How to avoid those awkward photographer moments

We’ve all been to a wedding with that awkward photographer who thinks it’s all about them. The photographer who makes you all jump in the air and pull a funny face and wave for the camera. CRINGE….None of us want them as our actual photographer though, amIright? So how do we avoid that photographer being ours??

Mr DTE and I once went to a wedding where the photographer was a serious slice of awkward. The happy couple had just, JUST, got married. They were waking down the aisle, happy happy, love, kiss… When the photographer yells from above for them to:

‘Go back! GO BACK! I need that again! WALK DOWN THE AISLE AGAIN!’  

So the couple pressed rewind, walked backwards down the aisle and then recreated that special moment again. It was very unmagical.

We were tempted to call this very same Photographer for our wedding too, obviously, but in the end we decided on We Heart Pictures, after seeing their pics on another wedding blog. Blogs, Instagram, websites etc all make it so easy to get a taste of your preferred photographers nowadays.  So cool to be able to suss out their artistic style.

The brains and beauty behind We Heart Pictures: Charlie, Hector and little Olive.

Mr DTE and I really wanted to make sure we had a photographer on our wavelength who wasn’t going to be all about him, and who got some lovely natural shots of all our guests, hopefully having fun, on the day. I also didn’t want to miss half of my wedding day because they took a zillion and one photos of us looking into each other’s eyes and cupping each other’s faces. But that’s just a personal thing…

I’d really recommend asking your top choice of photographer to meet up for a coffee before you press <CONFIRM>, so that you can get to know them a little. It really helped us, and just confirmed to us that Hector and Charlie were both dudes, who we really wanted to work with for our wedding.

You can see my two top photographer reviews on my Photography recommendations page. I hope these help – I’ll post a couple from our wedding once we have them back too. No cringey ones, I promise.

Just to remind you as well that I’m not on commission – these really are just my findings that I wanted to share with you. What can I say, I’m a giving person.

Say no to the cringe, bridelings. Happy photographer searching x

Yo bridelings! Have a look here for my photography recommendations.

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I'm a 32 year-old newlywed bride, living in London. I recently got married (July 2016) and am here to spread wedding joy and worldly wedding advice to fellow bridelings who don't want their weddings to take over their lives. Let's laugh (nervously) in the face of bonkers wedding planning!

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