A systematic way to selecting your BIG DAY Wedding Photographer

By Gardner T Hamilton For The Knot Wedding Directory

I really don't know how you guys do it !!

I have been a full time professional wedding photographer now for 31 years and from back in the day, when people came to the photographers studio to trudge through album after album in search for the perfect images for their day, until now when brides have to swim through literally thousands of Facebook posts swamping them with photographers and their packages offering this that and the next thing.  In truth I admire people who do their research and find the perfect fit for them.

So how do you start?....Over the years I have seen so many wedding photographers and wedding photography companies come and go, along with trends they provide to ensnare couples to become clients....Let's remember here, we are searching for a Photographer, a Professional, with experience and a proven track record of making people happy with the images of their special…

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Tips on Wedding Photography

Tips From A Professional Wedding Photographer For Maximising Value by Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is a professional, award-winning wedding photographer based in Brighton and Sussex. Over the years he’s seen more weddings than he can count and he’s here to share his tips for maximising your money spent on a photographer and avoiding classic pitfalls of wedding photography. 

Get A Professional

It might be tempting to skimp when it comes to photography for your wedding, I get it, weddings are expensive. But the photographs you get from that day will outlive even the nicest of chocolate fountains and will be looked at for years to come. So when uncle Dereck with his DSLR offers to do it for free, I advise you to politely decline. 

Not least because, uncle Dereck will be a guest with friends and family in attendance and he’ll want an hors d'œuvreor two, my point is that a professional will be there to work. As well-intentioned as a family mem…

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The Importance of an Engagement Shoot

   Engagement sessions are one of my favourite things to photograph. It's a great opportunity to get to know my couples before their wedding and see how they interact with each other. A lot of people don't feel comfortable being photographed. This gives them an idea of how I work and puts them at ease before the most important day of their lives! Reasons I think engagement shoots are great and a must have....  The more time you spend with your photographer the more comfortable you'll be in front of the lens. A relaxed and happy couple make for much nicer natural images of the two of you. Remember, your photographer will be with you for HOURS on your wedding day capturing all those intimate moments and preserving one of the most emotional days of your life. Not only does this give me the opportunity to get to know you but you also get to know me!   Ladies...this can be the perfect time to do a trial run fo…
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About Tie The Knot Wedding Directory

TIE THE KNOT WEDDING DIRECTORY    Welcome!!

Tie The Knot Wedding Directory is a a fast growing wedding directory, aiming to offer brides a superb collection of wonderful wedding services and businesses across the UK , Europe & beyond!   

Brides ***************************************** We have hundreds of lovely wedding suppliers, from stunning venues to fabulous photographers and everything in between that you need for your special day.    Use the search facility to find wedding suppliers, services, venues, and much more in your area. You can even save your favourites!    Visit us here https://tietheknotwedding.co.uk to find your ideal wedding suppliers.   You can also join our Facebook Brides group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1845462115477731/ and tell our listed suppliers what you are wishing for your special day.     Find inspiration with Tie The Knot Wedding Directory!    Wedding Suppliers ***************************************** …
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Gardner T Hamilton

I have been a Professional Wedding photographer for 29 years. I often analyze myself with "What's my style" and "do I have a style" type of questions but after years of travelling and shooting with such a diverse range for clients, cultures, ceremonies and traditions it is clear that my couples are my style . The couples who reserve me do so because we are compatible as people and the result is then mutually pleasing. As with this array of wedding images from around the globe I always look for the possibility to include something personal to each couple, be it their love for Chess, Skiing, music, cycling or even super hero's. An image with a personal connotation becomes more and more valued by couples as time goes on. After over 1000 wedding assignments completed it is clear for me that telling the story of the wedding to the Bride and Groom through images has become rather easy now , after all, they wrote and star in the story, so I always chal…
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