50 weeks to your wedding – book a photographer

Your task on the wedding planning timeline this week is to find the perfect photographer.

The best photographers get booked up well in advance, so finding the right one for you is something you need to do as soon as possible.

How to find your wedding photographer

Search the internet for wedding photographers and have a look at their website – this is an excellent way to see their work and get a feel for their style of photography  – usually formal or reportage, and think about which style you prefer.

Many photographers include a calendar on their website showing their availability, so if the ones you like are available the next step is to check out the details of their charges.

If everything seems to fit so far, then you can make appointments with the 3 or 4 who appeal to you the most.

Things to discuss at the meeting

  • check that the photographer you are meeting with is the one who will attend your wedding on the day
  • as well as discussing their fees, make sure you are clear about exactly what services are provided within that fee, and what extras are available
  • ask whether an album is included, or is it just photos. Will you get a CD of the images too?
  • check how long after the wedding will it be before the images are ready to view. Will these be available on the internet, or do to meet up with the photographer for a viewing?
  • how long after that will the photos be ready?
  • establish how and whether you or your guest will be able to buy additional photos, and if so for how long after the wedding?

Your photographer will be with you for most of the day, so it’s important you feel totally comfortable and relaxed with them.


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