Choosing a photographer is like choosing your wedding dress or suit.... Whoever you choose has to be a comfortable fit for YOU whilst at the same time ensures YOU look fabulous and provides YOU with good value for money.
If you search for 'Photographers Peterborough' you will find that you will have around 20 pages to go through listing in excess of a 100 photographers in and around Peterborough. A lot of research I hear you say..... Indeed!
With that many photographers in Peterborough I appreciate how hard it is to make the right choice and without any guidance how easy it can be to make the wrong choice. Hopefully I can help you avoid the latter by inviting you to read through my website in which I have explained how to avoid the pitfalls and more importantly why I believe that I would be a good fit for you.
Whether you commission me to photograph your wedding, a family portrait session or your precious new arrival I guarantee that you will have an enjoyable experience and that you and your family will have beautiful memories to treasure forever.
"Thank you so much for the professional and friendly service you recently provided our family. We really enjoyed the initial photo shoot so much that we knew we wanted to capture further memories once our little boy was walking. The photos are fantastic and they have been used to create some great Christmas presents for grandparents and large prints around our home. We had so much fun doing both of the shoots with you and look forward to using you again in the future. Cheers Alan "
Michelle & Phil - Gunthorpe, Peterborough
Whether you hire me as your photographer or decide to go with one of the other photographers in Peterborough you should ensure that they include the points below as part of their standard service.
You can be rest assured that I comply with all the points below. I perceive all these points as minimal requirements and so should you:
Always meet with your potential photographer before booking them and paying any kind of deposit.
All good photographers will offer a free no obligation consultation to discuss your needs. In fact, this is something I insist on before accepting a booking. This is also the perfect opportunity to break the ice and to assess if they are the right fit for you. This of course works both ways…
To arrange your free no obligation consultation simply contact me or via email or call me on 07776 154698.
Do they guarantee their work?
Unfortunately not many photographers in Peterborough appear to offer any kind of guarantee. Regardless of the type of photography service they are providing you i.e. wedding photography or a family portrait session you should ensure that they offer a guarantee in the form of either a refund or a free remedial photo session if this is a viable option.
Are they insured?
Unfortunately, even with the best intentions things still go wrong. Plans can be ruined, accidents can happen and people get ill.... a fact of life. This is why your photographer must be insured, so that in the unlikely event of such a situation you are able to make a claim against them. Your photographer should have both Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance. Without this insurance cover, they may not be permitted to work at the venue you have chosen for your wedding. This is especially important if your chosen venue is on the grounds of the National Trust.
So..... unless you're happy to have your photographer taking your wedding pictures from across the road, ensure that they have the adequate level of insurance cover.
Do they have the right equipment for the job?
I could probably imagine the look of horror on your face if I were to arrive on your wedding day armed only with my IPhone or a tiny digital camera that came free in a box of Corn Flakes. We can laugh about it here but situations like this have actually occurred.
Don’t get me wrong, there is no right or wrong when it comes to the make nor when it comes to the price. Obviously the camera equipment professional’s use will be at the higher end of the price range, but it certainly does not have to be the most expensive. As long as all equipment used is up to the job of producing the beautiful, quality photographs you are expecting.
What you should be ensuring is that they have professional standard equipment which includes spares. Photographic equipment like most electronic / mechanical equipment can break down from time to time and of course…. accidents do happen.
Are they a competent photographer?
Mr Blogs may have the most expensive camera in the world but this does not necessarily mean he is a great photographer......maybe just rich and likes to take pictures when sailing on his yacht.
Photography can get very technical and take you deep into the world of physics, however it is also an art form so a happy balance of technical knowhow, artistic flare and a good eye for detail is required by the photographer to properly master their craft.
Of course every photographer develops their own style and therefore looking through their portfolio is essential to see if their style fits with your requirements and expectations.
"Alan, on behalf of myself and my new husband we want to thank you for all your hard work during our wedding. You made us and all of our friends and family feel so comfortable. You were very professional and so much fun to work with. You took on board everything we said and you didn’t disappoint. The photos turned out wonderful and we would definitely recommend you. Thank you Alan."
Mr & Mrs Agius - Peterborough
I always find it such a humbling experience when a client books me to be their photographer, considering there is so much choice available to them. It is an honour to have been chosen and entrusted with such an important task of capturing precious moments and preserving their memories. This is why I am so committed to what I do and ensure I only provide the very best of service. Always. I guarantee it.
Whatever your photography needs, please give me a call on 07776 154698 or email me to arrange your initial consultation. You quite simply have nothing to lose! I am happy to meet you in your own home or if you would rather we can meet on neutral ground for a coffee... my treat!
Whether you choose me for your photography or another photographer in Peterborough, I wish you the very best of luck and hope that my website has at least helped you with your decision.