Devon Wedding Photographer.
Are you getting married in Devon, perhaps in Torquay, Paignton or Brixham? Who will be your wedding photographer? I’ve put together a list of six things you should consider when choosing a wedding photographer.
#1 HAPPY RELAXED PERSONALITY
When choosing a wedding photographer, you are appointing more than just a photographer for your wedding day. You’re hiring a wedding photographer that will be with you, your family and friends all day on your wedding day. Personality is a huge part of the selection process and shouldn’t be overlooked or discounted in any way.
Sometimes a wedding photographer’s personality can set the tone for your entire wedding day which can impact your wedding photography altogether. More often than not, you will be working with your wedding photographer for a year or longer in some cases. By the time you factor in your initial consultation, engagement photography session and post-wedding photography, and albums.
Wedding photography is a very competitive industry and that keeps me on my toes! While the price is always a factor when selecting your Devon wedding photographer, it shouldn’t be the only thing that matters. It’s quite common to hear horror stories from brides who chose their wedding photographer based purely on their price and in turn could turn out to be an unwise decision in the end. When all’s said and done, your wedding photography will be all you have to remember your wedding day by.
Something often overlooked when selecting a wedding photographer is the number of hours that will be offered during the coverage of your Torquay wedding. Typically, you will want your wedding photographer to be with you to document all the moments of your wedding day. After all, that’s what you are hiring them for. Typically, an average full-day photography package should fall between 8-10 hours.
It’s worth being careful as some wedding photographers offer cut-rate prices by offering you less than adequate wedding coverage for your day. These can then become additional costs and once you realize it, it’s often too late.
#4 AESTHETIC PREFERENCES HAVE CHANGED
Yes! It is changing and always will. Wedding photography was different even five years ago and it will be different five years from now.
I think a big part of what allows a wedding photographer to continue rising and improving their standards is the willingness to grow and be a lifelong learner. It’s certainly an amazing privilege to be able to provide memorable photographs for couples on one of the most spectacular days in their lives.
Noticeable changes currently are that couples are looking for more cinematic, romantic and artistic imagery that is technically well-executed, beautifully lit and with modern post-editing. Overall, I think that couples’ ideas, taste and aspirations for their photography is forever developing, and they look for photography that can stand out a little from the crowd.
#5 NUMBER OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
How many wedding photographers will be there on your day? Nearly all events benefit with at least two wedding photographers. This assures that your wedding photographer is focused on working with your group and directing the day which then allows the second wedding photographer to cover other groups socialising and having fun.
By having two Devon wedding photographers present, your wedding day photography coverage can best be met while ensuring that nothing gets missed from your big day.
#6 WEDDING ALBUMS
What will you do with all your images from your wedding photographer? Most people opt to place them in a beautifully designed wedding album that your wedding photographer should provide you with. Don’t underestimate the importance of a wedding album from your wedding day. This is your first family heirloom and your one keepsake you will have forever to remember your Devon wedding.
Other important reasons to display your photographs in an album (rather than on a USB flash drive and technology is quickly evolving) are to preserve your unique memories in a beautifully printed, easily accessible storybook of your day.
Sue Vaughton at ForeverFotos is a wedding photographer based in Torquay, Devon offering wedding photography throughout Devon, Cornwall, Somerset & Dorset and destinations worldwide.