Choosing your Bristol wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make when planning your big day. You’ll be spending most of your wedding day with this person so it’s really important you make the right choice. Here’s my own checklist to help you choose your Bristol wedding photographer.
It’s important you find a photography style that will compliment your own wedding day. A style that you will love now and still love in 30 years’ time when you’re old and grey. I’d always recommend making a shortlist of suitable wedding photographers that capture your chosen style and then get in touch. Whether it’s documentary, contemporary, traditional, quirky or creative. The choice is yours.
My own photography style is a mix of contemporary and relaxed portraiture using natural light photography. Capturing beautiful portraits alive with vibrant colour and magical wedding moments that are rich in emotion and celebration. You can find out more here.
Make sure your chosen Bristol wedding photographer has the appropriate level of experience for capturing weddings before you book them. Ask to see their wedding portfolio, both online and in print. The more experience a wedding photographer has, the more confident you’ll feel that they’ll deliver for you on your wedding day.
I’ll always talk with my client a few times before their wedding day to ensure I’ve noted the key moments and check nothing has changed. I also have a wedding shot list in my kit bag for each wedding I capture, so nothing will get forgotten.
If your chosen Bristol wedding photographer has the necessary experience, they’ll also have client testimonials and references. Ask to speak to previous clients, making sure they were delighted with the service your Bristol wedding photographer delivered on the day and thrilled with the wedding photos once they received them. I’m lucky to have the most fabulous clients and you can see some of their testimonials here.
If you’ve now chosen your Bristol wedding photographer and love their photography style, it’s always worth browsing through their wedding portfolio to check the quality of their work. You can do this by looking through their portfolio online, checking latest blog posts, or reviewing wedding albums and prints from their collection. Every wedding photo should be exceptional, in its own way.
I’ll always aim to tell your wedding story as I see it. Capturing all the magical moments throughout your wedding day. And, once you’re married and off on honeymoon, I’ll be busy editing your wedding photos to ensure they have a consistent look and feel.
It’s really important you trust your wedding photographer to capture the biggest day of your life. I’d always recommend that you meet up with your photographer a couple of times before your wedding day arrives. If they can answer all your questions with confidence and make you feel completely at ease, this is a great start.
If you choose me as your Bristol wedding photographer, you’ll discover that my service goes far beyond just arriving on your wedding day. We spend time together beforehand, so I gain an understanding of you as a couple, your relationship and what makes you special. I take time to understand what you want from your wedding photography and take note of any special shots you’re looking for. On your wedding day, I’m relaxed and friendly, and enjoy blending into the celebration to capture all the precious details in a natural and unobtrusive way. See what some of my lovely clients have to say about me here.
If you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Bristol or any other area of the UK, please read more about my services and get in touch.