How To Photograph a Wedding - and Survive

With lots of couples being extremely budget conscious when planning their wedding, more and more people are turning to enthusiastic hobbyists to take their wedding photographs. This can be a daunting job if you've never done it before. So I have drawn all of my experience over the last 21 years as a photographer, to make this guide on how to photograph a wedding.

Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

With so many North East wedding photographers around these days, it can be quite daunting choosing the right photographer. Also, with wedding day budgets getting bigger and bigger, sometimes it's the photography budget that gets cut. Nearly everyone knows someone who is "keen on photography" and would do it for a fraction of the price of a professional. But consider the points brought up below.

~ First and foremost, you need someone you feel comfortable with, as your photographer will be present for most of your special day.

Focus On ~ Getting Ready

Many brides like their wedding photography coverage to start from bridal preparation.

Some people don't like the thought of a photographer being there for the potential panic of extra people getting ready in the house and wedding day nerves.

I can arrive whenever you like - while the rollers are still in or when you're in your dress. It's entirely up to you.

Summer Wedding at Eshott Hall in Northumberland

It seems like a long time ago that I photographed this summer wedding at Eshott Hall in Northumberland. It was a glorious August day. For a photographer, too sunny, so I was hunting the shade out all afternoon.

I had only met the couple a week beforehand for their engagement photo shoot. They had only booked me a few weeks before the wedding and live in Canada.