Choosing a wedding photographer can be quite tricky: the stress over planning the ceremony, the reception and getting everything in order, can trick the couple into making the wrong decision. And you might be thinking that “What if my wedding photographer is not that great? It’s not that big a deal!” But you might want to think again!

Collaborating with the right professional is extremely important, especially if you consider that wedding pictures is all that is eventually left when the wedding day is over. When the years have passed and the memories of the day have somewhat faded, your wedding photographs and video are the only thing to remind you all the details you have probably forgotten. And the last thing you want is to be left with pictures that do not quite portray their wedding day as you have experienced it.

So, deciding correctly on the right wedding photographer is a significant task you should allocate time to, when planning your big day. But how do you go about it?

The first thing you need to take into account is the photographer’s style. Take a look at their portfolio: are the wedding albums of other couples the way you’d like your wedding album to be? Are the pictures mostly artistic or edgy? Do they look spontaneous or classic? Most probably the wedding photographer will be able to offer you any style you want, but do the pictures you see talk to your heart? Find a photographer that you think will be able to capture the elements you want to remember from your wedding, in the style you prefer!

Having seen the photographer’s portfolio and decided that you like their work, an essential thing you need to tick on your list is how well you communicate. Your wedding photographer will be capturing your whole wedding day. So, apart from understanding what you’re expecting of them, they need to even be able to make you feel relaxed or comfortable when you are too nervous to pose for a picture. After all, the wedding day can be quite stressful for the couple – hence, good communication can lead to great collaboration and help the prevention of any conflicts!

But just because you’ve found a photographer you get along with and like their job, doesn’t mean you have a deal. Ask about the technical detailsof the service they will provide: how long will it take for the wedding video and pictures to be ready? What is their budget and how they want to get paid? You need to take details like these into consideration, so that you don’t have any unpleasant surprises along the way.

Keep in mind that your wedding photographer is there to capture the most amazing day of your life, so choose wisely, work with them, trust them and the result will be wonderful!