Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and your wedding photographs will be the treasured memories of that special day. Therefore, it is essential to find a professional wedding photographer who can not only capture the essence of your big day but also bring a peace of mind to both of you. Having a good wedding photographer allows you to fully immerse yourself in the experience of the day knowing you will have beautiful photographs to immortalise these moments in the future.

Here are the top things wedding couples should realistically expect from their wedding photographers/photographs and what they can do to get the wedding photographs of their dreams.

1. Book Your Wedding Photographer Early

Do your research and hire a professional wedding photographer with a good reputation and reviews.Wedding photographers can only cover a limited amount of weddings and can get booked up very early. So start looking out for wedding photographers as soon as possible.

Find a photographer who's portfolio and working style speaks to you and your vibe. This person will be working closely with you and your family throughout the entire day so hot tip - find someone easy to work with and someone you can trust professionally.

2. A Pre-Wedding Consultation:

Your photographer should offer you a pre-wedding consultation to understand your needs and preferences. Communicate your vision , preferences and your timeline to your photographer. If you have certain must-haves photographs or venue rules, it is also a good time to let your photographer know. The photographer can advise how much time you might need for certain activities, the best time for outdoor photographs and how to maximise your timeline for the best photography output.

I send out a wedding questionnaire to my clients prior to the wedding so I can better understand what they want and prioritises, This will enable me as the wedding photographer to make decisions on my toes during the actual wedding day when a thousand things is happening at the same time.

3. Do an Engagement/Pre-Wedding Session with the Same Photographer

It is not always possible but I would always recommend couples do a pre-wedding/engagement session with their wedding photographer beforehand.

This will not only allow you to get to know the photographer's working style better, your photographer can also help you find your best pose/ angle so replicating it during the actual wedding day would just be a piece of cake - beautiful photographs assured!

4. Professional Tools and Plan:

A wedding photographer should be professional, courteous and have the necessary equipment and backup gear to capture your special day. A professional photographer should arrive with a good idea of the timeline and with a prepared game plan. They should also be able to handle any surprises that may arise and remain calm under pressure.

5. A Creative Eye:

Your photographer should have a creative eye and be able to capture unique and stunning shots that reflect your personality and style. They should be able to find the perfect angles and lighting, and know how to pose you and your partner to get the best results.

On the other hand, be prepared to work with your photographer to achieve the best photo. If we request for you to move to your left or go outside for better lighting, please accommodate (of course, only within reasonable limits) our request as we cannot achieve good pictures by ourselves.

6. High-Quality Photographs:

Your photographer should deliver high-quality, edited photographs that will stand the test of time. They should be able to capture both candid and posed shots, and provide a good mix of variety.

7. Timely Delivery :

Your photographer should deliver your photographs within the agreed timeframe that should be stated in their contract with you. They should keep you informed of their progress and provide regular updates

8. Relax and enjoy:

After all of the above, it's time for you to relax and enjoy the moment. Trust your photographer to capture all the special moments and memories so you can relive them afterwards.

In conclusion, hiring a professional wedding photographer is an investment in your memories. By setting realistic expectations and communicating your vision, you can ensure a photogenic and stress-free experience on your big day.