5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer
A good rule of thumb is when choosing a photographer for your wedding you should follow your instincts. Here are our TOP 5 TIPS for choosing a good wedding photographer.
1. Are They Professional?
An easily overlooked but vitally important question. In an unregulated UK industry awash with inexperienced and part-time photographers, taking some time to check that your wedding photographer is an experienced professional will pay you dividends and ensure that you get a great collection of photographs. After all, it is the most important day of your life. Trusting your memories to someone who may not know what they are doing is not really a good idea.
Silver Cloud Photography are a long established business and have over 25 years experience taking amazing photographs for their clients.
2. How Many Weddings Have They Photographed?
Wedding Photography isn't easy. It isn't just about taking a few good shots. Your memories are precious and if, at the end of the day, your photographs are poor and not what you wanted or expected, you, the bride and groom that suffer not the photographer. The photographer might feel bad if your photographs aren't good, but sadly, you'll be the ones living with them forever.
At Silver Cloud Photography, we have been privileged to have photographed over 150 couples wedding days in the past 8 years. When considering a photographer, ask to see at least 2 or 3 complete weddings that they have photographed to get a good feel for their style and approach. Anyone can show you a selection of random good shots.
3. Are They Insured and Qualified?
This is another reason to have a professional photograph your wedding. Part-Time photographers tend not to be insured as this adds an extra cost to doing business. If something goes catastrophically wrong, there won't be anything you can do. Silver Cloud Photography are fully insured carrying over £2 million pounds worth of Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance. We also carry Employers Liability Insurance to cover our Associates. It also goes without saying that not only to we bring spare camera kits to every wedding we photograph in case of equipment failure. We also have associates on standby available to step in to photograph a wedding in case of sudden illness or some other unexpected problem. This gives you complete peace of mind.
4. How Do They Supply You with Photographs?
Check that your Photographer will actually be giving YOU your Photographs and not just prints. Ask for them on a disk or a USB storage device. For example, we supply our clients with bejewelled heart shaped USB's in a personalised presentation box.
5. Are You Comfortable Around Them?
Probably one of the most important things to consider. Wedding Photographers spend way more time with a bridal couple than anyone else! Make sure you choose someone you like and feel comfortable around. After all this is your big day!