Don't fret looking for a wedding photographer!
Over the next few weeks we're dedicating our Thursday news slot to finding the perfect snapper for you. Today it's Gatehead's Margarita Hope Photography…
Why should readers book you for their wedding?
"My photography is all about your wedding day and your love story. I love it when the couples trust my judgement when it comes to the photographs of their wedding day! I make sure to find out all the necessary info about the timelines, as well as their wishes and expectations. I always ask my couple, 'What are your perfect wedding photographs?’ and I love that they take their freedom in the response. I never leave a wedding without knowing that my couple will have a beautiful album. Whatever it takes!"
What's the one top tip you can share with readers when looking for a wedding photographer?
"When checking out wedding photographers, look for their blogged weddings, as you will have a feeling of how they tell a story. Do not limit yourselves just at the couples portraits. If you feel like their overall aesthetics are to your taste, that’s awesome! At the same time, if you fall in love with any particular shots that they took, save them for reference and inspiration, but do not be too fixated to get the same shots on your day as there are so many variables!"
Any other advice?
"You don’t really need for the photographer to have worked at your venue before, as long as you like the look of their work in similar style venues. The weather and time of year will make that particular venue look different, also, your wedding day is not like any other wedding day!
"Think well about the timeline of the day, too. Is it a spring/summer wedding or a winter wedding when the days are short? In December it will be important for the ceremony to be earlier in the day, to ensure there’s enough hours of natural light outside to fit in your portraits, as well as the family shots, if you’re after natural-looking photographs. If you are dreaming of a candlelit ceremony on a dark winter afternoon, let the photographer know when enquiring as not everyone will be able to capture it well. At the same time, in late spring and summer, when the days are long, check what time the sun sets if you wish to have those golden hour photographs, as not every photographer will stay past the first dance – and you’ll realise the sun sets hours after that. In general, when enquiring, let the photographer know as much about your plans as you can, as this way the photographer will be able to advise if they are ‘right for the job’, too!"
To book visit http://www.margaritaphotos.com