Choosing a photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make for your wedding. These are the photos that will live forever and help you remember all the details of your day! You will show your kids, grandkids, and loved ones these photos. So where do you start?
First, you need to think about the type of photos you want. Do you want your photos to be candid and tell the story of your day? Do you want them to look posed and like you just walked out of Brides magazine? Do you want your photos to be light and airy or colorfully contrast? Utilize TheKnot.com or WeddingWire.com to find photographers in your area and browse their websites and take notice to what styles you gravitate towards.
Now that you’ve found your style, it’s time to look at your options. Reach out to several photographers and compare prices and packages. Some questions you will want to ask are – is an engagement session included? How many wedding images are included? What time will you arrive and leave? Do you include a second shooter? Do you include a photo album? Can I see a full photo gallery from a previous wedding? Most photographers will be willing to meet you in person before booking to make sure that you click together!
Found a photographer you love but not quite in your budget? Don’t fret just yet! Some photographers will be willing to work with you if they are able. They may be able to give you a discount by shortening the hours they are at your wedding, cutting out the engagement session, or taking off the photo album from their package. It doesn’t hurt to ask and see!