Choosing Your Wedding Photographer
We understand you may have never hired a professional wedding photographer, its not something you do everyday! Hiring a true professional that you can trust and be comfortable with, that will deliver what you need is what it all comes down to.
Take time to review our unique advice on choosing a professional wedding photographer to help you make a great decision!
"A flashy website, with "doctored up" images doesn't guarantee your "real life" photographs will look the same. Meet with prospective photographers and look over their portfolios. Seeing a photographer's work up close will give you a good idea of what you can expect in return."
- Pamela Hodgdon Photography
New Hampshire Photojournalist
"When planning a wedding and looking for your photographer, remember this is your wedding and you need to spend time with your photographer. You should meet at least twice with your photographer. The photographer needs to know you, what you want and you both need to be comfortable with each other."
"One of the things I tell my brides is: do not compromise where it comes to your wedding photography. Hire a good photographer. You work so hard, spend so much time and money to make your wedding look and feel exactly the way you want it, and it will be all over in few hours. The only tangible proof of your efforts and beauty during the wedding day will be the photos and videos taken during it."
- Adriana C. Photography
New Orleans Wedding Photographer
"I think the most important thing when looking for someone to photograph your wedding is that you have a connection and feel comfortable with your photographer. If you would not invite your photographer to a social gathering then you should look for someone else. Also, take a close look at their style and approach and see if it matches with your vision of how your photos will look. Lastly, I would say it's important to have fun and laugh."
- Riley MacLean Photography
Raleigh, North Carolina Wedding Photographer
"Always be willing to go above and beyond in your choice of a photographer. The pictures are the only thing you get to keep to forever seal the memories of your amazing day. Never choose someone based on price, choose someone because you love their images and you connect with them on a personal level."
- Taken by Sarah
North Carolina Wedding Photographer
"Make sure you really get to know the person who will spend the most time with you at your wedding. Be 100% comfortable with your photographer and trust that his/her sample work will be representative of what your wedding photography will look like--and want you want. Look past the ego and focus on the heart of the photographer. I tell all my clients that wedding photography is a service business built on one referral and one satisfied client at a time."
- Tallis Photo
Little Neck, New York Wedding Photographer
"When hiring a wedding photographer, make sure you see work from more than just one wedding they've done. Make sure they aren't just shooting the same tired old shots at every wedding. Your wedding should look as different and unique as you are."
- Wollwerth Imagery
Beaufort South Carolina Wedding Photographer
"Your wedding will be one of the most precious days of your life. When choosing a photographer make sure that you meet with them, you need to choose someone that you feel relaxed with and will ease you on your wedding day. A connection is EVERYTHING!"
- Back2Back Photography
Somerset, Massachusetts Wedding Photographer
"For any bride looking for a photographer, look for a photographer interested in creating art, and worried less on charging by time. The last thing you want on an already hectic day is to worry about how long your photographer has been there, and how much do you owe!!"
- MJ Photography
San Antonio TX Wedding Photographer
"On a wedding day, a photographer is the only vendor that is at an arms reach from the bride from early in the morning to late in the evening. With this in mind, when selecting a photographer, personality is most important. Select with your heart and your gut, not your wallet."
- Veronica LaPlant Photography, LLC
Appleton, WI Wedding Photographer
"Be sure to be comfortable with your photographer and that it is someone who you feel at ease with."
- Melinda Beth Photography
Somerset, MA Wedding Photographer
"As an engaged couple be sure to meet with more than one photographer. When looking at photographers keep in mind whether or not that photographer has experience at your location, and if he/she does ask to see examples."
- Abe Gates Photography
Keene, NH Wedding Photographer
"When choosing a photographer, meet with them to make sure your personalities "click". Meet with more than one photographer and take your time to make a decision. Start early in the process because Saturdays often fill up quickly."
- Ricardo Blackett Photography
Bear, DE Wedding Photographer