Last week I wrote about why couples choose to book a photographer. I hope that it gave you food for thought, and also that this week’s will do the same.
This blog is a slightly different take on “how to choose a wedding photographer”. I know that has been written about many times before, but I hope to add some value to the discussion without repeating much of what has already been said many times over (and on the whole I agree with!)
You will have some wonderful memories of your big day and you will want to keep those memories alive. Your wedding album will be one of the few things that are part of the cost of the day that lasts well beyond the day itself.
Most of the advice that I read about choosing a wedding photographer focuses (pun intended) on the photographer themselves and of course their photography. I agree with that advice but there is often a vital consideration missed out. The album!
Recent advances in technology have moved wedding albums on significantly, the traditional single photo per page with a cardboard surround is now very outdated. Modern digital printing methods allow all manner of different album styles ranging from traditional to the ultra fashionable.
Picking the right photographer is very important; you need to pick someone that you get on with, someone who’s pictures ‘move’ you, someone who will invest their time in getting to know you and to understand what you want, not tell you what you’re going to get. But (and this is the big but) don’t you also want someone who will deliver an album that you will be happy to look through in 1, 10, 25 or 50 years time without thinking this album is soooo 2010?
So time for a small advert…I use Queensberry albums, because they are gorgeous, because they are handmade, because they ooze quality and because I am confident that my clients will still be looking at them on their Golden Wedding Anniversary and thinking “I love these images and I love the album that they are presented in”. Will they remember me? I hope so! Will they still love their album and remember the story of their day with love and fondness? Definitely!