How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Photographer

Deciding on the photographer for your perfect day isn't easy, but it's our job to make it as hassle-free as possible.

Getting married is a beautiful moment that we will never forget for the rest of our lives. With the rich collection of elite venues to choose for your wedding, Dubai is one of the ideal places for that special day.

The whole event can take a lot of planning and stress, so it is always best to hire a photographer well in advance. Some of the best wedding photography companies in Dubai are booked very quickly as they're high in demand.

Now we've packed the essentials together which you need to run through your checklist and ease that load off your shoulders for your wedding planning. Read ahead for the go-to plan for that perfect photographer to catch the true beauty of your wedding.

beautiful wedding bride, all dressed up and photographed.


Nine times out of ten, people compare the price of photographers before they even look at the quality of the photographers they're choosing from. In reality, you should be looking at the quality before the budget gets a say. The average wedding shoot can range from Dh10,000 to Dh20,000, depending on the kind of photographs, the hours, and who you choose.

While you should take into consideration your budget, it should not be the deciding factor. You want to make sure that your special day is captured in its elegance and glamour for you to look back on. And really, the photographer can be one of the places that you don't want to end up holding money back from. Because, as we've all heard, 'pictures hold 1000 words', and we want it to tell the most beautiful story when we look back to it 20 years later in life.

beautiful wedding couple during the wedding photography in dubai session

Do Your Research

Living in a world of endless social media at our fingertips has made research and inspiration all that bit easier. Instagram and Pinterest are great places to start with, alongside creating a Pinterest board of your ideal wedding; this will help out in the long run. Check out wedding photos you love the look of and then find your way to those individual photographers' websites. There will be a portfolio of their work on display for you right for you to look through.

Online research is key to shortlisting a Photographer but take it a step further and try and see the album of an entire wedding. A few hand-picked pictures from different weddings may look good, but you want a full album of your wedding, not just one image. Make sure that your photographers' photos are what you want or else you may find yourself disappointed by the quality of the whole album you receive.

Another tip is to check out the comments section. The last thing you want to do is spend your day with somebody who is rude to you the entire time. It's your wedding! You don't want to spend the day faking a smile for a rude photographer.