22 Feb SUPPLIER SQUAD ~ Claire Graham ~ Wedding Photographer
When you book my services to assist with supplier sourcing, you will receive the guidance on how to pick the best wedding photographer for you however, if you haven’t got a planner to help guide you, finding the right wedding photographer can really be a minefield.
A photographer who’s work I have always loved is Claire Graham. Claire is an industry acclaimed wedding and editorial photographer, with a passion for crafting images with a statement of classic elegance, softness and simplicity. She creates photographs with a light and airy look combined with a timeless romantic touch and works throughout the UK + Europe.
Claire and I got talking recently and she asked to be a part of my Supplier Squad blog series. Honestly, it was a no brainer to include such a gorgeous supplier to my line up and I’ve been swooning at every click while trying to choose some of my favourite images for this piece.
So for those struggling on where to start while looking for a wedding photographer, Claire has kindly given some of her advice on ‘how to choose your wedding photographer’ to my readers! (Get ready to swoon at the images too!)
Claire… over to you…
How To Choose Your Wedding Photographer
By Claire Graham Photography
“So you’re engaged, congratulations! You must be so excited planning your momentous day and now you’re searching for the perfect photographer to capture it in all its glory! It can be overwhelming with so many photographers all specialising in different styles of wedding photography. So when it comes to choosing your wedding photographer, here are some helpful tips to consider.”
Your wedding day is one of the most cherished days of your life! So it’s only right, you would want all the memories of the day captured by a photographer whose work excites you and who you feel comfortable with – especially as you’ll be spending a lot of time together! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Research is key when looking for your photographer! A good starting point would be to study the style of photography that really resonates with you, is it bright/airy, dark/moody, etc? When examining the photographer’s work, establish how couples are posed, are they relaxed and natural or posed? In the images are you more drawn to a more clean and minimal image or a busy detailed image? Does the photographer work with natural light or a flash? Do they shoot digital, film, or a mix of both (hybrid)? By narrowing down all that appeals to you, will help shortlist potential photographers.
Try and get a feel for the photographer as a person, they need to be a good fit for you personality-wise. Many weddings last a whole day with some holding a pre-wedding/welcome dinner the night before, so you will be spending a lot of time together! So it important that you connect and feel comfortable with them as well as in front of their camera. The more comfortable you are, the more genuine you will look in your photographs.
An experienced photographer will not only bring skill to your wedding but can also adapt quickly to almost any situation with ease and with professionalism. In most cases, they can also assist in the smooth running of your wedding day. Experienced wedding photographers also have an understanding of international/local travel, insurance, the process for backing up images etc. Giving you the confidence of knowing that everything is being taken care of.
“So these are just a few tips for you to consider when searching for your wedding photographer. Remember it’s your day, your journey, and your experience, so choose a photographer that will tell your story in a way that matches your vision!”
A huge thank you to Claire for taking the time to write this post for my supplier squad blog series!
If you have any questions for Claire or would be interested in looking at using her for your wedding, get in touch here…