Choosing a wedding photographer can be a daunting task, as they are responsible for capturing your special day and providing you with memories that you’ll cherish for years to come. In this journal post, we’ll provide you with some helpful tips to keep in mind when searching for the perfect documentary wedding photographer.
Where to look for a documentary wedding photographer
Start by getting recommendations from friends who have recently gotten married. Check out their photographer’s work and see if it aligns with your style. You can also browse through Instagram and Google to find photographers in your area. For instance, if you’re looking for a documentary wedding photographer in the Cotswolds, search for “Cotswold wedding photographer” on Instagram or Google.
Consider your photography style
Consider the style of photography you like. Each photographer has a unique style, ranging from bright and airy to dark and moody. Some may have a more classic documentary approach, while others might take an editorial stance. Look through their portfolio to see if their style suits your preferences.
Ask to see a full wedding gallery
Once you’ve found a wedding photography portfolio that you like, ask to see a full wedding gallery or a real wedding they’ve shot. This will give you a better idea of what to expect and how they capture a whole wedding day, from start to finish.
Get to know your potential photographer – and trust your gut!
Have a conversation with your potential photographer. It’s essential to feel comfortable with them, as they’ll be with you for most of the day. Ask them questions about their approach to photography and how they handle certain situations. It’s a good idea to have a video or phone call before booking to get to know them better.
Trust your instincts. If you’ve narrowed down your choices to a couple of photographers, go with the one you feel most comfortable with. You’ll know which one you can see being with you on your wedding day.
Consider booking a pre wedding shoot with your documentary wedding photographer
Consider booking a pre-wedding shoot. It’s a great way to get to know your photographer and get some beautiful images before your big day. This is particularly helpful if you’re camera-shy as it allows you to see how your photographer works and makes you more comfortable around them.
By keeping these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to finding the perfect documentary wedding photographer for your special day. If you’d like to talk all things wedding with us, drop us a message here.