You can’t go too far without knowing how much you can afford to spend on a photographer for your wedding.
A good wedding photographer in Northern Ireland isn’t cheap but also shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. Start with your budget and adjust it to the market value of wedding photography prices in your area.
What Style Do You Want?
Do you even know that there are two main styles of wedding photography? Some photographers do a combination of both and some only do one style.
The two styles are documentary, where your photographer doesn’t do any type of direction and just takes pictures as they happen. This style allows for capturing a lot of candid and raw emotion as they happen.
The other style is pose work and this has your wedding photographer doing a lot of composition and directing of the wedding party and guest. Both styles are great but most people prefer a photographer who is good at both, while some might like one over the other.
We suggest that you head over to a site like Flickr and do a search for “Wedding” and take note of what you see. If you can find someone locally who can replicate that style, you are golden.
Book Your Photographer Now
The wedding season is quite busy for wedding photographers and it is hard to book one at the last minute. The earlier you book, the better things will be. Your photography expert, depending on the style that they shoot (documentary vs pose vs hybrid) might need to see your wedding venue and start to compose shots in their head to ensure that you get the best pictures possible.
So booking early allows for your wedding photographer to do this type of prep work.