One of the first things you should consider when you are choosing a wedding photographer is what type of person they are. It is very important that you get along with your photographer as you’ll be spending a large part of the day with him, and if you do not like him as a person, you will not get good photographs. If you feel the photographer you are interviewing is a person that you like, this is a very good start. If they make you feel negative for any reason, you will not likely get on with them and will be better looking elsewhere.
Examine the photographer’s portfolio critically, and look out for the details. Amazingly, some people will book a wedding photographer without even seeing any of his previous work. If you do not ask a photographer about his experience you will never know if he even has taken pictures at a wedding before, and you do not want your wedding to be his first practice job. These days many people are describing themselves as wedding photographers simply because they are free on a Saturday afternoon and have some digital camera equipment. Taking good wedding pictures requires an extremely experienced photographer who knows how to organize people and take candid shots at opportune moments. If a Kent wedding photographer cannot show you a selection of previous wedding work, he is not the ideal person for the job.
When studying a portfolio you should notice if there is a wide range of photographs included. A good wedding photographer will have the ability to get great photos in diverse difficult situations, such as in a dimly lit room or in a venue where there are many people in a small space. If your photographer only shows you shots taken outside, it could be that he is uncomfortable with indoor shots and they do not come out well for him. If you notice a lack of a certain type of shot, be sure to ask the photographer the reason.
Ask your photographer how he will be delivering the wedding photos to you. If he replies that he will give you a CD so you can print them off as you wish, they should be a large red flag warning you that he is inexperienced. A professional wedding photographer will use a professional print lab to develop the photographs, and will definitely not be using a high street chain or delivering them on a CD.