Choosing a wedding photographer can be tough. There are some great photographers out there who have lots of experience and who are very passionate about their work, but there are also so many people out there who pick up a camera and say they can do the job and can do it for cheap!
To me, cheap initially sounds great, but is it?
I've been photographing weddings for 10 years now and have been to fantastic venues and met some great couples. My work has gone from good to great and I feel as though I can always do better, so I'm always trying to keep up to speed with modern photography.
For me, personally, the second most important thing about wedding photography is quite simply, getting on with the bride and groom to be: how do I do this? Before their big day, I'll usually meet the couple only a few times, it's vital we hit it off, so in order to get to know them and find out what their needs are, I ask questions; how they met, how long have they been together, colour schemes, themes, how many bridesmaids, groomsmen, guests there will be and getting in there with the nitty gritty details, I also need to make them laugh and be charming.
Getting the couple to trust me behind the lens is just as crucial so I always offer a free pre-wedding shoot which is usually at their chosen wedding venue, if you have a laugh and have fun together then this will always make them feel comfortable and any awkwardness needs to be out in the open and in the rear view mirror, the aim for me is getting to that "trust" stage...
Anyway, my point is, there's more to just picking up a camera and saying I'm a wedding photographer and charging you for it! The pictures I take involve trust, personality and most of all...LOVE!
Please check out my work : )