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Book Photographer Early for the Best Results

Book Photographer Early for the Best Results

Like many wedding tasks, choosing the ideal photographer can feel overwhelming. They are, after all, the one responsible for preserving your wedding day memories. With the right steps, you’ll be able to find the photographer that meets your style, your needs and your personality.

Start with a list of experienced, professional, and reliable photographers. You can begin vetting photographers by visiting to find tried and true wedding photographers that know how to work with couples, get the best shots, and deliver quality pictures on time. Visit each website to get an idea of the photographer’s style, and see what sparks your interest. Next, gather pricing information and read reviews. When evaluating the information, avoid going straight to the bottom-line pricing and instead read carefully through the packages to ensure you’re comparing apples to apples.

You’ll want to note how many hours of shooting you’ll receive, how many final shots you’ll be provided with, and if a second photographer is included. A second photographer may not seem essential at first, but it guarantees you’ll experience precious moments you may have missed during the wedding when looking at your photos after.

Read through the reviews you gathered carefully as well. You’ll want to read their top reviews, as well as how the photographer responded to unfavorable reviews. Poor reviews can happen to even the best wedding professionals, but how they respond will give you insight on their business ethics and personality under pressure. Once you’ve narrowed down your selection to two to three photographers, begin the interview process. This is an important step in making your selection you won’t want to skip. The featured photos and portrait highlights on the photographer’s website showcase their best work. But during your interview, be sure to look at complete wedding albums as well. Be sure to ask your photographer about photo rights. You’ll want to determine if your photographer maintains the right to the photographs, which means they are the

only ones who can provide you prints. Alternately, if you own the rights the photographer will hand over the digital copies for you to get printed at anytime, anywhere. And as much as these details matter, don’t ignore your compatibility either. After your wedding planner, you’ll spend more time around your photographer the day of the wedding than most of your other wedding vendors. Be sure to book someone who makes you feel relaxed and excited.

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