Choosing Your Wedding Photographer
"Have fun. yes you've planned this wedding for what feels like forever but... it is one very short day- so enjoy it & make sure the photographer is someone you'll enjoy being with because they'll be around you the most."
- Megan of Megan Resch Photography, Tempe, AZ Wedding Photographer
"Always make sure that you have a fun and easy going photographer. Some brides don't realize how important it is to have a photographer that is energetic."
- Jason of Dittmer Modern Photography,Neosho MO Wedding Photographer
"Be sure your photographer has at least 4 years of Professional Wedding experience as a lead photographer!See there work and look for sharp
images.Start booking a year in advance to get the best of the best! Also be sure and ask your photographer for advice about your day.If they're experienced,
they can be a major resource for other types of vendors such as; flowers, reception sites, etc."
- Tana of Tana Hayes Photography, Ventura CA Wedding Photographer
"Of all the people and vendors who are helping with your wedding, your photographer is one of the most important people you'll work with. After all is said and done, the food is gone, the music is over, the guests have gone home -- your wedding album and portraits will last you forever. Spending the extra money hiring a professional will take a great deal of worry out of having lasting keepsakes of your wedding day. This is their job -- making sure that their brides are happy with their wedding images.
Also, make sure to budget plenty of time between the ceremony and the reception. Allow at least an hour for formal portraits, both of family, wedding party, and most especially, you and the groom. It takes time to set up equipment and people for the best and most natural expressions.
Talk to your photographer about what you really want to see in your wedding album. Your photographer will get some idea of your personality after initially consulting with you, but in the end, it's your wedding album that will last you for years -- make sure that you and the photographer agree on how you want your album to look and feel. There are so many options out there, both in quality and price, so make sure you talk with your photographer about all your options.
And most of all, relax and enjoy your very special day. Remember -- when it's all over, no matter what happens, you and your special someone will be married!
- Michele of MW Johnson Photography, Lookout Mountain, TN Wedding Photographer
"Find a photographer that you feel comfortable with and who can bring out your best."
- John of OMadden Photography, Concord, CA Wedding Photographer
"If on the wedding day you don't want to be worried about how your photographs are going to look, you need to hire someone who doesn't have to tell you what he does, his projects have to speak for themselves."
- Yilmer of Frozen Moments Studio, LLC, Orlando, FL Wedding Photographer
"When hiring a photographer, make sure you connect with him/her, as you will be spending a good 6-8 hours with them! Get reccommedations from past couples your photographer has worked with."
- Sue of The Wedding Photographers, Rye, NH Wedding Photographer