Hi, I’m Francesca, owner of Piccolino Photo Studio.
I’ve been a Bromley wedding photographer for about 3 years now and I can now say that my style is pretty much documentary.
your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, therefore, it’s important to pay attention to the choice of your wedding photographer: the person who captures your day from start to finish! here 5 simple steps that can help you DECIDE
1 FIND YOUR STYLE
Decide what style you are after depending also, on who you are as a couple. You might be shy and not feel comfortable in front of the camera, or you might actually like and enjoy being a “model” for a whole day. You might prefer staged and preset or even fine art photos than natural and candid ones.
There are a few styles you can choose from: Traditional and posed, documentary and journalistic and a combination of the two. For example, I like to capture the day in a very journalistic way in order to tell the story of your wedding day, but I direct people in group shots or gently during the couple portrait session (still maintaining a natural approach)
Once you found a photographer, it might be a good idea to follow them on Instagram and Facebook
2. MEET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER
It’s super important meeting your photographer to make sure you get along with each other for two main reasons:
- you’ll be too busy and probably a bit nervous too on your wedding day
- you want to feel relaxed
- you want to trust your photographer
I always meet and interact with my couples at least 2/3 times before the big day at the point that we sort of becoming friends. Communication is crucial at any stage before the wedding.
3. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU PACKAGE INCLUDE
How long will the photographer cover your wedding? From what time until when? Does the package include any products? (Album, USB box etc). Also, make sure you read the contract and ask how many questions you feel like.
Many photographers publish their prices on their websites, others don’t and prefer to be contacted directly. I do publish mines and you can find them here
4. ASK THE PHOTOGRAPHER ABOUT THE EQUIPMENT AND THE BACKUP
If unexpectedly something goes wrong and the camera breaks, you want to make sure that your day is captured! Make sure that the photographer has a backup to minimise this risk
5. BOOK YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER!
Once you’ve checked all these things, if you are happy, book your photographer before it’s too late!
I hope you found this guide useful. I’m a Bromley wedding photographer and here some of my work, which combines a documentary/candid approach with some slightly directed shots. Overall very natural.