5 things that you need to know when selecting a wedding photographer in Sydney

Here are 5 things that you need to know when selecting a wedding photographer in Sydney

1. Coverage

This is something often overlooked when selecting a Sydney Wedding Photographer. It is the number of hours that will be offered during the coverage of your wedding. Typically you will want your wedding photographer to be with you to document all the moments of your wedding day. After all, that’s what you are hiring them for. That being said, typical coverage requirements for your wedding day should be about 8-10 hours. Be careful here. Some Sydney wedding photographers offer cut-rate prices by offering you less than adequate wedding coverage for your day. These become hidden costs and once you realise it, it’s often too late. That’s why we at Dennis Fernando Photography offers full day coverage with all our wedding packages unless you specifically ask us to customise a wedding photography package for your needs.

2. Price

For many brides, price ends up being the primary deciding factor. But it should not be the only thing that matters.  We often hear terrible stories from brides who have made a decision for their wedding photography based purely on price. It turns out to be a bad decision in the end. Photographs taken on your wedding day are all you have to remember your wedding day. Remember the old saying… “You get what you pay for!”.

3. Personality

When selecting a wedding photographer you are selecting more than just a photographer for your wedding day. You are hiring a wedding photographer that will be with you, your family and your bridal group and guests all day on your wedding day. Personality is a huge part of the selection process and should not be overlooked or ignore in any way. Your wedding photographer’s personality can set the tone for your entire wedding day and your bridal party. Ultimately it can impact your wedding photography altogether. You will more than likely be working with your wedding photographer for a few months form the time of your booking till post wedding photography and albums.

So make sure you choose your wedding photographer who has a relaxed and friendly personality and most of all, you feel comfortable working with.

Pre wedding photography session with your wedding photographer is a very good starting point understand each other.

4. Reliability and punctuality

Reliability and punctuality of your wedding photographer is very important. Imagine your wedding photographer comes late or even worst does not show up at all on your wedding day. The moments missed cannot be repeated and captured ever again! Always ask the question that your wedding photographer has a backup plan if something goes not according to the plan. We all humans and your photographer can get sick or something urgent can happen. Professional wedding photographers have a good network of other fellow wedding photographers who can backup them if something goes wrong.

5. Wedding Albums

Sometimes getting all your Photos on a DVD  may feel like the best option but most of the time the images will stay on the dvd forever in a drawer. Don’t underestimate the importance of a wedding album from your wedding day. Most people opt to place them in a beautifully designed wedding album. When selecting a wedding photographer you should look for an album that best represents you and your new family. Wedding albums come in all shapes and sizes. Questions you should ask are: How many pages come in the wedding album? How many images will be in the wedding album? What cover options are available for my wedding album? How long it will takes to get the album ready?

I hope this article was helpful. Thanks you and good luck with choosing your wedding photographer.

Dennis Fernando is a Western Sydney based wedding photographer offering wedding photography in the Sydney metro area, hunter region, north cost, south cost and interstate destination weddings.

Here is a list of Sydney wedding photographers listed in Easy Weddings – Australia No1 Wedding website