How to choose a wedding photographer?

Choosing a wedding photographer to capture and document the most important day of your life is no easy task. These photos will be viewed for years to come as a testament to that very special day when a new chapter of your life began.

Where to start? Here are some tips to keep in mind to help ensure you make the right choice.

Do you like the person’s style? The photographer’s style and format should appeal to you.

Make sure you feel comfortable with that person. You will be spending a very special day with them and you want to feel that you can communicate your wishes and that they are easily understood and respected.

Understand the photographers’ rates and deliverables beforehand. You want to be clear on what’s included in the package; approximately how many images, will they be delivered on a dvd, hard proofs or online, what do reprints cost, what does the album constitute, etc.

It’s your agenda. Give the photographer the schedule for the day. Include any special events so that the photographer knows what to expect, and can be in the right place at the right time.

Indicate the most important people in your circle so there are ample photographs of those closest to you.