Many would argue that your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life. Having a great photographer to capture the day is high on the priority list for many people. Here is a list of 5 tips to help you find the right wedding photographer for you!
Decide how much you care about photography
First, you’ll want to decide which wedding vendors are the most important to you. For many people, photography is one of their top three most important vendors. While some other people care more about their dress, venue, etc. Decide how important good photos of your wedding day are for you.
Decide your budget – you get what you pay for
Once you’ve decided which vendors are most important to you and where a photographer lies in that list, you should decide how much of your budget can go to each vendor. Budget out more money for the vendors that are most important to you and book those first. By doing this you will be able to get the most important vendors out of the way, so you don’t have to worry about cutting down your budget on the things you care about most. Research the average cost of vendors and keep in mind, you get what you pay for!
Find your favorite style
Now that you know where a photographer is in your priorities and how much money you have to spend, decide your favorite style of photography. Do you prefer the trendy warm and moody style or are you more of a timeless gal with true colors? Or do you prefer a mix of those? If you like the warm and moody style but also want your photos to lean more true to color to color.. I may be your girl. (; Explore all the different styles and find what you love!
Decide what’s important to you in a photographer – experience, relationship, quality
The last thing I would recommend deciding before reaching out to photographers is what is most important to you in a photographer. Do you just care about getting quality photos? Do you want a photographer that makes taking photos fun and creates an experience?
Ask questions and set your expectations
Finally it’s time to reach out to photographers! Find photographers that match your budget, style, and other factors that are important to you. I would recommend always looking through a photographers website before reaching out, as their website will give you more information on what they offer. Inquire with these potential photographers and make sure to ask questions! Here is a list of recommended questions to ask! Set your expectations and tell them what you are looking for to be sure they can fulfill what you are wanting in a photographer.