How to Hire a Wedding Photographer in Australia

You have decided to say I do and it is time to organize the wedding. Endless doubts, they begin to assault you and you have not yet begun to organize it and you are already overwhelmed.

Organizing everything step by step, the estate, the wedding photographer, the dress, the trip … is a tedious process, but let’s put aside the nerves and stress and let’s enjoy the road. I always tell couples that a wedding is something that is prepared for a long time but that happens in the blink of an eye and sometimes we do not become aware of many of the things that have happened in it.

At the moment, trying to digest everything that happened, you thank the people who have accompanied you for making your wedding an unforgettable day while social networks are flooded with photos of your wedding.

At this point, I imagine that for many of you, the photography and video of your wedding will become at the top of your list of priorities, the essence of what that great day was and to remember as if you were living those moments again of nerves during the preparations, seeing your partner moving towards you or even how fun that first dance was.

Being so important to you, you must be very clear about what you need and that is why I am going to give you some tips for you to choose your wedding photographer in Australia.


Define the work style you like (artistic or documentary).
You could say that there are currently 2 more or less defined aspects of photography, which sometimes combine and can be worked in equal parts during the celebration of a wedding.

The majority of couples the first thing they comment on is “we don’t like to pose”, so what is recommended in this case would be a documentary photograph, being there the skill and experience of the photographer that allows capturing those decisive moments with creativity.

We don’t like to pose, we prefer it to be something more natural.

Define a budget for the wedding photos

It is very important that you have an idea of ​​how much a wedding photo report really costs since sometimes the couples comment “we did not expect it to cost so much” and that is certainly something intangible and depends on many factors.

But if you do not find the difference between a very low budget and another 4 times higher, although it is very likely that the difference is obvious, if you are not clear, do not cut yourself, ask.

Without an established budget, wedding photos can be a service that seems overly expensive.

It is time to choose your wedding photographer

You have a list of possible candidates and it is time to question one of the most important questions. Do we really want you to join us at our wedding? If the answer is Yes, do not hesitate to hire him. But if the answer is No or we don’t have it clear, I recommend you keep looking.

If you are not at all clear that you want that photographer to accompany you for approximately 10/12 hours of your wedding, keep looking.

And then to opt for one or the other will be the most important factors for you who make you decide. To do this I leave a series of questions you should ask to know in-depth how your wedding day will work.


Who is going to be the photographer on the wedding day? Sometimes, you explain your idea of ​​a wedding report to a person and the day of the wedding is another that takes care of photographing you.

Could you show us full weddings? And if you have already worked at the place where we celebrated it, could you show us that wedding? It is easy to show photos that hook, but you have to take into account all the work and see the consistency of a complete report.

Do you travel? Are there extra costs for travel? If you like a photographer who is not from your area, get a quote to travel. If you plan on a destination wedding then it’s important to make sure that they can travel with you.

How long do they cover the photo report? A full wedding report should cover from preparations to bridal dance, there are photographers who limit their day and then charge overtime. Inform you of the extra hour price so that there are no surprises later.

How long do they take to deliver? Bridal photography requires a prudential time for editing (approximately 1 to 3 months). It is convenient to set an approximate date so that the wait is not eternalized.

What approximate number of photos do you usually deliver per wedding? As in everything, we do not want surprises, it is convenient to know it in advance.

Do you deliver the photos in digital format? I know that some photographers are reluctant to this practice. Ask.