Choosing your wedding photographer in 2023
We can’t believe we are saying this but we are now in 2023! and I think we are all kind of still stuck in 2019, it has been a whirlwind for pretty much everyone. But now its time to get excited and begin planning your dream wedding day and what better way to start than searching for the best South Wales Wedding Photographer.
Deciding on you wedding photographer is one of the most important choices you will make for your wedding day. We don’t say that lightheartedly either, with the wedding photos being the only tangible thing you will have to hold onto for years to come following your wedding day. They are the one key element that will write a chapter in your families story, take pride and place on your parents mantle piece and nanas sideboard. They are quite literally worth their weight in gold.
So choosing the perfect South Wales Wedding Photographer is crucial.
But don’t stress, we are here to tell you exactly how to do it!
How much does a wedding photographer cost?
Although we don’t like discussing money immediately, unfortunately this is one of the first things you should consider. The last thing we want you doing is finding a wedding photographer and falling in love with everything about them to then find out they are £3000 over your set budget.
The cost of your wedding photographer should be between 5-10% of your wedding budget. So if you have a budget of £30,000 for the full day then you can quite comfortably allocate between £1500-3000 for your wedding photographer.
Wedding photography styles
You may see terms being thrown about like documentary wedding photography or artistic wedding photography. These terms can quickly make the mind wander to ideas of photographers hiding in trees or creating the modern Mona Lisa. Thats why it’s so important to look at different wedding photographers work and look at the terms they describe on their website. Alternatively feel free to click on the two links below to see exactly what they both mean.
What is a documentary Wedding Photographer?
What is a creative wedding photographer?
A wedding photographers style is something unique and personal to them. We are all artists and we see the world independently of one another and that shines through in our work. It’s more than likely the reason you are reading this blog, because you an image caught your eye. It was a combination of composition, lighting, colour grading, emotion and so many more factors that stopped you and its that what we photographers call Our Style.
The big one! Above all else, this is most probably the single most important factor when choosing your wedding photographer. Unlike your florist, cake maker, wedding stylist etc., Your personalities really have to gel with your photographer. You will be spending 10+ hours on a very important day with this person who is taking photos of you; therefore, its important you can have a laugh with this person and most importantly feel comfortable around them. We want your photos looking natural and gorgeous!
Wedding photography packages
Wedding photography packages can be broken down into two key parts and they are:
This is the duration of time that your wedding photographer is going to photograph your wedding for. Some photographers work on a per hour basis, others offer a set amount of time with extra hours being optional at a cost and then the remaining wedding photographers offer all day coverage with no set time limits.
Every wedding photographer offers a package that they have tailored towards their desired couples and is therefore something to consider. Some wedding photographers offer printed items whilst others are solely digital; then there are those in-between like us! Take a look at our wedding photography packages here
We hope you found this blog useful! Feel free to get in touch if you think that we may be the right wedding photographers for your 2023 wedding!