What personal attributes are you looking for in a wedding photographer?
- Personal – approachable, fun and professional.
- Flexible – able to adapt at short notice. Having forethought and organisational skills i.e. have a plan of when and where to be.
- Problem solve – if things go wrong I don’t won’t to know about it or notice.
- Unobtrusive – To be able to capture natural shots without bothering guests.
- Passion and genuine care for his work
What do you look for when choosing a wedding photographer?
- Recommendation – This is key and would point me in the direction of a photographer in the first instance, however I would not go solely on recommendation. I would definitely have to look at his portfolio/past work…
- Past work – I don’t like shots that are too staged and posed. Subtlety is key. The ability to catch a personal moment that the subject was unaware was captured. Shots of conversations, greetings, shared emotions are the elements that would interest me.
- Personal skills – I would have to like the photographer and be sure that he/she could get the most out of the guests. A sense of fun and humour are a must but this must be balanced with an unobtrusive focused approach.
How did you go about choosing a wedding photographer?
Luke ticked all the boxes above. Outstanding Past work, personal skills and came highly recommend.
How important is recommendation to you?
It would lead me to look at his/her work.
Who else in the bridal party has had a say in your choice of photographer/photography?
Just the bride and myself.
What part of the day is most important to you?
- The arriving of guests, anticipation
- The music
- The speeches
What aspects of your wedding day are you most keen to capture?
The classic group shots are a must but are definitely not the most important aspect for me…
- The following situations are what I would like to be shot in detail
- Bride getting ready, seeing her dad for first time
- Me welcoming quests
- Ceremony shots including Confetti shots
- Pictures of musicians playing
- People interacting during the reception
Are there any aspects of the day you don’t want captured?
No I don’t think so.
Are you nervous about any aspect of the day? If so, has this affected your choices concerning photography?
I would be most nervous about the ceremony, and trying to hold emotions in check. I would not mind this being photographed however – I won’t even be thinking about photos at that point.
Are formal wedding party images important to you?
It is nice to have group shots etc, and I would be upset if I didn’t have them but they would not be my favourite aspects.
How are you planning to showcase your images? Album, Social media?
Album and a couple in frames at home. Wouldn’t mind if some were on facebook etc but I wouldn’t put the whole set up. Happy to have photographer use them, as he feels best.