First of all, if you are getting married in Cyprus, then you should hire a Cyprus wedding photographer by all means!
Finding the right Cyprus wedding photographer is not easy. The top qualities and selection criteria to consider for in a professional wedding photographer are:
- years and years of experience
- beautiful portfolio of wedding photography
- passion for photography and love
- friendly and open-minded personality
- demonstrated loyalty and dedication
- ability to respond to respond to requests within an appropriate time
If you are a bride-to-be, try and guess which criterion is the most important for your wedding. Are you still guessing? I will help you. Availability is an absolute must. You should be 100% ready for that fact, that it’s possible you won’t be able to book your favourite photographer.
Book in advance
Booking a Cyprus wedding photographer might sound like an easy task.
As mentioned above, your preferred Cyprus wedding photographer might already be committed elsewhere with another couple. For this reason, I highly recommend booking your Cyprus wedding photographer as soon as you decide to tie the knot in Cyprus! If you wait till the last minute, chances are that the Cyprus wedding photographer might be taken, as weddings in Cyprus are becoming increasingly popular.
The best time to email a Cyprus wedding photographer is roughly six to nine months prior to your wedding date. Weddings in Cyprus pick up from early spring to late October because of the fantastic weather conditions.
Cyprus wedding photographers usually have a clearer schedule from October up to March.
During this time, generally there are less weddings. This is the time that the other brides-to-be will be also looking for their Cyprus wedding photographer You have to act fast! I recommend shooting off an email in November, organizing early. It will give you the upper hand over the other brides.
Set clear expectations
Once you send the email, make sure you include examples of the type of photos you like. You need to be very clear about your style and taste. This way, the Cyprus wedding photographer can get an idea what you are looking for. The photographer can also send you some more work they have done in Cyprus. This might inspire you for more ideas for your wedding.
After you confirm your expectations and availability, price negotiations are next. I always remind brides that they shouldn’t be so focused on price when it comes to wedding photography. After all, these are your wedding photos and these memories are for life!
If your Cyprus wedding photographer comes very cheap, the quality might be lower too.
Make sure you make the investment for a high-quality and dedicated photographer. You wedding memories are priceless!
Long story short, book in advance! High-quality Cyprus wedding photographers get taken off the market really fast!
Make sure you define your expectations from the beginning and don’t be so price-focused. This is an investment towards beautiful memories!