"One of the World's Best Wedding Photographers", Nicholas splits his time between Australia and Paris. His photos have appeared in Harpers Bazaar, the New York Times and

Nicholas is the publisher of the School of Wedding Photography, a popular blog teaching wedding photographers around the world.

Wedding photography: People's biggest regret

Wedding photography: People's biggest regret

Photography: People's biggest wedding regret

I've had some suspicions about wedding photography, and people's beliefs about wedding photographers for a while. To see if my suspicions were right I conducted a survey online (of 70 married people - NONE were clients of Nicholas Purcell Studio) and these are the surprising results.

71 % of people said, overall they were not happy with their wedding photographer!

Of those 71%,

  • 40% said the photographer missed key aspects of the wedding ie the kiss,
  • another 40% said their expectations weren't handled well,
  • 20% said there were too many poor quality images,
  • and 20% said all images were poor quality.

57% of all surveyed said their single biggest regret from their wedding was the quality of their photographer, followed by 28% regretted their choice of caterer, and 14% their venue.

33% said they picked their photographer because they were cheap, another 33% said the photographer was a friend and another 33% said they were chosen upon word of mouth recommendation.

An astonishing 85% of respondents said they should have hired a better photographer and would do so if they had their time again.

The lesson? Think carefully about your photographer!

Check out this blog post to help you make the right choice. How to Choose an Adelaide Wedding Photographer.


Written by Nicholas Purcell  





The Vintage Bride, Adelaide

The Vintage Bride, Adelaide