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North East Wedding Photographer; Tom Hibberd Photography

The average cost of a North East wedding is only on the rise so it is unsurprising when organising a wedding couple’s look to cut costs.  When it comes to North East wedding photography it can be tempting to ask a family member or friend to take photographs for you.  If this is something you are thinking about doing, here are some things you should consider.

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1.      When you book a North East wedding photographer you will get a commitment

A professional photographer has spent thousands of hours photographing weddings.  They know how to grab the split-second chance of shooting a father seeing his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress, of a groom looking lovingly at his bride, of a joke shared between the groom’s party, and these images will capture and convey the emotion in that moment.  Professional photographers know how to get the best shots even in tricky lighting, they know how to work with the sunshine to grab the best opportunities for outside shots.    A professional has doubtlessly shot weddings at your venue before, they will have an established working relationship with your venue and will know the best backdrops when photographing you and your wedding guests. 

2.      When you book a North East wedding photographer you will get peace of mind

A professional North East wedding photographer will have signed a contract with you.  This means they have to show up and they have to provide you with outstanding service and beautiful photographs because it is their livelihood and their reputation at stake.  That is quite a motivation!  A professional North East wedding photographer will be prepared for every eventuality.  They will carry a backup camera, batteries and memory cards.  They even line up alternative professional North East wedding photographers should an emergency prevent them from being there on the day. 

With a professional North East wedding photographer, you will have had a chance to look at their previous work, have a chat with them in advance about everything you expect from your wedding day and you can read testimonials from their previous clients. 

A professional North East wedding photographer such as Tom Hibberd, has experience in taking photos in different light, and different conditions, composing different shots and executing them perfectly. The camera doesn’t do this, the photographer does and this results in consistency meaning that you get not one or two stunning photos, but a whole album of amazing images.  Lastly, on the day they will be focused on you as they are there for one purpose only and that is to tell the story of your wedding day with beautiful timeless images. 

3.      When you book a North East wedding photographer it means a lot less work for you

A professional North East wedding photographer will have years of experience capturing weddings so instinctively know where to be and what shots to take.  They have no doubt shot weddings at your venue before, they’ll know in advance the flow of the day.  You can leave them to get on with it confident that they are doing a great job whilst you give your family and friends your full attention and enjoy your day. 


An amateur will have not this experience, you won’t be able to leave them to get on with it.  You’ll have to direct them which will take you away from enjoying your day.  Also, in discussions before your wedding your professional photographer will listen to what you want and then use their vast experience to give you advice and make suggestions that you will love. 


A professional North East wedding photographer will know in advance the perfect place for your romantic portrait shots, the best angle to photograph the church or venue and so on.  They can give you handy hints and tips to help you to relax in front of the camera.  Weddings shouldn’t stop because the photographer isn’t organised.  A good wedding photographer moves unobtrusively around your wedding telling the story of your day natural as it unfolds with beautiful storytelling images. 

4.      When you book a North East wedding photographer you get outstanding results

Professional North East wedding photographers photograph weddings for a living.  So, you can be assured that they’ll strive to give you the best results to make you satisfied so that you go on to book them again to capture all of the major moments of your life, and of course, recommend them to your friends and family members. 

North East wedding photographers are skilled at putting you and your wedding guests at ease and they get the right shot the first time so images never look forced, stiff, posed or unnatural.  Knowing your wedding photography is in good hands allows you to relax and look better in your wedding photos.  If you’re relaxed then your guests are relaxed too which in turn makes for better wedding photos of your guests too. 

5.      When you book a North East wedding photographer you eliminate the risk of you getting bad wedding photos

Your wedding photographs should tell the story of your day with beautiful timeless images that should give you pleasure for years and years after your wedding day.  Wedding photography has changed since your parents 'day.  Their photographs are no doubt kept in a box in the loft with one tired image on display.  These days wedding albums are beautiful books designed to be part of your home.  Whether you choose an album or a photobook, they look like an expensive coffee table book or a glossy copy of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, casually displayed in your lounge for all to peruse. 


After the day, it’s the photographs you will turn to recall those special memories and good wedding photography will not only remind you of how your wedding looked but will also capture how each moment of your wedding felt.  Wedding photography done properly is emotionally very powerful.  Can your friend or uncle with a nice camera deliver that for you?  Is it even fair to ask them? 

So, if you’re currently considering hiring a North East wedding photographer, I hope this has been helpful.  And if you think I might be the person to capture your wedding day with beautiful storytelling images, then feel free to get in touch.

I’d love to hear about your wedding plans…


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