How to Book the Perfect Event Photographer

Why book an event photographer?

Are you unsure whether you should book a photographer for your next event?

They can be a great way to capture memories of your special occasion, and remember the significant moments for years to come.

Whether your event is a birthday party, corporate or school function or other private event, a photographer can be an essential part of making your night a success. Through booking a photographer, you can make sure that you and your guests are more present in the moment. Without worrying about wanting to take photos themselves to capture your event, you and your guests can spend less time on your phones and more time enjoying yourselves.

Photographers are also experts at what they do; you can trust them to capture all the special moments in extra high quality. You can then receive a gallery of stunning photos to share on social media, print and display, or simply save and look back on in the years to come.

Party Time!

How to pick an event photographer

Do your research! You want to make sure you can trust the photographer you book to capture all the moments from your event in the style that you would prefer. Have a look at local photographers social media and websites. Are the photos they share of a consistent high quality? Do they have positive reviews and testimonials? This information can be invaluable when picking your photographer.

Know what you want! Knowing what type of photos you want from your event can really help when selecting a photographer. When doing your research, keep in mind the type of event you are hosting and the type of photos you want. Do you want more formal or candid photos? What sort of look do you want for your final photos?

Pick the right person for the job! Keeping what you want in mind when selecting your photographer can make sure that you pick the right person for the job. You want to make sure you pick someone who has experience in the type of event you are hosting, consistently delivers high quality photos, has the style that you’re after and has a friendly and welcoming personality.

You can have a look through our Pixieset Gallery at the different photographers we have working for us.

If you have a favourite photographer, we can definitely take your preference into account, otherwise if you trust our professional judgement we can pick the perfect person for your event.

Birthday Parties

When should you book your photographer?

So you’ve picked the perfect photographer for your event after doing your research.

But what times do you book them for? 

This depends on what type of event you are hosting, and what you want to capture. 

For an 18th, a great time to book your photographer is from 8:30pm. This way you can still get some group family and friends shots, as well as the fun moments on the dance floor.

For a 21st, or any event with more formalities as well as the dancing side, it depends on when your formalities are happening and what you want to capture.

We recommend party formalities happen at 9pm – you can read more about this in our previous blog.

In this occasion, you want the photographer to capture some family shots, the formalities (such as the speeches and cake cutting), as well as dancing shots. If you want more photos of family, book your photographer from 7:30 – 10pm. If you want more party dancing shots, book them from 8 – 10:30pm.

This way you can get photos of all the key moments from the event, and have a timeline of moments to look back on.

While most of our photographer’s get booked in our 2.5 hour package, you can always add on extra time to really capture everything you want from your special night!

Engagement Parties

Is it worth it?

The short answer? YES

Booking a photographer for your next event is a great way to make the experience really memorable.

Through Diesel Media, we’ve captured photos from countless birthday parties, corporate functions, and private events such as engagement parties.

Our photographers are very friendly and easy to work with, and make sure to collaborate with you in the lead up to the event. This way we can make sure that we capture everything you want to at your event. We know how special these events are, and how important it is to capture the best moments for years to come.

Adding a photographer to your party is a great way to enhance your whole experience, particularly if you’ve also booked a DJ for your event. We make it easy to add on a photography package to your party when booking a DJ through Diesel Productions. This way the photographer can capture all the awesome moments on the dance floor, facilitated by one of our expert DJs!

Corporate Events


Booking a photographer for your event is the perfect enhancement for your event, and the best way to capture all the special moments to remember for years to come.

What photographer you want, and when you should book them for, all comes down to what you want for your event. Remember to do your research, and pick a photographer with a solid record of great photos in the style you want and some awesome testimonials.

A photographer is also an awesome addition to a party that already has a DJ attending. Why not capture the pumping dance floor?

Remember that it’s your special day, and that you should book the best possible experience for yourself to remember it for many years in the future.

That’s why we make sure that we collaborate with you to make sure your photos turn out as awesome as the ones in this post. Did you realise that they have all been taken by one of our awesome Diesel Media photographers? If you need any more convincing, check out the Diesel Media Testimonials below.

You can also book in our bestselling DJ Photo Package, where you can save on costs and increase your convenience by booking in the photographer and DJ through the same package.

What are you waiting for? Make your next event unforgettable.

Diesel Media Testimonials