How To Hire A Photographer

The special moments in life deserved to be preserved, and by hiring the right photographer, you can be sure to have beautiful photographs that capture the moment. So how do you ensure you have found the right photographer to expertly capture these important memories?

Whether it’s for a wedding or birthday, graduation or work’s Christmas party, getting the right photographer to capture these moments means to will preserve the beauty and importance, the fun and celebrations. We look at some tips to ensure you get the right photographer for the job.

Learn about the photographer's style 

When planning your event, you should consider the photographic style you’d prefer. Do you want an artistic style with a natural look, or something more posed and formal? Check out the photographer’s style by looking at their website and portfolio and previous examples of work to give you an insight into their personality and style.

Ask many, many questions 

There are several questions you should ask any photographer you are considering. Here are a few of the most important questions you should ask:

•  Will they be photographing the event themselves or will it be an associate?

•  How many weddings or events like yours did they shoot in the last year?

•  Is this their full-time profession or a side job?

•  Do they have backup equipment?

•  How many years have they been a professional photographer?

•  What are the turnaround times for delivery of images post-production?

Discuss the fine print 

It is a good idea to check whether the photographer has liability insurance, as some less professional photographers may not have adequate insurance. Also check about copyrights and usage of the images, as well as payment schedules, cancellations, rescheduling, and refunds of deposits.


If you’re looking for a commercial photographer in Berkshire, get in touch today.