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How to find & choose your Wedding Photographer in 9 Simple Steps

How to find


choose your

wedding Photographer


9 Simple Steps

Wedding silhouette partying at Warwick House.

There are many of wedding photographers in Birmingham and
the West Midlands, so how do you go about
choosing a photographer for you.

You deserve to have this beautiful experience thoughtfully documented

as you share the story of your wedding with family and friends

in the decades to come. Choosing your Wedding Photographer is a

major decision, this is the day you have been planning for and dreaming of.


What style of wedding photography appeals to you.

Browsing the image gallery will allow you to see the skill and vision

and it is important you find a photography that matches what you want.

Is it reportage, traditional or contemporary and creative.

Get a feel the types of photos you like and would want, do you just want to

relax and let your photographer capture the as it unfolds,

capturing the emotion of guests style is for you.


How experience is your photographer have they been taking photos for years,

Make sure they have a good few solid years of photographing weddings.

Weddings are very different to portrait shoots or staged shots weddings

are dynamic, it is a live event, an experienced wedding photographer will

know the flow of the day and know where to be at the right time to get

those amazing images.


You have chosen a possible photographer with the style you are looking for,

they have some amazing images on their website.

Now you want to see some albums, whole weddings that are complete.

You are looking for the style you love flows through

the total wedding album. Wedding photography is about a

beautiful story you will treasure for life.


Experience wedding photographers should certainly have

lot of testimonials and great references to show you

from previous wedding they have covered.

Wedding Rings on Silver.


Do they know your chosen venue? This certainly isn’t critical,

however it is an added bonus if they have, you can see

wedding photography they have captured there, and they will know

the knowledge of the best places and locations at the venue

for some great images. The venue may recommend and suggest photographers,

do check them out but also don’t feel restricted,

take a look at others and see if there are other photographers

that may suit you better .


There can be a wide range of prices between photographers.

Many will offer packages, ask what is included,

do they albums as part of the collections or is this an extra?

Do they charge extra for traveling? Ask for a quote for the total day.


Make sure you meet the photographer in person, ask questions,

look through their work, how do they come across?

Do you feel at ease with them? Do they answer all your

questions with confidence?

Make sure you feel happy for them to capture your wedding day.

When chatting with them you want it to feel relaxed, like chatting

to a friend. If you feel relaxed with them it will help for better

and more natural photos, you will feel more relaxed around them

when they are taking photos.

8.Time needed

Good photography takes time and it would be unfair to expect

your photographer to capture lots of family shots that you

want in only five minutes! Ask your photographer

how much time he or she recommends for the number of

formal photographs you would like and plan your wedding

Time Table around this.

The bigger the bridal party, the more time you may need.

9.Trust your instincts

Ultimately, go with your gut, love their work and

if everything else feels right, then you have found

the wedding photographer for your wedding day.

Now Find out more about the internation award winning

wedding photography of David Wadley Photographers

and how we can capture your amazing special day for you.