Getting Married in Nottingham?
Nottingham is a fabulous, picturesque, and multi cultural city. It’s got plenty of beautiful wedding venues, churches, mosques, and temples that you can choose depending on your religion and culture. It is no wonder that there are tens of thousands of marriages every year in the city and its peripherals.
Finding The Right Wedding Photographer in Nottinghamshire
If you’re getting married in Nottingham you’re probably looking for a wedding photographer who knows the city well, has a fantastic portfolio, great reviews, and is able to photograph your wedding the way you want. As most couples these days you’re probably also concerned about the costs a little bit. You understand that your wedding photography is an important investment but you don’t want it to cost you a fortune!
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Important Tips and Suggestions For the Future Bride & Groom
- Do not hire your friend just because he/she purchased a good DSLR. This doesn't automatically mean he or she is a good photographer who is capable of photographing your wedding. Too often couples want to save big on wedding photography and ask a friend who is a keen enthusiast to photograph their wedding day only to regret this decision later. Using similar analogy you could say that someone who has got a good set of chisels will make a great wooden sculpture. Tools are important, of course, but it is much more important how they are put into use. Practical knowledge of an experienced wedding photographer is irraplacable. I've seen pro photographers who failed at weddings because as they claimed later it just wasn't their forte. It's a unique set of skills and know-how that can only be aquired with time and experience.
- Always opt in for a photographer with professional liability and indemnity insurance. It's extra security for yourself and your loved ones in case something goes wrong. If, God forbid, your photographer fails to deliver your wedding photos, you will at least be able to seek financial retribution.
- Always demand a wedding photography agreement signed by your photographer. This relates to previous point and it is of vital importance for both, the couple and the photographer. The agreement should clearly indicate the terms and conditions of service and all the relevant costs of your wedding photography.
- Don't be guided only by the price. There is a lot more to wedding photography than just snapping for a couple of hours on the day. There is a lot of work involved before and after the wedding. When the images are taken they need to be post processed which often takes a few weeks. There are some photographers that offer cheap wedding photography packages but they don't include any post processing. Every photographer that values his/her craft and clients will enhance all the images in Photoshop or Lightroom.
- Check the photographer's portfolio to see if you personally like the images. After all, you will be the one viewing these photos with your family most often, so before booking your wedding photographer ask yourself if this style of photography suits you.
- Find out a little bit more about the person behind the camera. Meet for a pre-wedding consultation to find out who you're dealing with. This is also quite important. Never hire a photographer that you don't get along with or you sense that he/she might be trouble. You should have a gut feeling that this is the right man/woman for the job.
- Read some of the reviews and testimonials from other brides & grooms who have used the photographer's services. Are they positive? Happy brides is a very good signal and if you're not very trustworthy ask your photographer for references and get in touch with some of his/her clients. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.