How to choose a 
Wedding Photographer 

In all the world, there’s no pairing quite like you and your partner. So, to genuinely capture the unique spark between you both, you’re going to need a fantastic wedding photographer. And to find a fantastic photographer, you need to look for the right qualities. 

 Luckily, if you ask the right questions and pay attention to certain things, you’ll find the absolute best photographer for your wedding.

Top 10 Tips To Help You Choose The Perfect Photographer

When faced with many different photographer choices, it can be tricky to select the right one - especially since you’re choosing someone to photograph your wedding. Everyone wants their wedding day to go flawlessly, so making a bad decision can really throw everything off. When it comes to photography, i've heard way too many horror stories where the couple regrets their choice after the day. Don't let that happen to you!

 When you and your partner other are trying to decide on the best possible wedding photographer for your big day, consider these ten things to help you along the way:

what wedding photography is all about

As your wedding photographer, my role is to give you space to enjoy the celebration with your friends and family. Nothing intrusive or rushed around here - you’ll often forget I'm even around.

Of course, one of the first things you need to check is how much they’re charging.  Your wedding day is all about you both and your love for one another, but being realistic with your money will help you in the long run. Side note to keep in mind however, that better quality photographers will cost a bit more, but they will be worth it. 

Photography isn’t as simple as aiming a camera and clicking a button; experience matters! Knowledgeable and experienced photographers will intuitively know precisely how to get the best shots and make you forget there is even a camera around. You and your partner's wedding will be a once in a lifetime event, make sure you get someone who knows what they’re doing. 

1. How Much Do They Cost?

2. How Much Experience Do They Have?

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Two souls, one story

After reviewing your potential wedding photographer’s website and description, ask yourself this crucial question - do you like them as a person? Do you think you'll vibe with them? After all you will be spending a great deal of time with them. Most of the time, when you hire someone to perform a service, the most important thing is how well they work. But, you’re going to be working with your photographer a lot, and they’re going to be helping you make your wedding bloody fantastic. So, it’s paramount that you actually like them. 

 You may want to talk to them over the phone or another form of communication to get a feel of what kind of a person they are. Do you get a good feeling from them? If you work together well, they may be right for you. 

3. Do You Like Them As A Person?

Communication from every team member is absolutely essential on any wedding day. Otherwise, things may go wrong. Your wedding photographer should be easy to talk to and receptive to new ideas. 

Innovative photographers can add their flair to any photo, making them truly unique. No one wants wedding photos that look like any other generic wedding photo, and a creative photographer can help you stand above the rest. 

4. Do They Communicate Well?

5. How Creative Are They?

Of course, you need to hire someone who is willing to work where your wedding will take place. Always make sure your photographer can come to your location before hiring them. 

6. Where Are They Located?

A fantastic photographer should be able to work with your schedule, not the other way around. It would be best if you told them about when your wedding will take place to ensure that they can work at that time. 

7. Is Their Schedule Flexible?

One of the very best ways to determine if you like a wedding photographer’s style is to look at their past successes. Before making a final choice, take a look at their gallery.

Like any other service, a fool-proof way to figure out a photographer’s reputation is to take a look at their past clients’ reviews. That photographer might be ideal if you find many happy clients singing their praises.

8. What Does Their Past Work Look Like?

9. What Are Their Reviews Like?

Not every photographer offers the same services, so it’s critical that you clearly understand what you’re getting if you hire them. For example, will they be at your wedding for the whole day, offer video as well as photographs, wedding albums and prints, film alongside digital.

10. What Exactly Are They Offering?

If you’re looking for an enthusiastic photographer with heaps of experience, look no further than Frankly Faye! I’ve helped many New Zealand couples capture the magic of their weddings through my photography, and I’d love to help you as well. My wedding photography service is perfect for couples looking to create memorable wedding pictures. All about the big love and big colour. 

 I’m based in Auckland, but  travel all over New Zealand to take celebrate the heck out of you both. I won’t just be there to take your photos, either - I’ll be there to support you and your partner and help make your wedding day the best it possibly can be. 

 If you’re interested in my wedding photographer services, please get in touch at or jump on over and fill out my contact form

 Let me capture the magic for you!

Where You Can Find An Outstanding Wedding Photographer For Your Special Day

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