Here are some tips for finding the perfect wedding photographer:
- Start your search early - Ideally 6-12 months before your wedding date. The best photographers book up quickly.
- Determine your photography style - Do you want classic posed portraits or a more photojournalistic style that captures candid moments? This will help narrow your search.
- Look at photographer's full wedding galleries - Don't just judge by a few photos on their website. Make sure you love their overall work and style.
- Read reviews - Check sites like The Knot and WeddingWire for reviews. Reach out to past clients for feedback.
- Interview potential photographers - Make sure you click with their personality and vision. Ask about their experience, backup plans, pricing packages.
- Compare pricing packages - Packages vary widely so compare what's included. Make sure the price aligns with your budget.
- Check availability - Be sure they're available on your wedding date before falling in love with their work.
- Ask about turnaround time - How long will it take to get edited photos and your wedding album after the big day?
- Trust your gut instinct - You'll be spending a lot of time with them on your wedding day so make sure you feel comfortable.
- Book early! - Once you find the perfect photographer, book them right away. Don't lose them to another couple.
The photographer you choose will preserve memories from your special day. Take time to research and interview so you select the absolute best fit.