Photographer's advice

This is a extract from a professional photographer re wedding photography
The Digital camera was probably invented by a wedding photographer. Seeing the results instantly he or she can head home knowing they’ve got the job covered.

Suddenly there are thousands of wedding photographers where there used to be dozens.

As a result, a whole new style of wedding photography has emerged.

And I’m not referring to the photographer turning the camera at an angle to make the image look “artistic”. Nor does taking thousands of photographs on motor drive constitute a job well done if they are just a bunch of “happy snaps” taken by a photographer who thinks your wedding is a fashion shoot.

I’m referring to a style which makes your jaw drop, takes your breath away, captures passion, love, emotion and includes
the surroundings. And yet the photographer remains a subsidiary as opposed to the centre of attention on the wedding day.

So how do you find such a photographer?

When you find a style that excites you search to a local supplier who has that style.

Be prepared to pay for Experience.


Don’t be fooled by offers of a DVD with all the images so you can print them yourself. Any photographer who lets their work out to be “home printed” is more interested in Quick Cash than Quality Control. And while couples have great intensions of making their own album, they usually get as far as uploading their top 10 photos on Facebook, giving a few dreadfully printed copies to their parents and the rest end up lost amongst their CD collection.


Your parents wedding album probably looks as beautiful today as it did 30 years ago. And this proves that “simple” is the key.

Put the time into your choice and don’t skimp on the price. Remember when you wake up the next morning, your wedding album is the only thing you will have to show for all the money you spent on the big day, everything else will have been eaten, died, returned to the hire shop or destined for eBay.