Hey Desi Brides to be!
So just a quick update on where I am with everything wedding wise. Everything is now booked for the wedding day except the decor and photography! OH EM GEEEEE, yes I know, and there is still 8 months left to go. So how am I feeling? Pretty relaxed actually! I know photography is the next biggie to tackle and I still need to sort out most of my pre wedding party but I feel so so so relieved that all the big things for the wedding day are booked. I am also attending the wedding show thus Sunday at the Excel so I’m pretty pumped to get some inspiration and ideas!
As we are on the subject of photography I thought it would be good to share with you how to find the right photographer for you. Besides finding a makeup artist I would say this is the second most second thing I struggled with. Why? Because there are SOOOO many good quality photographers out there with stunning work. Secondly, I hate to say it it’s a big investment. For the wedding day alone and just on my side I have had wedding quotes back for around £5K. I’m all for investing in my wedding day but it is a big investment and something that you should fully research and be happy with as well as getting value for your money.
So its a tricky one, because you want a good photographer at the right investment. Asian wedding photography has come a long way since those cheesy Bollywood esque shots you use to see in the early nineties with most brides doing bizarre poses (you know the one I’m talking about). Most photography I see these days is mesmorisng and beautiful. For a bride I think photography is a big thing because we will cherish the photographs that adorn our living room walls for years to come.
So I’ve put together some advice on choosing the best Asian wedding photographer for you and what you need to take into consideration.
1. Like anything wedding related know your budget. If you can only spend £2k on the photography for the day then opt for the less expensive photographers, but make sure you are completely happy with their quality before you commit to the contract. You can normally get an idea of the photographer’s charges but looking on their investment pages on their site and this will normally say “investment starts from xxxx”
2. Once you know your budget then make a short list of the photographers you want to contact. Email them and tell them the coverage you need, e.g. I need coverage for these days and also be sure to tell them if you need coverage from both sides (brides and grooms) and if you need coverage for your pre wedding events.
3. Once you are happy with the quote make sure you meet with the photographer to see their work and they will normally offer a free consultation. Rapport is also very important. Choose a photographer that you feel comfortable with as you will be spending most of the day with them. Wedding photography is a huge investment so be sure to look at the albums and all of the work before you make your decision.
4. Like me if you are really struggling to make a decision then speak to your suppliers and ask for recommendations, they will usually know very high quality photographers and won’t hesitate to recommend. Otherwise look at the real weddings section on the blog for some ideas or attend wedding shows.
5. Make sure you know exactly what you are getting in your photography package. How many albums will you get? and what type are they? Will these be for each family? What is the editing time after the wedding and when can you expect your wedding albums? Can they offer you any custom canvases at all? Can you pick the photographs once the wedding is over to feature in your album? Make sure you know exactly what you are investing in.
Until next time…