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How to find the best wedding photographer in Yorkshire


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Bride and Groom at Rudding Park

If you are wondering how to find the best wedding photographer in Yorkshire, there are a couple of things you will want to consider. Know what type of images you want to have taken and determine your budget before you start looking for wedding photographers. A professional wedding photographer like Ben Cumming is worth the price and always tries to meet or exceed his clients’ expectations.

Bride and Groom on the Stairs at Grantley Hall

Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! A person who chooses wedding photography as a career will have a knack for being able to capture the best candid and posed shots, no matter what the circumstances. They want to create photographs you will cherish.  A good photographer doesn’t look at what they do as a job. It’s their passion.

View Their Portfolio

The best way to find good wedding photography is to look through several different portfolios. A good wedding photographer will have several wedding albums that you will be able to look at. A good wedding album or a set of canvas images on the wall will give you an idea of the finished products you might receive. You will likely see many style differences, especially when you see where the weddings were held or if there was a wedding theme.

Bride and her Bridesmaids at Rudding Park

Photographers who specialize in destination weddings are often very creative and are exceptional when it comes to different styles of photography. Other bridal photographers may be rather simplistic, opting for the more traditional wedding shoots. Ben Cumming chooses to get to know his clients and will follow their lead when it comes to finding the perfect shots  Remember, this is your wedding day. You want it to be unique! Look for a professional photographer who can give you options.

Social Media Says A Lot!

Bride and Father of the Bride walking to the Ceremony at Hazlewood Castle

A professional Yorkshire wedding photographer will more than likely have a social media page or two. Facebook and Instagram are undoubtedly the most popular, but you may also want to look at Twitter and Pinterest. Viewing each Ben Cumming’s social media profile will show you how active they are. You will also get a good idea as to how creative and fun they can be with the material they are working with.

Another reason to look at social media is that you will be able to get an idea of their reach. Where are most of their clients: West Yorkshire? South Yorkshire? North Yorkshire? All over the country? It’s also a good idea to look at their comments and reviews. People outside of your area aren’t likely to choose an average photographer if they have to pay a trip fee.

Ask Friends and Family

One of the most reliable ways to find a top-shelf Yorkshire wedding photographer is to talk to your friends and family. This is your special day. They won’t recommend a photographer they don’t trust or have had issues with in the past. If they have wedding albums or framed images that you can look at, that’s even better.

Ben Cumming knows that a good photograph is truly worth a thousand words, especially when it comes to pictures of a bride and groom on one of the best days of their life together. From the wedding party to the guests, good photos start with a photographer who wants to capture all of those special moments.

Packages and Pricing


Groomsmen on the sofa at Hazlewood Castle

When you visit a wedding photographer’s website, one of the first places to stop is on the page that details their packages and pricing. For some, their packages may be based on the type of venue, whether it is in a church, a home, or an outside wedding. Most bridal photographers love to create a story based on the wedding location and the couple’s history.

Many will offer a whole day of services that will include the preparation of the bride and groom, the ceremony, traditional photos, the first dance, and coverage of the reception. Others may include the rehearsal dinner. This can add up to a lot of money. Once you look at their pricing, you will have a better idea of what you can afford.

Ben Cumming understands that no two weddings are the same. He knows the importance of offering personalized packages that will meet the couple’s needs. Whether it’s a destination wedding or at a local church, a good wedding photographer knows how to bring a quality package together for an affordable price.

The goal is to make it as beneficial for both parties as possible. If you find a wedding photographer who goes above and beyond for you on your day of days, don’t forget to leave them an amazing review on their social media page and website!

Awards and Professional Associations

Silhouette of Groomsmen at Rudding Park

When you are searching for the perfect wedding photographer, another thing to look for is if they have earned any awards or if they belong to any professional photography association. There are several photographic societies throughout the UK. Ben Cumming is a member of the prestigious Fellowship of Photographers Association.

Most photographers will have their awards and certifications proudly displayed on the walls of their studio. They will also have them listed on their website. Going through a photographic society’s list of members is a good way to find a reputable wedding photographer in a short amount of time. You can also look through I Do Magazine. Ben Cumming is a featured photographer and supplies photos regularly.

Schedule a Meeting

Once you have finished your research, you should have a shortlist of five or so Yorkshire wedding photographers with who you would like to meet. Ben Cumming Photography should be on that list! Set up meetings with each one so you can get to know them. You may absolutely love a photographer’s work, but if you don’t get along with them in person the match simply won’t work.

Ask a few pointed questions and watch their body language. A compassionate wedding photographer who is truly interested in providing you with the images you want will never lose interest and will offer suggestions they think you might be interested in.

Photographers are everywhere. To get a good wedding photographer like Ben Cumming, you need to start your search early. Start looking long before you actually decide to get married. If you know what photographers are out there, it won’t take you long to narrow down your search. Get a head start now and finding your perfect Yorkshire wedding photographer will be a snap!

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