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Nigerian Weddings 4 tips on getting the perfect photographer for your big day

Your first wedding is hopefully going to be your one and only, so the memories need to be preserved in the best way possible.

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Choosing the best man for your wedding photography will leave you with a lot of beautiful memories play Choosing the best man for your wedding photography will leave you with a lot of positive memories (Linda Ikeji's Blog)

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Getting a wedding photographer is as essential to the wedding day as selecting the perfect bridal dress, or getting the best venue.

So, just as you go in search of the perfect dress, so should you be on the lookout for the best man to capture some of the most important, most treasured moments of your life.

This list assists you in ensuring that you pick the best person for the job.

Ask around

It's as simple as ABC. Just ask for referrals. Ask a colleague, a church member, or even your followers or friends on social media. Someone's bound to come up with a very great suggestion.

More tips for couples planning to get married soon play Asking around provides a number of options to pick from (SimplyKayo)



A search on Instagram will provide you a myriad of options - great Nigerian photographers of all levels, all grades depending on how much you are willing to spend.

Orobosa and Umar Mantu wed in Johannesburg play Your choice of photographer has to be dependent on the venue of the wedding too (Linda Ikeji's Blog)


Settle on a style

You might get a little confused with all the options you might be presented with after asking friends, asking on social media, and checking out Instagram photographer profiles.

play You need to go through each photographer's portfolio to be sure that their style suits the type of wedding you are about to hold (Plus size women dress)

How to best deal with this dilemma is to decide which style of photos you want. Would you be wedding outdoors or indoors?

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It'll be easy to choose photographers whose previous works align with your decision on that.

Reach out and ask for their portfolio

Set up a meeting, or initiate a correspondence of phone-calls or emails.

Request to see a gallery from three or four past weddings. Just to be sure.

When you are satisfied with all these, then, by all means you may go ahead and agree on contractual terms.

How much do you think you can ever spend on your wedding photography?»

  • 68,5% Less than ₦100K
  • 22,2% Between ₦100K - ₦500K
  • 9,3% Above ₦500K
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