Three Tips on How to Choose a Photographer

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How to Choose a photographer…
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Three Tips on How to Choose a Photographer

Photography is a huge and important part of your wedding and is often the next thing that couples turn their attention to after booking their venue.
Where do you start?
Here are our THREE key steps to choosing a photographer....

1 STYLE
Research their style of work; Traditional, formal, posed, documentary, reportage or stylised.
Check out their website, social media and ask your venue for samples of their work; albums or links to weddings shot there.

There are a variety of photographers on our website - Click here to check out a selection of real weddings here at Cote How.

Real Weddings2Photo by Lorraine Oates


2 REVIEWS
It is imperative that you like them! You need to feel confident that you will get on with them and feel you can trust them to get the job done too. Check their reviews and in addition to looking at their star ratings look for more personality driven keywords, friendly, relaxed, quick, flexible.

Barn Courtyard Evening

Photo by Rachel Joyce

3 PRICING
There is a vast array of packages & pricing out there, so research a few to get a feel for what to expect. If you are worried about budget, then rather than choosing a cheaper photographer, ask whether your preferred photographer could cut the coverage by maybe offering a half day rather than a full one. Fewer greater shots would be more desirable than thousands of poorer ones!

Browsing the photos in the wedding barn at Cote How By Simon Hughes

Photo by Simon Hughes

of course once you have decided on your preferred photographer you may now need to:

4 DATE
Check your date is available

Sunrise on Loughrigg

Photo by Derwent Photography

5 RAPPORT BUILDING
Personality is so important, so sometimes a phone call or skype call ahead of booking is wise.
Once booked trying to meet up is always a good idea. This is not always easy, especially if not local, but can sometimes be arranged as a pre-wedding shoot or an engagement shoot. This allows time to get to know each other and helps put you at ease behind the camera. A successful pre-shoot will also allay those nerves and build trust that your photographer knows exactly what you are looking for and how best to work with you on the day.

Outdoor barn wedding ceremony set up

Photo by Chris Freer

Wedding Planning 2

Photo by Tom McNally


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