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Let's be honest, your wedding is just one day. But that doesn't mean it won't be one of the most magical, passion filled, joyous, and fabulous days of your life. That is why it is such a necessity to research into several different wedding photographers and invest in the best wedding photographer possible.
The photographer is there to capture every special moment and detail so it can be looked back on in years to come. An amazing wedding photographer can make an astonishing difference in how you relive the experiences of that special day.
Looking back on wedding photographs, will you want to just be reminded of what the scene generally looked like? Or, will you hope to see, feel, and truly remember the magic that you felt, the tingle of excitement as the most important people in your life all gathered together to honor a love that would last forever?
WeddingWire makes the search for the perfect professional wedding photographer easy. All you need to do is enter a zip code or specific city and WeddingWire will show the local wedding photographers in your area. We have thousands of reviews from real couples, just like you, which are an absolute necessity when looking at all vendors, especially wedding photographers.
When making such an important decision, there are many things to take into consideration before the final booking. It shouldn't be based solely on price and if the photographer(s) are available on your desired date. Though, those points should not be looked over.
Once you've found a photographer or photographers on WeddingWire, look at their social media accounts (i.e. Instagram or Facebook); do you like their work? Find out if they have a wedding photography blog with a portfolio. Portfolios are a great way to see a photographer's best work; make sure there are wedding pictures in the portfolio as well.
You should also meet them in person. Some important questions to ask in a face-to-face interview may include: how would they describe their wedding photography style? (i.e. photojournalistic, formal, documentary, or creative); will they be the one photographing your wedding or do they have an assistant?; will both people be taking pictures during the day?; do they have back up plan in case of an emergency?; are you comfortable with their emergency plan?; what wedding photography packages do they have?; do they shoot in color or black & white? You should ask if they have a generic schedule for each wedding (portraits before the ceremony or after), and if they are they flexible and open to suggestions. You should even ask to see a contract.
It's important to remember that a wedding photographer holds your memories in their hands and not all photographers can do weddings. It's perfectly okay, possibly even better, to be selective in your decision making process. You want to find the best wedding photographer to fit your desired style.