Posted on June 26, 2016
Knowing how to choose a photographer can be tough. We have photographed a lot of weddings and spoken to a lot of couples over the years and have put together some tips.
You spend a lot of time with your photographer, more than you will spend with most of the other people at the wedding (your soulmate excluded). 🙂 This means that you need to get along well with them. Some of the best weddings we have done are ones where we feel like part of the family by the end of the night. As a photographer you build a bond with the couple in the lead up to, and over the course of the big day. Weddings are momentous occasions and you want to be surrounded by people you like.
If you have a style in mind then seek that out in your photographer. Generally the work that the photographer/s have on display will be their style of shooting. While creative folk can be flexible with the shooting style and ways of working, you generally do not want to ask them to shoot in a completely different style. This ensures that you are getting their best work.
How do you want the day to run? If you want the photographer to document the wedding candidly with minimal intervention then you need to be sure that your photographer can work like that. If you want set-up and posed shots at every step of the way then you need a photographer who can create those moments. Generally a photographer can create a range of posed and candid photos throughout the day but you need to know how the photographer works and what their preference is.
Some larger wedding photography companies will have multiple photographers that will shoot with them. You want to make sure that the person you have been talking to and planning your photography with will be the one shooting the wedding. If they are not, then you need to meet the person that you will be working with and see specific examples of their work.
Sorry bad pun… could not help myself. Price is obviously a factor when planning the wedding and you need to balance the budget with each of these other important factors. Within reason the price is the last thing to consider, I said within reason. 🙂
At the end of the day you need to be happy with your photographs and be proud to show them off for years to come so invest the time in getting the right person for the job.
Words by Daniel Smith
Posted on June 21, 2015
Here is a quick sneak peak from Lauren and Glen’s wedding at Belgenny Farm. Was a lovely day. More coming soon…
Posted on May 28, 2014
This beautiful Autumn wedding took us down to the picturesque Southern Highlands, to Briars Country Lodge. Set to a backdrop of falling autumn leaves and a setting sun, Sharif and Megan’s garden wedding was, quite simply, divine!
Posted on March 20, 2014
With Love Bugs and “Pixie Puffs”, this beautiful Bilpin wedding had an attention to detail and perfectly stylised personal touches, that captured and celebrated the spirit of this gorgeous couple. We had so much fun!!!
Posted on June 25, 2013
What a big couple of days it’s been at the For Eternity Bridal Expo in Penrith this past weekend! Was so awesome meeting so many excited brides and grooms to be, along with their entourages of supportive family and friends. Looks like we’ll be busy bees come Autumn and Spring 2014 : ) They certainly are popular times for getting married! Here are a few pics from our stall…
Posted on March 9, 2013
Here is a gallery of a wedding we photographed in Newcastle, NSW. Both Amy and I lived in Newcastle before our move to Sydney and we love to come back. Chris and Hayley’s wedding was elegant, vintage themed, relaxed and a lot of fun to photograph. Overall an excellent day!
Posted on January 8, 2013
Posted on December 16, 2012
Stuck for a gift idea with Christmas only around the corner? A photo shoot gift voucher could be just the answer!
SMITH Photography’s digital Christmas gift voucher’s are available for purchase from now until Christmas day. These are great for last minute shoppers as they can printed from home, or sent digitally to your special someone. Order by Wednesday December 19th to have a printed version sent to you.
Photo shoots can take place at a destination of your choosing*. Extra time and options available upon request. Please enquire for pricing.
The $70 voucher entitles the bearer to:
Purchase now with PayPal or credit card:
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* This includes a total of 1 hour travel time to shoot location, to and from Sydney city.
Posted on July 18, 2012
We were very lucky to photograph a couple of sisters who were pregnant at the same time – only weeks apart. Half of the photographs we shot in a park in Taree and the rest in a portable studio that we set up.
Thanks to the two very beautiful sisters Bianca and Regan.
Posted on December 3, 2011