When it comes to your wedding day, to put it simple, it is one day with many variables. No matter how big or small your wedding is and no matter if this is your first or third time, you may have questions.
So, today I have put together some of the most common questions I get from couples when planning their wedding.
How Much Should You be Spending on a Wedding photographer
When it comes to the cost of a wedding photographer, you will find a variety of options but on average, typically 10% of a wedding budget is spent on the photographer.
It is entirely up to you how much you can spend and what kind of photographer you are looking for.
In a previous blog dedicated purely to the cost of a wedding photographer in Perth I discussed a few things to consider. It is crucial to understand what service you get, the different tiers, and how to decide what price is the right one for you.
Are You Having an Outdoor Wedding
Western Australia in general and Perth and the South West specifically have some incredible options when it comes to wedding locations. If you do choose to have an outdoor wedding, you would want to consider a number of this including:
The hair vs the wind
I previously spoke about the importance of understanding the wind flow and the impact it can have on your wedding day and photographs, so finding the right position is extremely important.
In addition, make sure your photographer has visited the location in the past and is familiar with the shady and sunny spots that will impact their work on the day.
Choosing The Right Photographer
When it comes to your wedding photographer, the most important thing to keep in mind is that you like their work and like their personality.
Every photographer is different and the more your personalities match, the better the photos will turn out.
Your wedding day is very exciting but typically you will always have moments that can be a little intense so you want someone behind the camera who understands you and can calm the nerves that you may be feeling on the day. Previously when speaking about choosing the right wedding photographer I also mentioned the budget as a factor couples must consider.
When to Book Your Wedding Photographer
It is fairly common to begin planning a wedding within one or two years from the actual date. This gives the bride and groom time to have everything in place and give all the guests plenty of advanced notice.
I highly recommend though first booking a venue and locking in a date as that will make your decision a lot easier.
If you believe you still have plenty of time and it is too far out to contact photographers I would still recommend reaching out.
You may find that they are already taking bookings for that time frame. If not yet, many would put you on a waiting list and let you know when they are taking bookings for the time frame of your wedding. You can read more here about reaching out to a wedding photographer.
Should You Also Hire a Videographer
This is a question I often get from couples and my advice is yes. I highly recommend also having a videographer as it allows you to have every detail of your wedding day captured.
In a seperate blog about wedding videographers I mentioned that while a picture says a thousand words, having your wedding day captured on video allows you to reconnect to the many emotions and sounds of your wedding day.
Last but not least, there’s plenty of information out there to assist you with planning your wedding day.
As a wedding photographer who has taken part in many weddings over the years I can safely say that every couple is different so I highly recommend taking your time.
At the end of the day you want to do what is right and what works for you.
If you have any questions regarding planning your wedding or wedding photography, feel free to reach out at Sev’s Weddings. It would be an honour to help.
Wishing you all the very best.