to know what your whole day will look like.

5. Good Equipment

You need to know that the photographer will be able to handle any kind of weather conditions and lighting. If all the photos you see are in bright sunshine and with no clouds, ask to see other examples in greyer weather. You can’t count on sunny skies for your wedding day, particularly when you are getting married in London.

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