In the beginning stages of planning your wedding, one of the most important decisions you will make is finding the right wedding photographer. As there are many great photographers to choose from, it's important to be able to narrow down your list of choices and remember these important details when you are looking for a photographer who shares your vision.
- Your wedding date is the first thing to inquire about as photographers are usually booked more than 6-12 months in advance.
- If the photographer you are interested in is available, book a consultation with them. These first consultations are important for both the couple and the photographer. It allows both parties to get to know each other better in terms of personality, vision, style, and compatibility.
- Always ask to review their work, whether it's albums, online galleries, or video presentations. A good photographer has an ample portfolio of weddings and other special events to display their particular photography style.
- Review their packages, including prices, hours of photography, additional services such as engagement sessions, and how you will be given your photos. Will you receive a USB drive with all the images or a password-protected online gallery for download? Will you receive only the edited photos or the untouched images? Some photographers may also include a canvas portrait or photo album with their packages as well.
- If you decide