Choosing a photographer is an important first step toward capturing all those special moments which will happen on your wedding day. Here are a few ideas we hope will help choose the right photographer for you.
In selecting your wedding photographer you should be looking at their past work to display their their technical knowledge. In addition to that, you should also be looking to see if they possess creative and communication skills as well. The most successful photography result will need to draw on all three of these skills.
The most obvious ability to look for is the skill set of a portrait photographer, who is able to diligently arrange people and exhort them to look their best for that "perfect shot".
Next, there is the skill-set of a documentary photographer. A good wedding photographer needs to be able to act as your “photo-journalist”. This is someone who is alert. You want someone who is on the lookout for candid shots of friends and relatives without being invasive. These shots can capture special moments that you will be able to cherish forever.
Another important skill to look for is the photographer’s ability to communicate clearly. Are they able to do this, yet still make people feel comfortable and relaxed? You want your photographer to be friendly, engaging and able to flow easily in the background during your wedding event.
Here is one other helpful hint to help your photographer the best they can be on your special day. During your formal shots you don't want to be distracted and you do not want your photographer to get sidetracked.
How about appointing a “people herder” from one of your groomsmen to keep the guests away at this time? This will help keep everybody “focused” on what needs to get done. Your formal shots will be completed sooner, have a better result, and you will be able to return to receive your guests with grace.
The best idea of all is for you to spend some some getting to know all our exhibitors at the Exeter Showcase, so you can discover the many great options you may choose from!