Although Essex is near London, many people decide to get married in the county instead of the city because of the costs that are associated with a wedding in London. However, the advantage of being so close to England's capital is the sheer number of wedding photographers that are available. Many undoubtedly offer expensive services, but the vast supply means that there is plenty of competition which can drive the prices down. The following article acts as a guide to finding a wedding photographer in Essex.
With the rise of online business, it is no surprise that the quickest, most convenient way to find a photographer in Essex is to search on the Internet. A cursory search reveals names, such as In Vogue weddings, Derek Anson, Nigel Bowen, Harvey Collard, Simon Carr and David Hughes, all marketed as Essex photographers.
Personal considerations It is worth remembering that the more popular the photographers are, the more likely their services will be expensive. If you need to stay within a budget, it may be worthwhile to peruse several online portfolios and to consider all the options before committing to one photographer.
Word of mouth Owing to the fragile economic climate, many couples who are planning their wedding are being cautious about how much they spend on a photographer. In many cases, they are relying on word of mouth about prospective photographers from friends and family. In this case, as long as a photographer has done a good job at one wedding, his name will be passed along, and he may find himself with several jobs without having to advertise.
Bridal magazines Many Essex photographers are shrewd enough to realise that even though the Internet is probably most people's first choice in searching for a wedding photographer, a significant number of brides-to-be still buy print magazines. These usually make provision for a sizeable number of wedding photography adverts. So, these are a useful place to find a photographer. Essex has at least one dedicated wedding magazine, but national publications should not be overlooked.
Supermarkets Local retailers usually contain an information board which makes provision for business cards and pamphlets. This is another good source of finding contact details about a local photographer. In addition, the business cards will usually lead you to an online portfolio where you can evaluate the photographer's work.