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How to Choose Your Dream Wedding Photographer

Palm Cove is a beautiful destination and picking out your wedding photographer in Palm Cove is a little bit like choosing your wedding dress, it can be overwhelming - and it's a big decision. So we want to make sure you're making the best choice, which is where we step in. Hopefully, this article will give you the key information on how to choose your wedding photographer to get an amazing Palm Cove wedding photography experience!

Wedding Photography in Palm Cove of a couple holding hand by the Alamanda Chapel

Palm Cove has long been a favourite destination for couples from all over the world to hold their dream wedding. The tranquil atmosphere and beautiful white sandy beaches make it a truly magical setting for your special day.

Wedding Photography in Palm Cove is superb if you know where to go. You have to make sure that your wedding photographer knows the best spots to capture memorable photographs of your wedding day. I love being a beach wedding photographer in Cairns and I am truly blessed to be able to go and take pictures of amazing people in all the beautiful spots that Palm Cove has to offer.

But before we delve into the details of where to find your perfect wedding photographer, let’s take a look at some of the things you should consider when choosing one.

A few questions to ask yourself before booking your photographer

A wedding day is one of the most memorable days in your life and it will be a day you will want to cherish for the rest of your life. This is why taking your time is so important when it comes to finding the perfect Palm Cove Wedding Photographer.

There are many things that you should consider, such as the style of wedding photography that you would like, how much you are willing to spend on your photographer and how long do you want your photographer by your side.

In addition to that, you might want to ask for previous full day wedding photos and portfolio work at your specific venue if there aren't any on their website. But most importantly how much experience do they have? Rather than how many years of experience do they have, I think it is better to ask how many weddings do they photograph each year?

For example, a photographer might have been shooting weddings part-time for 15 years doing 10 weddings/year while another one might have been a full-time wedding photographer for only 5 but he has been shooting +50 weddings/year. Do you see the difference, which one has more experience?

Here are some questions you should also ask:

  • What happens if we book you but then can't go ahead with our wedding?

  • Do I need to buy the digital high resolutions photographs or are your packages all-inclusive?

  • How long will the photographer stay at the reception?

  • Are they extra costs if we want more time?

  • How much is travel (if any)?

  • What about albums, prints or wedding videography services?

  • Be sure to also ask them what their policies are for deposits and payments. This way, you can keep everything organised and avoid any unpleasant surprises in the lead to your big day!

Wedding Photography in Palm Cove couple kissing on the beach near rocks.

What do you need to take good wedding photos?

With hundreds of weddings taking place each year in Palm Cove, it's safe to say that this destination has become one of Australia's most popular wedding destinations. The most obvious way to get the best Palm Cove wedding photos is of course to make sure that you hire a professional wedding photographer but you also need to keep a few things in mind.

There are many different options for locations around Palm Cove so be sure to find one that suits your style and vision for the day. That's where your local photographer will come in handy!

Another thing to think about is the weather, you need to be prepared for possible showers. We do live in the tropics and the weather got a mind of its own.

Tips for hiring the perfect Plam Cove Wedding photographer

Wedding photography is one of the most important aspects of your day, which is why it's best to carefully select your Palm Cove Wedding Photographer. Here are some more tips for choosing the photographer that reflects you:

1) Know what you want. Pinpoint the kind of wedding photography you want to have. What do you want to capture? What do you want to remember? Do you want a full photojournalistic approach, more posed shots or a mix of both worlds?

2) Interview potential photographers. It's vital that you get along with your photographer because they will spend a considerable amount of time with you on the big day. During the interview process, be sure that his/her personality meshes well with yours.

3) Research costs and be sure to set aside enough in your wedding budget for a professional photographer so that you can fit it within your wedding budget without having to compromise on quality.

I believe in shooting your wedding day as it unfolds so no matter what the situation is I will make sure that you get the most amazing shots. Let me know what you're looking for and I'll show you all the options so you can relax and be confident in your decision.


The best way to get the best wedding photos is to hire a professional photographer who will have plenty of experience and know the best locations around Palm Cove. But will also be able to capture all the moments that you never knew you needed and you can rest assured knowing that your guests will also get the best shots! To book your professional wedding photographer reach out to Tulieve Photography today.


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