Wedding photographers

Some wedding photographers do work from their shop premises, other people from their homes. Some take on all types of photography (such as industrial and commercial photography), while many others focus on portrait photography. Some companies photograph many, many weddings a year, others maybe 20 or 30. Some advertise on a huge scale; others very little.

Some are members of official associations. Sadly, none of these are criteria for telling a good wedding photographer apart from a poor one. You also want someone who will print photographs onto good-quality paper; you could even have them as posters!

How to prepare

Begin by asking around: ask your family and friends. They may be able to give you details of photographers they have used who have been good (or not, as the case may be!), or the names of other photographers they are aware of.  Look out for the logo of the Guild of Photographers.

When the wedding date is established, phone around and work out which photographers are available on that date. Since most weddings take place on the Saturday afternoons between April and October, most photographers become booked up a year, or even two years, in advance.