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    • LeahH70
      CommentAuthorLeahH70
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 21st 2014
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    • AlexN29
      CommentAuthorAlexN29
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 21st 2014
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    My h2b was a photographer so he knew that our budget needed to fit in an amazing photographer. Lucky for us really as otherwise we might have just picked any photographer and not really looked into it. His cousin had a photographer that was useless and very rude to the guests. She was so disappointed with the photos which we want to avoid at all costs.
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 21st 2014
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    my no one criteria is that I must feel comfortable with the people who are photographer's.
    second is my the quality of work, then budget.

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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
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    Our criteria was largely style and consistency. For example, there are a lot of photographers at the moment who seem to have quite a vintage/retro style, likely to reflect the trend of 'rustic'/'country'-inspired weddings. Our wedding however is at a boutique hotel and our photos will be largely taken indoors to make the most of the venue and decor, so we wanted someone used to shooting in that kind of environment and who was creative with lighting etc. We also wanted a lot of candid shots, so wanted someone who was good at taking those, but someone who also had flair for the more posed shots (ie doesn't just line everyone up). Finally, consistency was important; I wanted to look through albums and go 'wow' at most photos, not just at one or two, which we found to be the case with 95% of the photographers we looked at.

    Budget was not a huge issue; we had a pretty decent budget as photography was very important to us and we knew we had to spend fairly big to get what we wanted.

    Unfortunately our photographer cancelled on us with 4.5 months to go, leaving us massively in the lurch. We have found another one but because it was so close to the date, we have had to make compromises: namely, on the posed shots which don't have the look or style we were after. We hope however to experiment on our pre-wedding shoot in a couple of weeks time, and if the worst comes to the worst will consider booking a post-wedding shoot at our venue with a different photographer to get the posed shots we want; which is far from ideal, but such is life.

    For us, photography was probably the most important thing after the venue.
 
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