Afternoon my lovelies,
Since I have quite a few photographers on My Lovely Wedding, who are all very talented and slightly unqiue in their own way, I figured it would be a good idea to put a list of questions together to ask your photographer.
The one piece of advice I give my brides is… ‘work with people you like’. It’s so important hire vendors you like, and feel comfortable around. There are a lot of talented people out there, but sometimes personalities clash and not everyone can get along with everyone. That’s just life I guess.. but it’s your wedding and it should be personal.
So, what I’m basically trying to say is, ask lots of questions, have coffee with them and basically get to know your photographer, (even just a little bit) before booking them. I promise this will make a big difference on the day… especially if you’re not used to your own paparazzi! Getting to know your photographer can really help you relax in front of the camera.
Things to ask your photographer…
What sort of camera do you use? Are you photographing up close and personal or will you be photographing from a distance?
The reason I say this is because lots of brides don’t want a photographer in their face the whole day, but some do. I guess there are some brides who love the camera, and thrive to be the center of attention. Of course you should be, your the bride but.. for girls like me, I’m not so confident in front of the camera and much happier to blend in with the crowd.
What’s included in the photography package? Do you get an engagement shoot? Or a fancy leather bound photo album?
Can your photographer also act as a photo booth photographer for an hour or two? (this might save you a few dirhams)
Ask them what their background is, and look through lots of their previous weddings. You’ll get a good feeling from them by discussing their previous work.
So, if your looking for a wedding photographer check out some of my lovely vendors… they really are lovely! 😉
♥ Ju Redondo
Ju is from Brazil and is a full time mum/photographer. She’s really sweet and passionate about what she does. I’m pretty sure all of you lovely brides will love her just as much as I do.
♥ Gul Photography
He’s a great photographer, a real sweetie, and I can tell from meeting him that he would make any bride & groom feel completely at ease around the camera.
♥ Mario Guarneros
Mario is from Mexico, and is not only a wedding photographer but he also does lots of fashion shoots and lifestyle shoots too. He’s one talented soul, and I liked him instantly. He’s a real down to earth guy and would be really fun to have at a wedding.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on +97150 873 84 69
♥ Life Compositions
The lovely Zainab is a Dubai based photographer, who has a huge portfolio of Asian weddings. She’s rather good at what she does, and she’s also a real sweetie. I think you will like her.
♥ JVR Photography
Liz, the women behind JVR Photography is really lovely and really talented. She’s based in Dubai but often goes back to South Africa to shoot weddings. Her prices are great and she’s really worth getting in touch with… just because she’s so lovely.
♥ Goldfish Photography & Video
Goldfish launched in 2012 with over 15 years of combined experience in photography and video. I’d say they have a ‘special knack’ of bringing out the best in you and your little ones, capturing those special moments that you can treasure forever. If you are looking for something really fun and really lovely then check out Goldfish Photography & Video.
♥ Simon Charlton Photography
Simon was my photographer for my wedding in January. He’s lived in Dubai for over 10 years and is down to earth, extremely talented and I would highly recommend him.
♥ Craig George Wedding Photography
I met Craig in May 2012 at my friend Rachel’s wedding, he was awesome and we hardly noticed he was there. He was very lovely and very professional. Although is he based in the UK he is happy to fly out for your special occasion.
♥ Blue Eye Picture
Dubai based photographer Gregory is the man behind Blue Eye Picture. He’s also a movie producer and has made quite a name for himself in Dubai. He’s stylish, clean cut and knows his stuff!
Telephone: Gregory – 050 5395937
♥ Dia Saleh Photography
A talented team of photographers, designers, and art directors work under the umbrella of Dia Saleh Photography. If you’re looking for something creative, modern, and stylish for your big day this is the place for you. Dia is also really nice 🙂
For more lovely vendors check out the vendor page…
Have a super Thursday everyone xx