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Wedding photographer Glasgow. 10 Things you must know about any wedding photographer in Glasgow.


  • 1. INFO@SSTUDIO.CO.UK 0800 0463274DO YOU KNOW HOW TO AVOID THE NIGHTMARE OF WEDDING PHO-TOGRAPHY DISASTERS ON YOUR VERY SPECIAL DAY?HERE ARE THE 10 MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK YOURWEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BEFORE YOU SAY YES.Q1. Ask your photographer to tell you all about their previous experience in this kind of work.Why you must do this. There are lots of wonderfulphotographers producing excellent work but their expertisemight only be in studio work, or industrial photography. Yourwedding day could turn into a nightmare if they lackexperience in working in weddings. It would be like asking aboxer to take part in a swimming competition!Technically they might be very capable, but can they handlecrowds? Children? Unexpected changes in light and weatherconditions? Being on time and being pleasant with yourfamily and friends?Q2. Ask your wedding photographer to show you theirprofessional insurance.Why you must do this. No-one can predict what will happenon The Day. Its very, very unlikely but if some unforeseenincident was to occur, wouldnt you want to feel confident thatyou and your hard-earned cash are properly protected? A professional photographer, whether they are from Aberdeen or Inverness, will not be of-fended. In fact, they will pride themselves on having a properly run business and be happy toshow you their insurance.Q3. Ask your wedding photographer if they are a member of a professional body?Why you must do this. Its true that having a piece of paper that says someone is a jet fighter pilotmay not make them the best pilot in the world but it does prove that they can fly the plane! Professional membership is not just given to anyone and any wedding photographer who hasprofessional membership of a body will have had to prove that they can fulfil certain minimumrequirements. You will have peace of mind knowing that they possess a certain level of skill andcan complete the task to an acceptable level of quality. It also helps you to feel more relaxedand confident, knowing that whether you ask someone in Glasgow, Edinburgh or Dundee, theirminimum skill level should be the same.The most common professional bodies are:British Institute of Professional Photography. The Master Photographers Association.WWW.SSTUDIO.CO.UK

2. INFO@SSTUDIO.CO.UK0800 0463274Q4. Ask your wedding photographer what back-up plan they have if any of their photographicequipment were to breakdown?Why you must do this. Its a scary thought, isnt it? A camera break-down? It could happen. Allequipment is liable to break down sadly or even to damage on-site. A child knocks over a pieceof equipment in the excitement after the ceremony. Batteries die. Water gets into something ora lens gets dropped. But if your professional can answer this question to your satisfaction, thenthere is another good reason to consider hiring them. Your priority is to be completely relaxedon the big day and to have nothing at all to worry about. And to have those beautiful photo-graphs to look forward to whatever happens.Q.5 Ask for references and reviews.Why you must do this. Well, no matter what your photographersays, you need evidence. No-one is going to say they are rubbish,are they? And what better way than to see for yourself? Ask for arange of different kinds of photographs indoors and out,traditional, quirky, moving, static, groups and individuals. Do they look like the kinds of photographs you would love tosee again and again? Ask for recommendations from past clientsand dont be shy to do so. A wedding photographer who is proudof his or her reputation will have clients who are willing to talk toyou. Remember, your day will not be repeated you have one shotand its in the hands of the person you choose.Q6. Ask to book a photo session before you make a decision about who to choose for the Big Day!Why you must do this. Your wedding is incredibly special and one of the most important days inyour life and the lives of those who love you. No doubt, you are going to invest a lot of moneyin it and the photographs will be a precious reminder of everything that happened and how youall felt on The Day. Its a surprisingly common problem but a lot of people choose a photog-rapher who can do the job yet they just dont click. Theres no communication, and things fallflat and awkward.So invest a little money now and make a big saving later. Youll be able to experience at first-hand and in a low-risk way, how you all work together.Is it fun?Does he or she talk to you in a way that makes you feel relaxed, creative and happy?Are they open to listening to your ideas and needs? If it works you ll have the added bonus of knowing that when you meet at the wedding, youalready have a good working relationship and that will add to your enjoyment and the quality ofthe end product.WWW.SSTUDIO.CO.UK 3. INFO@SSTUDIO.CO.UK 0800 0463274Q7. Ask if they can do all those intricate key shots youd love to have.Why you must do this. You must be absolutely sure your photographer understands exactly whatyou want. You wouldnt just go into Starbucks say, and announce thatyou are thirsty would you! So be sure and tell them about your ideas andyour dream shots. If you have seen examples in magazines or on-line,use these to show them. Talk to them about the environment where youwant these key shots to be taken. That way, whether you are in Dundeein the early morning, or Edinburgh at nightfall, your weddingphotographer can prepare and make sure he or she has all the rightequipment and can plan for important factors and timing. For instance,I have a compass so I can plan my day at different locations dependingon the position of the sun. That way, I can decide ahead of time where isthe best place to stand for a particular shot or advise my clients if one oftheir ideas may not work, due to say, shadows from a building or trees at a particular time ofday.Q8. Ask for Print prices.Why you must do this. Be aware that many photographers may have hidden fees, or charge highprices for prints. They will attract potential wedding clients with low package pricing. Its oftenonly after the wedding that people discover that to get additional prints which are often askedfor by friends and family youll be expected to pay in the range of 10 - 20 for each additional7 x 5 print! If you interested to know remaining two questions, would like to get easy wed-ding planner or wedding budget calculator, you can find it all on our website. As always it is completely FREE to download, use and print. To access those documents please follow this link: